Ethiopia

Gigesa Natural

Gigesa Natural

Specifics

Region Shakiso, Guji
Producer Small Lot Holders
Elevation 1850-2150 masl
Varietals Heirloom
Weight 60 kg
Available 0
Status Spot - SSCS
Arrival current crop
Lot # 010/0276/0556
SKU # BB28516

Preperation

Process natural
Drying raised beds
Grade G1
Liner GrainPro

Sensory

Profile fruit forward
Notes berries, pomegranate, jasmine
Target Score 86
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, all over 1800 meters above sea level. The Gigesa washing station holds NOP and EU Organic certification.

Freshly picked cherries are delivered to the Gigesa washing station and 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.

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.
View full details
Gigesa Natural
Gigesa Natural