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 is sourced from Coffee producers associated with METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD), a family owned business that operates a washing station in Chelbessa within the Gedeb District in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  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.  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.