Origin Information

Grower
Hambela Estate
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,900 – 2,200 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

Ethiopia Hambela coffee is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD), 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 returned to Ethiopia after many years working abroad at the executive level for multiple fortune 500 companies because he wanted to make a difference for his family and community.  Through Aman’s leadership, METAD 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.