Ethiopia Sidamo, Gr. 1

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Ethiopia Sidamo, Gr. 1

24.00

Black Bag Coffee

Hambela Guji Sidamo

Origin ­­- Ethiopia

Location – Guji zone

Farm – Hambela

Grade – I

Processing method – Washed

Altitude -1,900 -2,200 MASL (~6,234-7,218 feet)

Annual Rainfall – 1,500mm – 1,200mm

Mean Annual Temperature – 65 – 77 Degrees F.

Soil Type – Clay to Clay Loam Reddish Brown

Varietal – Arabica, Indigenous Heirloom Cultivars

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The “Hambela” farm is located in the fertile Oromia regional State, in Guji zone, between the two districts of  Gedeb and Hambela, approximately 477 km (~297 miles) South of Addis Ababa (the Capital of Ethiopia), and 20 km (~12.5 miles) East of Dimtu Town (the capital of Hambela). The farm is 200 hectares (~494 acres) in size.

Cupping Notes: Very fruity and floral with notes of orange, apricot, watermelon and black currant.  Very balanced and extremely clean coffee.

(12oz, whole bean)

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High Level Description and history of METAD Agricultural Development PLC (“METAD”)

 

METAD grows and processes green Arabica coffee for export to specialty importers/roasters in North America, Europe and Asia.  The company is a third generation family-owned business, currently led by Aman Adinew who also was one of the founding Executives and COO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). METAD is registered with the Ministry of Trade and is a member of Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce, Ethiopian Exporters Association, Ethiopian Growers Association, Specialty Coffee Association of America (“SCAA”), Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (“SCAE”), Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (“SCAJ”), and African Fine Coffees Association (“AFCA”).

METAD currently owns and operates the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab on the African continent. The laboratory is being used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.  The company has sustainable farming and processing operations in “Hambela”, Guji Zone, Oromia Regional State; and a processing site in “Gedeb”, Gedeo Zone (Yirgacheffe), Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regions (SNNPR) Regional State respectively.  It also has socially responsible operations where currently, over 70% of our Hambela farm and Gedeb site workers are women, a percentage we hope to continually increase.  A portion of all METAD profits are re-invested in the community. In addition, 408 elementary school students in Hambela are sponsored to ensure they receive a world-class education.

For more detailed information about METAD, please visit our website at: www.metadplc.com.

“Hambela” Farm: The “Hambela” farm is located in the fertile Oromia regional State, in Guji zone, between the two districts of  Gedeb and Hambela, approximately 477 km (~297 miles) South of Addis Ababa (the Capital of Ethiopia), and 20 km (~12.5 miles) East of Dimtu Town (the capital of Hambela). The farm is 200 hectares (~494 acres) in size. METAD has also implemented an “Out Growers Program,” where the surrounding farmers are working closely with the company (such as our agronomists, processing experts, etc…) in producing high quality coffees.  This is Hambela’s second harvesting season, where during the first harvest in 2013/14, it produced only Natural (Sun-Dried) coffees.  During the 2014/15 season, it implemented the Penagos Eco-Pulping machines and for the first time it produced Washed Coffees (in addition to the Natural [Sun-Dried] coffees).

Altitude:1,900  2,200 meters (~6,234  7,218 feet)

Annual Rainfall:1,500 mm  2,000 mm

Mean Annual Temperature:18 C° to 25 C°

Type of soil:Clay to Clay Loam Reddish Brown

 

“Gedeb” Site: The “Gedeb” site is located in the fertile SNNPR regional State, in Gedio zone/Yirgacheffe, in the Gedeb district, approximately 437 km (~272 miles) South of Addis Ababa.  The same “Out Growers Program” has been implemented at the “Gedeb” site where the local farmers who signed up with METAD benefit from the continual Pre and Post harvesting training so that the company purchases their high quality cherries to processes then export them based on its worldwide customers’ needs, such as Balzac Brothers, Inc.  The Gedeb site also processes both Washed (using Penagos’s Eco-Pulping machines) and Natural (Sun-Dried) coffees.  The 2014/15 is METAD’s first production out of the Gedeb Site.

Altitude: 1,700  2,200 meters (~5,577  7,218 feet)

Annual Rainfall:1,200 mm  1,599 mm

Mean Annual Temperature:15 C° to 19.9 C°

Type of soil:Clay to Clay Loam Reddish Brown

Varietals of “Hambela” and “Gedeb” Coffees:  Coffea Arabica, Indigenous Heirloom Cultivars.

Processing, Location and Grade of Coffees Sold to Balzac Brothers, Inc.:  Washed Yirgacheffe (Gedeb) Grade 1; Sun-Dried Yirgacheffe (Gedeb) Grade 2; Washed Guji (Hambela) Grade 1; and Washed Yirgacheffe Grade 2 (ECX).