Rukira wetmill is part of Othaya Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited, one of a few washing stations or “factories” that form the co-op group based in the heartland of Kukuyu territory, Nyeri. The mill processes an average of 270,000kg of coffee cherries per year and the total farmed area is 128.4 acres with individual trees yielding between 5 & 10kg of cherries per season. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterized by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavors. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans.