The Kii factory is operated by Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), and serves about 1,215 active members. Farmers in this region began planting coffee in 1953, and the average farmer has about 400 coffee trees on an area of about 1/3rd of a hectare.
Members deliver cherries to the factory as soon as they are picked, and they are de-pulped after sorting and separating. The coffee is then fermented (typically overnight) before being washed with fresh river water, and then dried in full sun.