Six thousand coffee farmers affiliated with the Rwama coffee society in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County are set to increase the quality of their coffee after acquiring a new modern coffee processing machine.

The farmers benefitted from a modern eco pulping machine donated by the European Union in collaboration with Slovak aid and coffee management service.

Officials of the Slovak aid and coffee management service with the management of the coffee society during the commissioning of the new machine. Photo by Irungu Mwangi

The General Manager for coffee management services, Martin Ngari, said the facility is set to increase cherry productivity, cut labor cost thus ultimately maximizing profits owing to its efficiency and advanced technology.

Speaking at the Kimatu coffee factory in Gichugu while commissioning the new pulping machine, Ngari said that the farmers deserved the machine because of their hard work and capability in meeting a high cherry production despite the society being…

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