New Coffee! Chelbesa Ethiopia
At JBC, we simply can’t pass up a really delicious Ethiopia. Introducing yet another washed Ethiopian that is everything we love about the beautiful coffees coming out of the Gedeo Zone, a region known for producing some of the best coffees in the world. Our new Chelbesa Ethiopia is vibrant and syrupy with tasting notes of white peach, pink grapefruit, tangerine, honey, and lavender. A must-try!
About. Like our Alaka 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. Since then, METAD was formed and they are currently on the forefront of quality coffee in Ethiopia. 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. They were also the first to partner with Grounds for Health to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within coffee growing communities. They provide technical assistance and share modern farming equipment with other local farmers, as well as operating the first and only private state-of-the-art SCA certified coffee quality control lab in Africa, used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.