Kenya Mahiga AA
The Mahiga Factory washing station sits at 1800 meters in the Othaya constituency of Nyeri County. With just over 500 farmer members, Mahiga collects and processes the whole coffee cherry for farmer members using a disc depulping machine before fermenting the coffee in order to remove the sticky demucilage layer. After the fruit is easily removed, the seeds are then soaked in clean water where they are completely washed of any remaining fruit residue, and then dried on raised beds. Farmers in the region grow mainly SL-28 and SL-34, with small amounts of Ruiru mixed in. Coffee is processed and kept separate by day or even weekly deliveries at the factory in order to identify quality.