Ethiopia Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215Contrabean Roasting Company
A wonderful natural processed coffee from the Hambela Estate.
Ethiopian Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215
Mild balanced fruit, very berry (blueberry flavours), medium acidity, syrupy sweetness, full body.
This delicious natural process coffee lot was produced on the Hambela Estate. The estate is operated by METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). 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. Located seventy five kilometers beyond Yirgacheffe, deep in the heart of some of Ethiopia’s best coffee country, the land has become the 200 Hectare Hambela Coffee Estate.
Ethiopia's Heirloom Varieties
There are an estimated six to ten thousand varieties of coffee in Ethiopia. Because the coffee plant originated in East Africa, thousands of varieties have developed there over time through natural cross-pollination. Due to their staggering number, there has not been sufficient genetic testing to allow growers and buyers to distinguish between all of the different varieties. The custom of naming coffee strains for their locality also means that if one variety of coffee occurs in multiple places, it may have many different names. Because the exact varieties can be nearly impossible to pinpoint, the generic catch-all term “Ethiopian heirloom varieties” is used. These unique heirloom varieties are famous for their distinctively fruity aromas and flavors.