Muthuaini factory is situated in Tetu location, Muthuaini sub-location, Nyeri Central district east of aberdare mountains. It started its operations in the year 1986 as factory number 15 of the 18 factories in former Tetu coffee growers’ co-operative society ltd which had eighteen factories. In 1999, the society split into eighteen single factory society’s Muthuaini factory being one of them. In the year 2004, the government encouraged the single societies to merge and form a large and economically viable society. This effort resulted to the formation of two societies namely aguthi and mutheka farmer’s co-operative society ltd. The factory has four diferent zones of Muthuaini catchment area.these zones are Kiondoe, Githakwa,Kairia and Kanoga.
|Av Trees per farmer||193|
|Early: Late crop ratio(%)||1:10|
|Drying Method||sun drying|
|Harvesting Method||Hand picking|
|Main Crop Season||October – November|
|Varieties||SL28, SL34, RUIRU 11, BATIAN|
|Soils||Red Volcanic Soil|