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ripe cherry, cardamom, agave
This Hambela Alaka is organically grown. We were honored to meet the farmer, Aman Adinew, in April 2018 as we love the work his team is doing for coffee in Ethiopia!
ETHIOPIA HAMBELA is sourced from 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 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. Its export partner Rift Valley Trading LLC is operated by his brother Michael Adinew. In the field, not only have they established their own harvesting sites, but also they have partnered with smallholder associations. They don’t simply buy the coffee cherry from the local farmers, but they provide them with pre- and post-harvest trainings. These trainings include agriculture and business management help, with the intention of reaching beyond simply getting better coffee to create better, more sustainable communities.
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.