The Karindundu factory is located in the Nyeri district in the Southern part of Mt. Kenya and is part of the Barichu Cooperative Society. The Karindudu factory serves about 950 small scale farmers producing about 300 tons of cherry per year. The factory uses fresh river water from the Kirigau springs for fermentation then sun dries the coffee on raised beds.
Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society is located in Mathira East Sub-County in Nyeri County. It is currently composed of four factories, Karatina, Karindundu, Gaturiri and Gatomboya. It was registered in October 1996 under the Cooperative Development and Coffee Board of Kenya. It has 5,800 registered members and produces 3 – 5 million kilos of coffee. Barichu works to give the farmers credit facilities for school fees, farm input, and other emergencies. Their goal is to help educate farmers on crop husbandry and other agricultural practices important to the coffee. They have a demonstration plot financed by Tropical Management and house a nursery providing matured seedlings to help reduce drops in farmers’ production and income.
Varietals are SL34 and SL28.