Notes: Lemon, Blueberry, Orange, Rose, Melon, Tea-like finish
Roast: Light Roast
Aman Adinew, CEO of METAD agricultural group, is the type of person whose infectious enthusiasm commands an entire room. By offering these excellent washed and naturally-processed lots from Gedeb and Hambela, we're able to pass along that enthusiasm to our partners here in the U.S. Our team at Balzac feels confident that METAD's coffees are some of the cleanest, most complex we're able to offer every year.
With his agricultural group, Aman works to influence Ethiopia's coffee communities and their partners in consuming countries across the world. METAD owns Africa’s first SCAcertified quality control lab and the company provides post-harvest training and health benefits to its employees, keeping in mind that in order for a company to thrive, its employees and the communities it works in must also thrive.
This coffee comes from METAD’s Gedeb site in the fertile Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Gedeb, found within the Gedeo zone, approximately 437 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. Here METAD operates a washing station and dry mill, employing 28 permanent staff and 700 seasonal employees between this station and their partner station in Hambela. Seventy percent or more of these staff members are women, plus METAD partners with over 700 outgrowers to provide best practices on growing, harvesting and selling coffee.
This coffee, which includes Arabica and Local Landrace Varieties, was grown at an altitude of 1,770 to 2,200 meters above sea level. Both washed and natural iterations of this coffee present complex, fruit-forward taste notes that we look for and love in Ethiopian coffees.
100% Arabica Washed & Natural, Grade 1 Organic, Yirgacheffe coffee bean. Notes of Lemon, Blueberry, Orange, Rose, melon with a tea-like finish. This is one of the cleanest most complex coffees we offer.
Our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is washed and naturally processed from Gebed and Hambela. Produced through the METAD agricultural group, they provide post harvest training and health benefits for its employees. Creating a thriving coffee company for its employees and the world of coffee. Employees range from 28 permanent staff and 700 seasonal workers. Seventy percent of their staff is women.
You can purchase our Yirgacheffe, whole bean or ground for your favorite way to make coffee. Whole bean coffee normally maintains its freshness for about two months. Ground coffee usually is best if used within two to three weeks. You can decide which way is best for you when ordering. The taste will not change either way. Preparation of your coffee is simple. When you are ready for drinking your coffee it must be ground to your specific coffee making procedure. There are many ways to make coffee and all. Are good if done right. Some common examples Are Drip, French Roast, Aeropress, Pour over and Espresso to just name a few. We have 10 ways to make coffee in our own home. The way you make your coffee in your home or office can be the best tasting coffee available for you. Knowing the right procedures is essential. Having great fresh roasted coffee as our Ethjiopian Yirgacheffe is a good start.