Ethiopia Natural - Hambela Estate
Hambela is located in the ill-defined borderlands between the Sidama and Guji Zones in Southern Ethiopia and is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC, a third generation family owned business with a rich history. After World War II, the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie awarded Muluemebet Emiru – the first African female pilot and family matriarch – with land in the Guji and Sidama zones which was then used for coffee development. METAD invests in the local community by creating jobs with a workforce that is seventy percent woman, healthcare for employees, and education by sponsorship of elementary school with over 400 students.
Farmer: Hambela Estate
Region: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Process: Sun-dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1900 - 2200 masl
Taste: Strawberry syrup, floral grape aromatics, fudgy finish