Machakos Co-operative union has acquired a coffee roaster thanks to partnership with Fairtrade Africa and Weeffect. This is in line with the Unions strategic plan and is geared to value addition. It is envisaged that the new plant will roaster coffee under the Lower Eastern Coffee mill( LECOM) both for local consumption and international markets.
The Lecom branded coffee which also sales under the FairTrade Label will soon be in the local outlets, supermarkets and the international market.
The union will also be establishing coffee houses within the town and a possible expansion to the major cities.
Structural developments are underway and the machine, at high seas, will be installed during the month of match 2019 and operations expected to start by April 2019