Ethiopia Guji Hambela 1 Natural Organic

$ 24.95

Grower: Hambela Estate

Region: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Elevation: 1900- 2200 masl

Variety: Indigenous heirloom cultivars

Process: Full natural and dried on raised beds

Aroma: Corn flake cereal

Flavor: Blueberry, mango, passion fruit, herbal

Body: Light to medium 

Finish: Clean, tartly sweet

Certifications: Organic

This coffee is sourced from the 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 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 fora 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 control lab on the African continent used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.