Organic Ethiopia Oromia Region ALAKA Hambela Grade 1 Single Farm Washed Arabica raw coffee beans
Bright fruit like sweet acidity, creamy body, sweet sugar cane, blackberry, clean, raspberry, honeydew, tangerine, sweet clean finish.
This is the Fully Washed version of our very popular Hambela Alaka Natural. This Washed version is very sweet and exhibits lots of fruit and complexity while maintaining a cleaner cup across various roasts. This is the same Farm (Hambela) that we carry in Natural Process each season as the quality is exceptional. We haven't completed our cuppings so this note is only our initial impression.
Roasting Aroma: Very sweet, fruit, raspberry
Dry Aroma: Fruit, blackberry, grapefruit, sweet
Brewed Aroma: Sugar cane, cocoa, fruit
Varietals: Indigenous Heirloom Ethiopia
Altitude: 1,900 - 2,200 Meters above sea Level
Region: Oromia; Guji, Alaka District
Soil: Clay minerals
Process: Modern Washed / Sun dry on raised beds
Harvest: October - January
Certification: USDA Organic
Grower: Michael and Aman Adinew Family owners of METAD Agricultural Development at their Hambela coffee farm. The Family has been highly involved in the improvement of Ethiopian coffee for many years. Hambela Coffee Estate is invested with modern infrastructure and high quality detailed coffee processing, enabling this Rare Single Farm Ethiopian coffee offering. METAD is progressively fostering the Community both Economically and Culturally. METAD employs a growing workforce that is comprised 70% by women, and shares modern agricultural equipment with other Farmers in the Community. They have sponsored a state of the art Elementary school and partnered with Grounds For Health offering health care services to Local women. METAD built and operates the first state of the art certified SCAA quality control cupping lab in Africa.
Farm: Hambela Coffee Estate, Owned by METAD Agricultural Development, held by the same Family since post World War II acquisition by Africa's First Female Pilot and family patriarch, Muluemebet Emiru.