About this Single Origin Coffee – Kenya Karimikui
This washed SL28 and SL34 variety from the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society has the well-known big and bold flavours that the Kirinyaga region is famous for and makes a delicious espresso.
The farms in the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society were recognised after liquidation of the famous Ngiriama Cooperative Society. Soon after, Kiangoi, Karimikui and Kii joined hands to form the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society.
The Rungeto Farmer’s society operates a dairy cooling plant and collects over 120,000 litres of milk a month and is a supplier to one of Kenya’s largest dairy product companies. This helps the farmers diversify their income base. Using Fairtrade premiums, the society has also set up a fuel station. The income allows the society to cover it’s overheads thereby increasing the farmers’ income.
Our recent projects in Kenya have helped over 6,000 farmers and their families. New drying beds, upgrading washing tanks and even a tractor to transport beans, has helped farmers more than triple their earnings.
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