Ethiopia Chelbesa

$23.25 + free shipping

This coffee comes fresh from the Gedeb District in southern Ethiopia. Seven hundred small land-owning farmers sold their fruit to a cooperative mill owned by METAD (owners of the famed Hambela farm). This coffee has incredible floral sweetness and long black tea finish. It is a perfect coffee for the transition from summer to fall, reminiscent of the fresh flowers turning into fall spice and brown sugars.

  • Roast: light
  • Acidity: approachable
  • Body: silky
  • Aroma Notes: Floral
  • Taste Notes: Vanilla, Bergamot, Floral, Fresh Berries
  • Process: washed
  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Varietals: Heirloom
  • Altitude: 1,950 masl

From The Head Roaster At Onyx:

METAD is a third-generation family owned business with a rich history. Their story 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 land has become the Hambela Coffee Estate. Today METAD is run by the Adinew brothers, Aman, Tariku, and Michael. 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 offer 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.

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