Kenya Kiunyu AA
KIRINYAGA COUNTY, KENYA
Producer 1200 smallholders
Region Kiringyaga County, Kenya
Cultivar SL-34, Ruiru 11
Elevation 1650 masl
Floral, green grape, sweet cherry
Kiunyu Coffee Factory is located deep within the tea-zone of Kirinyaga County. Established in the 1960s Kiunyu and Kabingara, the two factories of the Karithathi F.C.S. are delivered cherries from farmers in and around the villages of Kagumoini, Kianduma, Kiambuuku, Kiambatha, Gatura and Kiamuki. The main varieties of coffee grown here are SL 34 and Ruiru 11, with SL 34 accounting for 99% of all coffee produced from this factory. CMS with the aid of Co-op management are aiming to educate farmers on the potential returns of well grown coffee and are assisting with training in coffee specific agronomic practices.