Fun story: this third-generation coffee farm was founded by Ethiopia’s first female WWII pilot, and the farm is still 70% women. In this cup from the “Beriti Baron”, you’ll taste jasmine florals, summer peach, and candied lemon. It’s aces!
Hambela farm is located in the fertile state of Oromia in the Guji zone. It covers 200 hectares (roughly 300 city blocks) and includes a washing station, dry mill, drying beds, a large warehouse and guest bungalows.The farm and its operations are certified Organic.
METAD is currently led by Aman Adinew, who also was one of the founding cxecutives and COO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It employs 28 permanent staff and 700 seasonal staff—70 percent women—and teamed up with USAID to provide more than 700 “out-grower” farmers with best-practices training on growing, harvesting and selling coffee.
METAD currently owns and operates the first and only private, state-of-the-art, SCAA-certified coffee quality control lab on the continent. The laboratory is being used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.