Origin Information

Grower
Coffee producers associated with METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD)
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,750 – 2,400 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This Coffee producers associated with METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD), a family owned business that operates a washing station in Chelchele within the Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. METAD strives to strengthen the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is seventy percent women, educational opportunities including sponsorship for a state-of-the art elementary school with more than three hundred students, and healthcare for employees including a partnership with Grounds for Health to implement cervical cancer screening for women in the community. 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.