Ethiopia Hambela Guji
Get ready for one of the most unique Old Bisbee Roasters coffee experiences yet. I am so excited about this coffee!
Ethiopia Hambela Guji is a natural processed, sun-dried coffee with the complex richness that I've learned to expect from these primitive, old world coffee offerings. How do we keep getting so lucky? Ethiopia Hambela Guji is something I can't get enough of!
In the nose, I detected notes of an initial marshmallow sweetness , currants and rhubarb deeper in the cup. In the body, it's spicy! Like chewing on a cinnamon stick, a full round body with hints of cocoa or dark chocolate. The finish is crazy! Almost sweet, a slight chewing tobacco flavor sneaks through and gives way to a heavy earthy finish.
Order today, and rediscover the indigenous roots of our modern coffee culture.
Aroma: Initial sweetness marshmallow, Currants and Rhubarb deeper in the cup
Cup: Spicy! Like chewing on a cinnamon stick, a full round body with hints of Cocoa or dark chocolate.
Finish: Almost sweet, a slight bubblegum flavor sneaks through, and gives way to a heavy, earthy finish.
About this Coffee
GROWER: Hambela Estate
REGION: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
ALTITUDE: 1900 – 2200 meters
PROCESS: Full natural and dried on raised beds
VARIETY: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
HARVEST: October – December
SOIL: Clay minerals
ETHIOPIA HAMBELA ORGANIC NATURAL 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.