The coffee industry in Kenya is known for its cooperative system of growing, processing, wet-milling, marketing and trading. About 70% of Kenyan coffee is grown by small land owners. In 2015 it was estimated, that Kenya had about 250 000 coffee farmers and other estimates indicate that about six million Kenyans are either directly or indirectly involved in coffee growing. The main regions where coffee is grown in Kenya are the highlands around Mt. Kenya, Aberdare, Kisii, Nyanza, Bungoma, Nakuru, Kericho and to a smaller extent - Machakos and Taita in the east and coastal countrysides.