Jigesa | Ethiopia | Filter
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Varietal: Kurume & Wolisho
Altitude: 1800-2050 MASL
Jigesa (pronounced “Jee-gee-sa”) is a privately-owned washing station that is located in the Shakisso woreda(administrative district) in Ethiopia’s Guji zone. It is named after the kebele (local village) of Jigesa. The washing station is one of twenty owned and managed by Testi Coffee, a family-owned company founded by Mr Faysel A. Yonis.
Sitting at 1,740m above sea level, Jigesa produces exceptional washed and natural processed lots. The washing station was established in 2014, and currently employs between 250-260 seasonal workers—around 200 of them are women who hand-sort parchment, while the remaining 50 work at the onsite dry mill. During harvest, freshly picked coffee cherry is delivered daily by some 500 independent outgrowers from the nearby kebele of Dambi Uddo and collection points in Wese and Suke.