UNROASTED COFFEE BEANS
Muthuthiini wet mill is one of Ruthaka FCS. The other wet mills are Ruarai,Kamuchuni,Nduma,Mukui,Kibutio and Karaba.The wet mill is located in Nyeri County, Mukurweini District, Mukurwe-ini East division. Geographically it lies on the slopes of Mt.Kenya and is strategically placed at the center of Ruthaka society. Muthuthiini wet mill was constructed in 1965. Formerly, Muthuthiini wet mill belonged to giant Mukurweini FCS. After the split in 2001 Muthuthiini,Mukui and Kibutio formed Gikondi-Thanu FCS. In 2004,Gikondi-Thanu FCS ,Karaba FCS and Rukandu FCS amalgamated to form Ruthaka FCS. Ruthaka FCS was registered under the cooperative societies act on the 21st of April 2004 under registration number CS 10378.
Management & Membership:
Muthuthiini wet mill is managed by 2 elected board Members (One man & one woman) who are elected by members to represent them at society level.Currently the wet mill is covering a vast area and has the highest number of registered members.The Wet mill has 7 permanent members of staff (5 men, 2 women). The wet mill Manager oversees the day to day running of the wet mill under the supervision of the board. Muthuthiini Wet mill has 1278 registered members. Active members 930 and the dormant are 348.Males 630 and Females 300. Amongst the active farmers there are 23 promoter farmers who trained by SMS Ltd who train farmers on GAPs.
The current production as at 2012/2013 was 163,873 Kg Cherry. Muthuthiini wet mill patnered with Sustainable Mgt Service Limited from year 2010. Production and premium grades are tabulated in the table below.