Kocholwo Farmers Co-operative Society

This is a one factory co-operative found in Keiyo/Elgeyo Marakwet County

No of registered members (men and Women per factory) Men-193Women-218
Average Acreage Farmed 4,000 Acres
Flowering Period June/July
Average annual cherry production 196,000 KGs
Harvesting season January- February
Average Annual Rainfall 1600-2000 mm
Average Temperature  18-25°C.
Soil Types Red volcanic soil and well drained red clay with good fertility
Altitude 1600-2200 meters above sea level.
Varieties Arabica: Ruiru 11,SL 22
Cup profile The Kocholwo cup has medium acidity with a good well- rounded body and slight chocolate flavors.
 About the grower  The growers in this co-operative do wet-processing at farm level with 3-5 farmers sharing a hand pulper.

They do this due to the unpredictable rain patterns and to fully take advantage of seasonal streams