Mugaya | Kenya
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Mill: Mugaya Washing Station
Co-op: Mutira Farmers’ Cooperative Society.
Region: Kirinyaga County
Varietals: SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11, Batian.
Producers: 924 active members, owning an average of 200 trees each.
Altitude: 1560 masl
Mugaya factory was established in 1975 under Mutira Farmers’ Cooperative Society. It is located at Kirunda sub-location,Mutira location ,Kerugoya division, in Kirinyaga County. It serves 924 active members, owning an average of 200 trees each. The main varieties of coffee grown here is SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 and batian.
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp – known as the wet processing method.
The factory is using a disc pulper to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean.
The factory is receiving assistance from field partner Coffee Management Services (CMS). The long term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training, ready access to inputs, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and providing the most current printed materials on sustainable farming.