|Varietals:||SL28, SL34, Batian|
|Altitude:||1,400-1,600 metres above sea level|
|Farm / Cooperative:||Barichu FCS|
KARINDUNDU is a Kikuyu word meaning, “the wrapped” because of the betrayer who was killed in the area and wrapped with sacks during the Kikuyu and Ukabi wars, on the land issues in the events of migration in the old days. Within the vicinity of the factory, there is the famous open air market and also hotels to cater for visitors.
Washing is done with fresh water from Kirigu stream and then sun dried on raised beds. The drying takes 7-14 days.
The Barichu Farmer’s cooperative society operates a coffee shop, located on the premises which caters to travelers on the highway. The income from the coffee shop allows the society to reduce its overhead thereby increasing the farmers income. The society contributes to the education of children in the region by renting out the extra space on its premises to a primary school and college