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NOTE: All of our premium Arabica coffees are roasted to City+ to Full City roasts, showing minimal-to-no surface oils….we want all of the flavor to stay in the beans until the coffee is ground! Despite the additional descriptors, the first flavor and aroma you'll think of is "COFFEE".

Ethiopia Organic Gedeb Gotiti Natural Process

Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Ethiopia Organic Gedeb Gotiti Natural Process
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ETHIOPIA ORGANIC NATURAL GOTITI LOT 167 GRAINPRO is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). METAD is a third-generation family owned business with a rich history that began after World War II when the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones that has become the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD is managed by Aman Adinew who returned to Ethiopia after many years working abroad at the executive level for multiple fortune 500 companies because he wanted to make a difference for his family and community. Through Aman's leadership, METAD has strengthened the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is over seventy percent women, educational opportunities including university scholarships and sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than 700 students, and healthcare for employees. METAD was also first to partner with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within the coffee growing communities. METAD has an expanding Out-grower program designed to provide technical assistance, share modern farming equipment, and provide certification programs for more than 5,000 local farmers who are paid premiums for their cherry and second payments after coffee is sold. Quality and certification premiums have also helped METAD build roads and community centers. METAD has the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab on the African continent used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.

Recent years in Ethiopia have born witness to sea changes such as the relaxation of ECX (the country's ruling body coffee exchange auction) restrictions on direct sales, inviting greater transparency and benefits to forward-thinking organizations like METAD, a third-generation family owned business with a rich history that began after World War II when the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones that has become the Hambela Coffee Estate.
We are pleased to give an accounting of both washed and natural process coffees produced by Hambela under the watchful eye, through METAD, of director Aman Adinew. Through Aman's leadership, METAD has strengthened the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is over seventy percent women, educational opportunities including university scholarships and sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than 700 students, and healthcare for employees. METAD was also first to partner with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within the coffee growing communities.
The Organic Natural Process Gedeb Gotiti Lot 167 is stellar, exceptionally clean and transparent across the flavor wheel. Grown at between 1600-2300 meters by smallholders around Banko Gotiti, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, the sparkly clean cup evinces blackberry, blueberry, cherry, nougat and orange soda notes in the lightish roast. A darker espresso-centric roast edges more towards the chocolate and black cherry spectrum. Either way…and please specify in your order if drip or espresso…super-fine stuff.
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"Leah and I had the privilege to taste the Ethiopia Harar coffee this morning.I have tried this coffee many times everywhere else; yours is by far the winner.Any chance for coffee from Sulawesi in the future? "
LB, Olympia, WA
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