Benti Nenqa #209
Producer: METAD---Hambela Estate
Varietal(s): Ethiopia Heirloom
Growing Elevation: 1900-2200 Meters
Processing: Natural. Sun-Dried on Raised Beds.
Certifications: Organic, A JBC Female Forward Coffee
Region: Guji Zone. Oromia Region. Ethiopia.
This coffee is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC, a third generation family-owned business with a rich history in Ethiopia. After World War II, the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones. This land would become the Hambela Coffee Estate that is owned and operated by METAD. METAD has strengthened the local community with employment opportunities, including a workforce that is over seventy percent women; educational opportunities, including a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than four hundred students; and healthcare for employees. METAD was also first to partner with Grounds for Health to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within coffee growing communities. METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers and operates the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab in Africa, used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.