Ethiopia Gedeb Organic
This is the third year that we have sourced a beautiful coffee produced by METAD, a well-respected agricultural development project based in Ethiopia’s esteemed Yirgacheffe growing region. In the past we have featured coffee from METAD’s own estate, Hambela, but this is the second year we are featuring coffee grown by small-holder farmers in the town of Gedeb. This coffee was meticulously processed as METAD’s Chelchele coffee mill and exhibits the vibrant acidity and floral, fruit-forward flavors you’d expect from a Yirgacheffe coffee!
METAD is focused on sustainable operations and actively invests in programs that benefit the community. Their workforce is comprised of seventy percent women, it funds an elementary school (with 650 students!) for worker’s children and provides healthcare to all employees. METAD is a third-generation family owned business with a rich history. Originally founded by Muluemebet Emiru, who received the farm as part of a government land grant after World War II for her service as Africa’s first female pilot. To this day the farm and processing mills are operated by her extended family.