About Yadini Coffee Estate
Yadini Coffee Estate is located near Ruiru Township in Thika District, Kenya. Approximately 80 hectares - out of 151 hectares in total - of the farm are used for growing Arabica coffee. Yadini employs a total of 23 permanent employees and 107 contracted seasonal workers. During the coffee picking period up to 300 casual employees are recruited. The estate houses 70 workers within the farm; the majority comes from the neighboring villages.
Yadini Estate has well-conserved forest patches with both indigenous and exotic trees. In addition, we have planted coffee shade trees within the estate to improve biodiversity within the farm. The use of shade trees also contributes to the quality of our coffee.
We use appropriate cultivation techniques like mulching to ensure that the soil structure is improved and maintained. To prevent soil erosion we use of wash control pits dug across the slopes and blue grass strips planted across the slopes. We have minimized the use of agrochemicals by better agricultural practices like pruning and mulching and biological means.