Region: Nyeri Town District in the Southern part of the famous Mt. Kenya.
Name Cooperative: Iria-ini Farmers’ Co-operative Society
Name of Factory: Kamunyaka Factory
Actual farm/coop size (hectares): About 120 tonnes of cherry per year
Number of producers/growers: About 165 persons
Altitude: 1700-1800 masl
Soil type: Rich Volcanic Sandy Soil
Flowering period: Between February and March
Harvest period: Between October to December
Shipping Period: Between March and April
Average rainfall: 1500mm
Average annual temperatures: 14-25 degrees
Process: Fully washed and sundried
Cup profile: Round, complex and sweetish
Farm or Region History / Background
IRIAINI, the society name is a Kikuyu word meaning “along the Lake” to ease the access for the water both for human and livestocks use. Tourist attraction is found in Nyeri Town and Aberdare Ranges.
Farm / Estate Processing Techniques
Fermentation done with Fresh River Water and then sundried on raised beds.