CUP SCORE 90.50 (scaa cup protocol)
Currant / Lime / Rhubarb / Honey
suggested for espresso and filter
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1
THE STORY BEHIND
The Kithungururu Farmers’ Cooperative Society is located near Kathingari in Embu, Kenya and has 1200 active coffee farmers. The cooperative is well known for paying the producers well above government requirements. In Kenya, coops are required by law to pay a minimum of 80% of the final coffee proceeds to the farmers. Kithungururu exceeds that by paying their members 95%! The proof of this payment is in the exceptional quality in the cup.
Kithungururu was established in 1999 and has five management members. The cooperative has partnered with TechnoServe to assist with agricultural training and support. TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative “seeks to demonstrate how specialty coffee can transform the lives of East Africa’s coffee-farming families, contribute to strong and growing industry demand, and help fuel the overall growth and development of the region.”
The efficiency and excellence of the cooperative is visible on the walls of their office which contain multiple framed certificates received for awards such as highest farmer payments, production, best management, and cleanest washing station. Kithungururu provides financial assistance to its members through low interest loans and pre-finance during the coffee season. This enables the producers to focus on their production and produce better coffee.