Ethiopia Hambela Estate - Organic
The Coffee: Ethiopia Natural Hambela is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD), a family owned business that operates the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD has 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 Harrar and Sidamo regions that has become the Hambela Coffee Estate.
METAD strives to strengthen the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is seventy percent women, educational opportunities including sponsorship for a state-of-the art elementary school with more than three hundred students, and healthcare for employees including a partnership with Grounds for Health to implement cervical cancer screening for women in the community. METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers. METAD also 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.
Region • Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Varietal • Heirloom
Farm • Hambela Estate
Altitude • 1900 - 2200 Meters
Farmer • Emiru Family
Roast • Medium Light
Certification • Organic, Certified by CCOF
Processing • Natural Process, dried in the cherry on raised beds
Flavor Notes: Deep, pungently sweet, with a rich, tactful ferment note. Lime, toasted coconut & rum-toned chocolate. Round, mild acidity with a full mouthfeel.
Our Ethiopia Hambela Estate is great for a bright espresso and lively filter brew. As Espresso, we brew it at 18g in and 36g out in about 25 seconds. For pour-over we like the V60 at 19g coffee to 300g water at 201°F.