Varietals: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian
Processing: Fully washed, sun dried
Owner: Private small holders
Altitude: 1600-1800 m.a.s.l
District: Murang’a County, Kandara, Muruka
AMAKUI FARMERS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Amakui Farmers Cooperative Society was established in I963. The Coop has 5 wet mills namely Muruka main, Naaro, Rianguru,Nguthuru, and Riakibunga wetmills. The Coop is located within Murang’a County,Kandara sub-county,Muruka location.
Management & Membership:
The Coop is managed by an elected board of 7 members each elected from one sublocation. Each member represents an electrol zone in the location . Currently the Coop has14 permanent members of staff who are headed by a Secretary Manager. The Secretary Manager oversees the day to day running of the Coop under the supervision of the board.
The Wet mills in the coop have a membership of 2928 farmers.
The Coop is currently producing an average of 533117 Kg Cherry. The Coop is in the process of partnering with Its marketing agent Sustainable Management Services Limited to implement a coffee quality improvement project with the aim of increasing the yields to over 1,000,000 Kg in three years.The production for the last 3 years was as follows in kg cherry;
- – 2012/2013 – 746746
- – 2013/2014 – 265142
- – 2014/2015– 587465Coffee Processing and Marketing:
Farmers selectively hand pick red ripe cherries that are delivered for wet milling the same day. The parchment is then fermented, washed and sun dried . Dry parchment is milled and bagged at Highlands coffee mills and then transported to SMS Ltd warehouses.
The Coffee is then sold through the Nairobi auction.