Wahundura Factory is one of 4 wet mills owned and operated by Kamacharia Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS). Over 1,100 smallholder farmers contribute ripe cherry to Wahundura. Farmers cultivate Ruiru 11 and SL28 at 1,600 to 1,800 meters above sea level in Murang'a county.
After selective handpicking, cherry is delivered to the factory. At intake, a cherry clerk ensures that only ripe, red cherry is accepted. Accepted cherry is pulped on a disc pulper and is then fermented for 16 to 24. After being washed in clean water, parchment is soaked in freshwater for an additional 24 hours. Parchment is dried on raised beds for 18 to 24 days. Dried parchment is milled at Sucafina Kenya’s dry mill, Kahawa Bora.