Mahiga is a washing station – or factory, as they are called in Kenya – located in Nyeri County in the Rukira village. Established in 1962, it is one of seventeen active washing stations – owned by Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society.
Mahiga receives coffee cherries from 400 of the cooperative’s members who grow coffee trees beside tea trees on nearby farms, located between 1,700- 1,900 meters above sea level.
The coffees in this lot are grown on the foothills of the extinct vol- cano, Mt Kenya, in an area defined
by its bright red, nutrient-rich, volcanic soil, high elevations and
cool climate, all of which contribute
to the outstanding quality of coffees produced here. Most farmers in Nyeri are smallholder cooperative members – with farm size averaging just half a hec- tare – and grow coffee as a cash crop alongside food crops like banana, maize, macadamia, avocados and vegetables. Tea and dairy are also important sources of income for the producers.
Notes: Raspberry jam, stone fruit, lemon iced tea
Farmer: Othaya Farmers Cooperative
Variety: SL-28, Ruiru 11, Batian, SL-34
Region: Mahiga, Rukira village
Altitude: 1900 m
Mouthfeel: Medium body
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