Ihara Factory is located in Mwirua village, a few kilometres from Kerugoya Town in Kirinyaga. It was built back in 1970, and rests on a 5 acre piece of land. Ihara is part of the Mwirua Cooperative Society, together with the Kiriaini, Mitondo, Gatuya, Gathambi, Kiaragana, Kiambwe, Rwamuthambi and Riakiania factories. While Ihara gathers 900 active farmer members, the whole society has over 5,800.
The factory lies at about 1,540 metres above sea level and receives 1,200 mm of rainfall annually. Ihara is run by a factory manager and 5 permanent staff, and hires casual workers during the peak season to weigh coffee cherry deliveries, supervise sorting, pay farmers and oversea processing. Ihara is rated 3rd place in terms of the quality of coffee production, amongst the group of stations in the cooperative.
We have 2 outstanding coffees from Ihara this year, both AA and AB lots.
AA - FSC-1040 *SOLD OUT*
Profile: Lemon curd, blackcurrant, buttery.
AB - FSC-1045 *SOLD OUT
Profile: Butterscotch and lemon curd, vanilla and bright juicy acidity