Ethiopia Hambela Estate Natural (Organic)
This certified organic coffee is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). METAD is a third generation family owned business with a rich history that began after World War II when the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones that has become the Hambela Coffee Estate.
METAD is managed by Aman Adinew who has strengthened the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is over seventy percent women, educational opportunities including sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than four hundred students, and healthcare for employees. METAD was also first to partner with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within the coffee growing communities. METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers.
METAD also has the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab on the African continent used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.
This exceptional heirloom varietal coffee is naturally processed and sun dried on raised beds. Sweet, ripe fruit with notes of dried apricot, raspberry, dark chocolate and mango. Recommended for pourover or espresso.
NOTE TO RETURNING CUSTOMERS: This 2018/2019 crop is natural process. If you previously purchased Hambela Estate for 2017/2018 please consider this is an equally excellent coffee just a different cup profile. Cheers