The Thiriku FCS has only one factory called Thiriku. It was registered in the year 2000, after it split from a bigger union. The factory is located in the heart of Nyeri county, just at the foot of the Aberdares mountain range. The first step is for the farmers to sort their cherries. Only after the cherries are being checked, the farmers receive a ticket which is needed in order to deliver. The ripe ones are processed separately from the ones sorted out. For the pulping, Thiriku uses a Penagos pulper. Once the parchment is fermented it is separated into P1, P2, P3 and P lights and dried for 10-16 days. The factory has 136 drying tables, from which 10 are metallic. For processing, a Penagos ecopulper is being used. It uses less water than conventional pulpers, which is more cost effective for the factory and also more environment friendly.
Coffee fact sheet
Kenya ThirikuCooperative Coffee, Microlot
This coffee has a lively acidity, a velvet and smooth body and flavors of stone fruits and berries.
|Variety:||Batian, Ruiru 11, SL 28, SL 34|