This coffee is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). METAD is a third-generation family-owned business with a rich history. It 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 university scholarships and sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than 700 students, and healthcare for employees. METAD was also the 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 has an expanding Out-grower program designed to provide technical assistance, share modern farming equipment, and offer certification programs to more than 5,000 local farmers. These farmers are paid premiums for their coffee cherries and receive second payments after the coffee is sold. Quality and certification premiums have also helped METAD build roads and community centers. METAD has the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab on the African continent to train domestic and international coffee professionals
cup tasting notes.
floral, peach, lemon pie
Viscous and round with heavy body. Extremely floral with hints of peach and bergamot. Taste of lemon pie, citrus fruit, earl grey tea with high intensity and high quality acidity. Lingering sweet and juicy aftertaste.
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