This coffee was produced by numerous smallholder farmers, all of whom are members of the Gathaithi Coffee Growers Cooperative Society (also known as Gathaita), located near Nyeri in Central Kenya between the slopes of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare range.
The cooperative is managed by a democratically elected board of members, each of whom serve as a representative of a community where the cooperative has members. Additionally, the Cooperative provides employment for permanent members of staff, headed by the Secretary Manager, who oversees the day-to-day running of the Coop under the board’s supervision. The cooperative, in this way, is run by the farmers themselves and represents and processes cherry for some 1,250 active smallholder farmers with a total estimated hectare of 156 and an annual production of over 102,000 kilos.
Gathaithi Coffee Growers Cooperative Society
1,450 - 1760 masl
Sl-28, Sl-34, Ruiru 11, Baitan