Muthigiini AB


68,00 incl. VAT


Taste Profile
Fresh gooseberry and toffee with winey acidity and candy-like sweetness.

Additional information






Rwama Farmers Cooperative Society


Batian, SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11


1.500 - 2.000 masl



SKU MAB-FT-1KG-2024 Categories , ,


Muthingiini factory is operated by the Rwama Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.) and is located near Kianyaga town in the Gichugu divison of Kirinyaga. It was built in 1968 on 7 acres, and serves the nearby communities of Cieni, Gaciongo, Kiaragana, and Kariko. Membership is 1,560 smallholders, but about 1,000 of those registered to the co-op are active at any time. There are seven permanent staff members at the factory, and the members are provided pre-financing services as well as advances for school fees and farm inputs. Trainings and seminars for the farmers are available through Coffee Management Services (CMS), and field days are held by the minister of agriculture on a regular basis. There is also a test farm near the factory which is used for demonstration of techniques and best practices.

After picking, the cherry is delivered ripe to the factory, where it is sorted and processed. The coffee is depulped immediately using a three-disc machine, then fermented overnight before being washed in fresh water and sorted using soaking channels. It is then soaked until space is available on the drying tables, where it will dry for 7–15 days, being constantly sorted and rotated throughout.

Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day’s deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.

Our coffee is treated with care

Meticulous Quality

We hope to provide our customers with the best and therefore pay close attention to all factors affecting the quality of our coffee. These include cultivar, growing altitude, climate, soil chemistry, harvesting and processing conditions, drying method, storage conditions, transportation, roasting conditions, grind size, brewing water and brewing recipes.

Highly Curated

Each one of our coffees is carefully selected by our roasting team. Before we buy in bulk, we go through many samples from different specialty coffee estates. Often times we are working with the most renowned coffee producers in the world.

Small Batch Roasting

All our coffee is roasted in our Roastery in Westbahnstraße 13, in Vienna. We roast small batches (10kg max) because we have better control over all the parameters that impact the flavour profile and can therefore better guarantee consistency.

Ethically Sourced

We ensure traceability for all our coffees. Our house Espresso from Nicaragua is directly traded without any middle-men and when we go through a wholesaler, complete transparency is a must. We want to provide our customers with the ability to know where their coffee comes from down to the name of each farmer.

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