Boma washing station, that is surrounded by the rich soil of the Kericho tea plantations, is part of Kipkellion Co-operative. The Kericho area was originally owned by the white settlers during the colonial era – when the tea estates and coffee estates were established.
The Boma washing station has about 600 members – with women being the majority. The coffee farmers pay a great deal of care during the picking process. Ripe cherries are precisely hand-picked and delivered to Boma washing station. The coffee is then dried in raised meshed beds and kept in bins to ensure resting.