Ethiopia Hambela Natural - Coffee Beans

Light - Medium Roast

berry, vanilla, chocolate

This heirloom variety is grown at altitudes of between 1900 - 2200m in the Guji zone of the Ethiopian Highlands.  

The coffee is an indigenous heirloom cultivar that is sundried (natural process) which results in beans with floral aromas and rich, complex flavours of mixed berry, vanilla and chocolate.  It has a rich, creamy body and good finish.

Hambela farm is owned by Aman Adinew formerly the director of quality control in the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange. Hambela is grown and processed by METAD, a third generation family-owned community-conscious business, providing transparency in all aspects of their business as they strive to implement ethically, environmentally and socially responsible practices across the company. They also have a washing station and dry mill in the nearby village of Gedeb, Gedio zone. Altogether, they employ 28 permanent staff and 700 seasonal staff, 70% or more of which are women, and partner with more than 700 out growers to provide best practices on growing, harvesting and selling coffee. METAD has the capability through their network of farms and processing sites to source all types and grades of coffees such as Yirgacheffe, Sidamo, Harrar; Limu as well as the capacity to meet large volumes required by their buyers.

Their focus on quality of coffee is applied in every step of the coffee production process from seed to cup. METAD has teamed up with USAID to provide thorough pre and post-harvest training to local farmers who participate in their "Out-Growers Program." METAD also employs modern farming techniques such as apiculture (for crop pollination) and inter-cropping (to maximize and rejuvenate land resources). METAD is utilizing environmental protection methods for coffee wastewater disposal in the wet-processing stage to avoid ground water pollution. They also provide a state of the art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab in Africa, used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.  

Guji is one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Guji is named after a tribe of the Oromo people. Guji is bordered on the south by Borena, on the west by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, on the north by the Ganale Dorya River which separates it from Bale and on the east by the Somali Region. The highest point in this zone is Mount Dara Tiniro. Cities and major towns in this Zone include its administrative center, Negele.



£6.50 GBP In stock

Tasting and Cupping notes

Fragrance/Aroma berry

Acidity bright

Body medium

Flavour berry, vanilla, chocolate

Roast Light - Medium Roast