Kenya Gondo PB
The Gondo factory is operated by the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which has 560 members. The New Kiriti F.C.S. has an executive committee of seven elected members and three supervisory-committee members who oversee the management committee and reports to the farmers in an annual meeting. The society has a workforce of 19 permanent staff and about 25 seasonal workers. Muranga county is situated on the western slope of the Aberdare Mountains. The soil is rich and red with a climate that is cooler than most of Kenya. There are many valleys and streams throughout the area, where 80% of the population is reliant on agriculture, and most coffee producers operate on less than one hectare of land. Microlots from Kenya are traceable to either the factory level or individual farm level (when possible), and are selected basis cup score. Because the majority of coffee farmers in Kenya own between 1/8–1/4 a hectare of land, most deliver coffee in cherry form to a local factory for sorting and processing; at the factory, the deliveries are blended and processed into day lots comprising the day' s deliveries. Our green buyer for Kenya typically takes up residency in Kenya during the harvest due to the sheer number of samples to be cupped and selects the best of these lots to purchase as microlots (fewer than 100 bags).