Nyeri is situated 180 km north of Nairobi, halfway between the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya, it is also the region where a elargest number of farmers work, where most of the farms are located above 1750 meters above sea level and it is one of the most prestigious coffee producing regions in the world. The small producers, whose characteristic feature is the use of shade in their crops, work properties ranging from one to 30 hectares. To date, the Kenyan coffee export system is constantly changing and in recent years has undergone positive changes, allowing producers to join together and collectively export their coffee in the name of MECOP, as well as allowing producers to embrace the traceability of their coffees.
MECOP is an association of small Kenyan producers led by David Maguta. MECOP works mainly in 3 producing regions: Nyeri, Embu and Kiambu with a dozen farmers. Each farmer has his own drying station with very high quality metal drying beds, Grain Pro bags, more precise equipment. The coffees are therefore dried on each farm and then David Maguta takes care of quality control, transport to a private processing company and all the export management to guarantee the traceability of each microlot.