Gigesa Washing Station in Shakiso, Guji, Ethiopia.

 About Gigesa Washing Station

Gigesa is a small town in the Danbi Uddo Kebele, not far from the town of Shakiso in the Guji Zone of Ethiopia. The Gigesa washing station shares the name of the town and collects cherries from more than 500 coffee growers in the area, each holding approximately 2-5 hectares of farm land ranging from 1850 to 2100 meters above sea level. The Gigesa washing station holds NOP and EU Organic certification.

Washing coffee at Gigesa Washing station in Ethiopia.

As part of the quality control process, fresh local heirloom varieties are floated in water to separate lower qualities before depulping. Traditional disc pulpers are used and the pulped coffee will rest in fermentation tanks for 36 to 48 hours depending on the weather conditions! After being fully washed through canals, the washed parchment is set to dry on raised beds for 10 to 12 days on average.

The Gigesa washing station is owned and operated by Mr. Faysel Abdosh who started his exporting company in 2009 and continues to grow with more and more washing stations.

We absolutely love the washed coffee from Gigesa Station for its consistently sweet and delicate cup profile.



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