PEACH NECTAR, ORANGE SODA, FLORAL
Jigesa is a privately owned washing station located in the Shakisso (administrative district) in Ethiopia’s Guji zone. 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 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.
The majority of the families that contribute to this lot farm organically on tiny plots of land, which average just 2–5 hectares in size. Coffee is their main cash crop and is grown alongside food crops of corn, grain and bananas, under the shade of native Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees.
We love this medium roasted coffee, full of sweet nectar and orange fizz with a gorgeous floral finish that will leave you wanting more!
POLITICAL ZONE: Guji
ELEVATION: 1,800 - 2,050 masl
VARIETIES: Kurume & Wolisho
FARMERS: 500 small producers
IMPORTER: Melbourne Coffee Merchants