Region: Danbi Uddo Kebele, Shakiso District, Guji Zone, Oromia
Washing Station: Gigesa
Farmer/Grower: 850 smallholder farmers
Varieties: Local Heirloom
Altitude: 1800-1950 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.16 g/ml
Harvest Date: January, 2021
Arrival Date: September, 2021
SCA Cupping Score: 86.25
850 coffee growers, each holding approximately 2-5 hectares of farm land, all over 1800 meters above sea level
cherries are immediately put into a “floatation tank” to separate lower quality cherries. The coffee is then left under shade for 3-5 hours to let the surface water dry off before ultimately being spread out on raised drying beds. The cherries are meticulously observed and agitated to ensure even drying and avoiding over-fermentation. The natural drying process at the Gigesa washing station typically lasts 15 to 18 days.
The end result is a cup full of cherry notes, tropical fruit and milk chocolate with a wine-like peppery finish and syrupy body. Delicious! The Gigesa washing station is owned and operated by the Yonis family. As part of the quality control process, fresh cherries are floated in water to separate lower qualities before depulping. Traditional disc pulpers are used and the coffee is allowed at least 24 hours to ferment before being fully washed and set to dry on raised beds for 10-12 days on average.
We have had the pleasure of working with Adham Yonis and his brother Eskinder Yonis for six years and the coffee never disappoints!
I haven’t had an Ethiopia like this in a long time! The fruit notes definitely stood out. I should of stayed more on the light roast side ended up pushing it to medium, it was still good. I let it degass for 2 days and OH MY SOUL!!! This was treat!!! Definitely getting this one again!!!
Yes! The coffees from the people at Gigesa station never disappoint! Thanks for sharing your experience, Marcos.
I absolutely love this coffee. Roasted light, and it is bursting with flavor. I immediately ordered 20kg as this will be in my rotation. I brewed it for family and even those that prefer a dark roast were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this was. I may drink more than I sell! :)
Fresh flavorful beans!
This is a very good single origin espresso. Creamy, chocolatey, fruity and bright without being tart. Super well rounded and my current go to espresso. Works well as a single shot, as well as paired with cold milk and warm milk.
Delicious! Classic Ethiopia greatness in a natural. I roasted it on the lighter side to bring out the fruitier notes.