Established in 1956, the Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society operates 19 washing stations and
a dry mill. In 2011, the cooperative decided to purchase their own dry mill because the farmers did not like being separated from the final steps in processing before export. They put up their own money to build the dry mill at Gatuyaini station, and were able to repay the loan they needed to complete the work after the first harvest was completed. The cooperative is focused on developing long term relationships with coffee buyers all over the world, to maintaining outstanding quality, and to increasing production.
Ichamama is the third washing station built under the direction of the Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society. Established in the early 1960s, the station is located 1741 meters above sea level near Karima Hill. Its name comes from the nearby River Ichamama, which gives it convenient access to water for pulping coffee cherries. Ichamama is currently under the management of Evans Kagoni, who processes SL-28, SL-34 delivered from small holder farmers surrounding the station. Our PB selection this season is washed, fermented and sun-dried to bring out that tropical sweetness that Nyeri county is famous for.