Located in prime coffee land, the Aricha washing station is in reach of several coffee-growing areas and everything is perfect for coffee here – the farmer community is experienced, the soil is fertile, the mountains and forests provide the ideal microclimate – and yet the Aricha washing station was left to decay in 2017, never reaching even a fraction of its potential.

Faysel Abdosh bought the station in 2018 and slowly started helping the area reach its huge potential. In Aricha, this has meant working with the regional government and getting electricity lines running to farmers’ homes. He has also invested in building a school for the community’s children in the area.

Around five hundred farmers from the vicinity regularly bring their cherries to the washing station and Faysel hopes to grow this number to over 1,000.

 

2021 Coffee Review 92 pts