Ethiopia Gigesa


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Gigesa is the name of the washing station, founded by Faysel Abdosh Yonis in 2014. Gigesa Washing Station is located in Danbi Uddo, in the Shakiso district, within the reknown Guji Zone of Ethiopia.

Around 850 smallholder farmers bring their coffee to Gigesa, with a mix of Ethiopian landrace varieties as is often the case in coffees from Ethiopia. These coffees are grown under a variety of shade trees, and the farms themselves are quite small, averaging 2.5 hectares in size. After the coffee has been sorted, it is fermented for 48 hours in water tanks, fed by the local river. The coffee is then dried on raised beds in select areas of the station where windflow aids in even drying of the coffee, which is crucial to flavor and the longevity of the coffee once it is shipped.

One of our favorite Ethiopian coffees from last year, this new lot of Gigesa is vibrant and sweet, with our roasters tasting red fruit and juicy citrus in the cup. A light body and subtle floral flavors remind us of fragrant and perfumed Earl Grey tea.

Country / Ethiopia

Producer / Gigesa Washing Station

Location / Danbi Uddo, Shakiso, Guji Zone

Process / Washed

Variety / Ethiopian landraces

Altitude / 1800-1950 masl

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