Farm: Various smallholder members of the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society
Region: Mathioya, Muranga
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7
Elevation: 1990 meters
The Gondo factory is operated by the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which has 560 members. Coffee is picked and brought to the factory that same day for selection and separation, as hand sorting happens before depulping begins. The ripe cherry is processed using fresh water from the local Kananahu stream, and the coffee is dried under full sun.
The New Kiriti F.C.S. has an executive committee of seven elected members and three supervisory-committee members who oversee the management committee and reports to the farmers in an annual meeting. The society has a workforce of 19 permanent staff and about 25 seasonal workers.
And guess what, it's delicious.