Situated in the North East corner of Kirinyaga county, on on of the many undulating foot hills of Mt Kenya is Karimikui Coffee Factory. Rungeto was established shortly after the liquidation of the Ngiriama F.C.S, a massive Co-op with numerous factories. After liquidation Karimikui, Kii and Kiangoi were grouped to Rungeto farmers co-operative society with Karimikui reopening in 1997. Karimikui, Kiangoi and Kii, the three factories of the Rungeto F.C.S all are situated with in two kilometers of Githure township and only four kilometers from the Mt Kenya National park.
The Karimikui coffee factory intakes delivery of cherries for its 500 members many being delivered by bike or Ox driven carts. The Farmers must then hand sort out over and under ripe cherries. Because of the terrain Karimikui resides on, once coffee is pulped, fermented and washed most of it needs tobe pumped to the other end of the factory to be skin dried then moved to nearby drying beds. Water used through out processing comes form the Nyamindi River that flows down from Mt Kenya just a short distance from the factories Western perimeter. 2 large water tanks hold water used for processing and 2 seepage ponds for water treatment before it can rejoin the Nyamindi River.
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