This is our 4th year buying from Sasaba and as always, it is one of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals of the year for us. Tsegay Hagos Tesfeye runs the washing station at Sasaba, supporting around 500 local producers who deliver their coffees throughout the harvest. These small-holder farmers, situated above 2000masl are the best in the region. Working closely with the Washing station has consistently resulted in higher quality coffees.
The Sasaba washing station is equipped with a large pulper as well as over 600 African drying beds. The Sasaba washing station receives coffees from over 500 local smallholders in the local area and are mostly situated at over 2000masl.
Tsegay Hagos understands the success of the Sasaba mill is closely tied to that of the smallholders. He believes in supporting the farmers with training so that they can one day export their own coffee.