Thunguri AA – Kenya


Farm : Multiple small farms
Co-operation : Thunguri Coffee Factory
Varieties : SL28 & SL 34 (AA)

Process : Washed
Region : Kirinyaga
Altitude (masl) : 1600m
Harvest Method : Handpicking

About the Coffee Factory

Thunguri Coffee Factory was established in 1962 and rests on 8 acres of land right at the border with famous Nyeri County. The 1095 active farmers cultivate  SL 28, 34, K7 and Ruiru 11 varieties, though focusing mostly on SL 28 and 34.

The factory is aiming to increase and develop coffee production through farmer and farm manager training, Good Agricultural Practice -seminars and also by annually updated and distributed handbooks for sustainable farming. Farmers are given advances for school fees and farm inputs through pre-financing they receive.

Our sourcing partner, the Collaborative Coffee Source is working hard to establish a transparent and trust-based relationship with the smallholder farmers, helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya. At the same time bringing premium quality to us and premium prices to the hardworking farmers. In the last years they have had the possibility to buy coffee straight from the cooperatives instead of auctions.

This coffee is disk pulped, fermented, washed and finally dried on raised beds for 7 to 15 days. The waste water is discarded in soaking pits, and also recirculated for conservation.