Ethiopia Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215
Ethiopia Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215 Ethiopia Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215

A wonderful natural processed coffee  from the Hambela Estate.

Awesome Single Origin Espresso, Brew or Pour Over

Ethiopian Guji Grade 1 Natural Hambela Estate Lot 215

Grower: Hambela Estate | METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD)
Variety: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region: Guji Zone, Oromia Region (formerly Harrar), Ethiopia
Altitude: 1900 – 2200 metres
Process: Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications: Organic

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.

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 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 provide certification programs for more than 5,000 local farmers who are paid premiums for their cherry and second payments after 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 used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.

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.