Location: Kirinyaga, Kenya
Producer: Kiunyu Wet Mill
Verietal: SL34, Ruiru 11, Baitan
Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Blackberry Syrup, Merlot
Kiunyu Wet Mill was established in the 1960s and currently
has 3,082 members. It is one of two factories operated by Karithathi Farmer Co-operative Society headquartered in the town of Kirinyaga. Kiunyu, managed by Joseph Musila, is situated at 1,644 MASL and serves smallholder farmers in the local villages of Kianduma, Kiambuku, Kiambatha, Gature, and Kiamuki. The farmers typically have a small amount of land and cultivate the varieties of SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian. As part of their membership, the co-operative provides training, credit & financial services, and inputs such as fertilizer to increase yield and plant health.