Karani washing station is part of the Kabare Co-operative. The washing station has 634 active members – women represent half.
Karani is located at the edge of Mount Kenya forest. The soils, that surround the washing station, largely consist out of volcanic ashes. The members of the Karani washing station are small-scale farmers who also cultivate other cash crops, such as Macadamia and tea. The farmers in this region are keen learners and enthusiastic about their craft.
The coffee is hand-picked and delivered to the washing stations for pulping. The clean water from River Ragati is used in the washing process – water is recycled.