Alemeyhu Alako owns the Chelbesa Washing Station in the small community, or kebele of the same name - the same station that produced the Alemeyhu Natural Espresso that we've roasted recently . Chelbesa kebele is part of the Gedeb worda, or district, in the Gedeo Zone.
Mr. Alako has now handed the running of the business over to his eldest son Tesfaye Alako, who has carried on in the tradition of producing clean, speciality grade coffees. He works closely with his family and other farmers in the community to select well-sorted ripe cherries. The lots are closely monitored and turned to produce a slow and evenly dried product.