Jigesa

Where to try this origin:
Producer
500+ Smallholders
Farm
Various
Region
Guji Zone
Elevation
1,850-2,100 m.a.s.l.

Their Coffees Taste Like:

White grapes on a vine

Grape

Jasmine flowers

Jasmine

Fresh sliced yellow peaches

Peach

Fresh sliced grapefruit

Grapefruit

Quality you deserve.

Premium tastes that are driven by passion, empathy, and community.

Not only is quality a high priority, but also is their dedication to community: paying fair and sustainable purchase prices to contributing smallholder farmers.

About Jigesa and Their Process

Jigesa is a small town in the Danbi Uddo Kebele, not far from the town of Shakiso in the Guji Zone of Ethiopia.

One of many successful operations the Yonis family owns, The Jigesa Washing Station (JWS) shares the name of the town within which it resides, holds prestigious NOP and EU Organic certifications, and collects cherries from more than 500 smallholder coffee growers in the area. Each grower holds approximately 2-5 hectares (5-13 acres) of farm land, and all have an elevation of over 1,800 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

Freshly picked cherries are delivered to The JWS and are floated in water to separate lower qualities before pulping. Once this quality control process is complete, the cherries are immediately pulped by traditional disc pulpers to remove the seeds (aka beans). Once pulped, the raw coffee beans will rest in fermentation tanks for 36 to 48 hours depending on the weather conditions.

During the long fermentation process, the remaining mucilage from the cherry’s fruit and skin is broken down and ultimately removed through a final washing of the coffee in long canals, leaving behind an incredibly clean coffee bean that’s ready to be dried, sorted once more, then exported. After being fully washed, the coffee is then dried on raised beds for an average of 10-12 days.

Oftentimes, teams at many specialty coffee operations like The JWS will roast test batches after drying to do fully-fledged “cuppings”—or tastings—as an additional pre-export quality control procedure.

Testi Specialty Coffee

Mr. Faysel A Yonis

Jigesa owner, Faysel Yonis’s commitment to quality is never hindered, and his stations meticulously sort, screen and process their coffees to ensure you taste the best they provide. Not only is quality a high priority, but also is their dedication to community: paying fair and sustainable prices to all the growers who sell their cherries to The Jigesa Washing Station and all the others Mr. Yonis owns.

Testi is a member of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), The African Finest Coffee Association (AFCA), The Ethiopian Coffee Exporter Association (ECEA) and The Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce (ECC).

"The company’s philosophy revolves around supporting and growing with the farming communities that produce their coffee. Mr Faysel strongly believes that increased rewards for the out-growers should be shared with, and benefit, the entire community. With this in mind, Testi has launched a social program called Project Direct, which focuses on directly supporting coffee farmers and their families in tangible and positive ways. Project Direct initiatives are funded by Testi and are designed to motivate and empower farming communities, develop social conditions and improve livelihoods.

To date, Project Direct has built a primary school in both Aricha and Guji, where they fund all school supplies and provide financial support and scholarships to top performing students. The project has also helped communities access clean water and electricity in the remote areas around their washing stations. Beyond providing increased opportunities, such initiatives contribute to improved safety, healthcare and productivity at the farm level."
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Coffee & Tea Catering Menus

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"CCB Classics" Specialty Coffee Menu

Available Year-Round

Mobile Coffee Bar (aka Coffee & Tea Catering Service) Menu item, "OG": hot, iced or cold brew coffee served black without milk and sweetener.

The O.G.

Black coffee without milk or sweeteners.

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

Mobile Coffee Bar Menu item, "Hussler": hot or iced coffee with white chocolate and caramel with/without milk.

The Hussler

Our own spin on a white mocha latte with milk, white chocolate & caramel

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

Mobile Coffee Bar Menu item, "Tuxedo": hot or iced coffee with mocha and vanilla with/without milk.

The Tuxedo

Our own spin on a mocha latte with milk, vanilla & chocolate.

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

The Rollo

Our own spin on a chocolate caramel latte.

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

The 3 Musketeers

Our own spin on a chocolate, caramel and vanilla latte.

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

Cafe de Olla

Coffee and cinnamon, milk optional.

Served:
Hot and Iced (Filter) or via Nitro

Summer Tea Menu

Available April – September

Mobile Coffee Bar Menu item, "OG Tea": hot or iced coffee cherry/berry tea served plain.

The O.G.Tea

Plain Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea (aka, “Coffee Berry Tea”)

Served As:
Cold Brew Only

Mobile Coffee Bar Menu item, "Berry Tea Spritzer/Fizz": Iced coffee cherry/berry tea with fresh lemonade, aguas frescas (fruit juice) served with a splash of sparkling water.

The Berry Tea Spritzer

Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea with a custom raspberry agua fresca, lemonade, and mango juice blend

Served As:
Cold Brew Only

Mobile Coffee Bar Menu item, "Mintea Mojito": Iced coffee cherry/berry tea with simple syrup, fresh mint and lime juice.

The Mintea Mojito

Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea, mint, lime, and simple syrup

Served As:
Cold Brew Only

Winter Tea Menu

Available October – March

The O.G.Tea

Plain Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea (aka, “Coffee Berry Tea”)

Served:
Hot and Iced (Percolation)

The Vampire's Nightcap

Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea, orange juice, cranberry juice & rosemary

Served:
Hot and Iced (Percolation)

The Pumpkin Spice Milk Tea

Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea, pumpkin spice, your choice of milk

Served:
Hot and Iced (Percolation)

Kids' Menu

Available Year-Round

Rich and delicious hot chocolate in glasses with marshmallows

Hot Chocolate

Water-based with option to add milk and/or whipped cream during service

Refreshing cold lemonade in clear glasses

Fresh Juice

Lemonade and/or mixed with aguas frescas

Food Menu

Available Year-Round

Tasty donuts hot and fresh from monarch donuts. The perfect addition to our coffee catering service!

Donuts

Single flavor or mixed variety donuts.

Hot and fresh apple fritters from Monarch donuts. Perfect accompaniment to our coffee catering service!

Apple Fritters

Provided in addition to donuts.

Coffee & Tea Catering Packages

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24 Karat

Starts at:
$ 1,300
  • 👨🏾‍🍳 Barista Service
  • ☕️ Hot Coffee
  • ❄️ Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
  • 🫖 Hot & Iced Tea
  • 👥 75+ Guests
  • 🕚 2+ Hours

So Extra

Starts at:
$ 800
  • 👨🏾‍🍳 Barista Service
  • ☕️ Hot Coffee
  • ❄️ Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
  • 👥 50+ Guests
  • 🕚 3+ Hours
Popular

Ballin on a Budget

Starts at:
$ 600
  • 👨🏾‍🍳 Barista Service
  • ☕️ Hot Coffee
  • 👥 25+ Guests
  • 🕚 2+ Hours

Package Add-Ons

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Platinum Flex

Starts at:
$ 175
  • 2 custom drink recipes based on your event's theme
  • 1 custom-designed physical menu display specifically for your event
  • 1 custom sticker design placed on hot and cold cups
  • 1 custom drink stencil design for topping drink foam

Goodie Bags

Starts at:
$ 125
  • 1 bag of coffee and/or tea for each of your RSVP'd guests
  • 1 custom label design for each bag of coffee and tea
  • Black or white bags
  • 100 gram (3.5oz) per each bag

Food Menu

Per Person Starting Price:
$ 5
  • Donuts
  • Apple Fritters
  • Plastic Utensils, Napkins, Disposable Plates

Kids' Menu

Starts at:
$ 100
  • Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
  • Juice/Lemonade