Established in 1965, the Karatu coffee factory has a strong history of producing excellent coffee. Found just north of Nairobi in Kiambu County serving the villages of Karatu, Gitwe, Kibiru and Kigaa. The factory is also home to the head office of the Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS).

Farmer plots are so small that size is gauged by the number of trees rather than the measurements of the land, which means producers often have more control to strategically pick and deliver only the ripest cherry to their local factory (wet-mill).

  • Farm / Mill: Karatu
  • Region: Kiambu County
  • Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
  • Process: Washed
  • Altitude: 1880 masl
  • Harvest: April - June 2021