Region: Kirinyaga County
Varietal: SL28, Ruiru 11 & Batian
Processing Method: Washed
Blackcurrant, honey, molasses, syrupy body.
Gikirima factory is located in the Manyata division of the Embu district close to the town of Gicherori and 14km away from Embu town centre. Gikirima is situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya in the well respected coffee growing area of central Kenya, and benefits greatly from the perfect coffee growing conditions offered. Smallholder farmers in the area plant gravellea, macadamia and eucalyptus trees for shade. There are now 1,100 active members of the Gikirima factory and members each have on average around one hectare of land for growing coffee alongside tea, macadamia, beans, bananas and maize.
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