Variety: Indigenous heirlooms
Drying: Sundried on Beds
Elevation: 1900-2200 MASL
Producer: Smallholder farmers organized by METAD Agricultural Development PLC
Region: Gedeb, Gedeo
Notes: Muscat Grape, Peach Candy, Blackberry
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.
Nowadays, 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.
In recent years, less and less Ethiopian natural coffees can achieve grade 1 classification, with most lots only able to get to grade 3. We hope you enjoy this remarkable Ethiopia natural!
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