Coffee Farmers Reap Big As New Factory Adds Value To Harvest

From: standardmedia.co.ke

Coffee farmers in Embu County have started reaping higher returns from their produce after they started adding value to the commodity through dry milling.

A new mill built jointly by 24 cooperative societies started operation this year and has so far milled 722,000kg of coffee beans.Embu County Coffee Mill Chairman John Maruku said the mill is producing grade 3 plus coffee, the best ever from the county, which is sold at a premium price.He said, as a result, farmers payout had improved with Murue Co-operative paying Sh73.50 per kilogramme of cherry and Sh219.15 per kilogramme of dried coffee beans.

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