|Region||Gatundu North, Kiambu County|
|Farm||Igegania Multi-Purpose Co-Operative Coffee|
|Varietals||SL-28, SL-34, K7, Batian, Ruiru 11|
|Proc. Method||Unique Kenya double-wash system|
Igegania Multi-Purpose Co-Operative Coffee Society LTD (IMCS) is located 75 km from the capital of Nairobi and 25 km from Thika town – was registered in 1967. It now has over 1,000 small-scale farmer embers, roughly half of which are women. They farm a total of 200 acres with a combined 200,000 coffee trees and an average annual cherry production of 10 kg/tree – a testament to their commitment to good, sustainable farming methods.
The cooperative is divided into 7 zones, each with its own that director that handles the coordination and manages production quality. The society also offers extension services through qualified agriculture officers who are continually trained in the latest information to ensure that new learning and technology are passed on to farmers, focusing on sustainable and organic farming methods.
To foster a closer relationship with the Kenya farmers I am partnering with Zabuni.
Doing direct trade differently.
At Zabuni, we do direct trade differently. Our mission is to provide a platform where coffee farmers and roasters connect so that roasters gain consistent, efficient access to high-quality coffees, while farmers are empowered by acting as their own brand ambassadors and receive a better return.