There are around 700,000–800,000 in the country, but the average coffee producer might have as few as 80–200 trees on their property. For the most part, only large estates grow only coffee; smallholders typically also have tea, beans, yams, and other crops for sale and household use intercropped among the SL-28 and SL-34 on their property.
Because smallholders grow so little volume individually, many belong to a Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which counts as another entity in our cast of characters. These societies own and operate the coffee factories, which are what washing stations are called here. An F.C.S. might have anything from a couple hundred to a thousand or more smallholder farmer members who deliver cherry to the factory.