From Mount Elgon, transporting coffee can be a cumbersome affair. Ofen when it is time to bring the coffee to be ground, it is the rainy season, making passage over the roads time-comsuming and often impossible.

The ammount of coffee transported to the miller is close to twice the weight of the coffee which Farm Mountain sends to the world market. This means that almost 50% is lost as waste or rejected for being under grade A.


This machine takes a manifold of coffee beans, also called silver skin. Coffee beans are sorted into various sizes from A to AA. Each cofee bag is automatically filled to weigh 60 kg.

After this process of machining, the beans are ready for second critical phase, namely handsorting and special grading of the beans.