Ethiopia - Guji Hambella
This coffee is even more unique in that it comes from a single estate in the Guji Zone; Hambela. Hambela is owned by the METAD Agricultural Development PLC, a family run business; the land on which it sits was awarded to Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot, after World War II. Her descendents now run the estate and farm.
After being selectively hand-picked, this coffee was naturally processed (sun-dried) on African bamboo beds with frequent turning and sorting of defect cherries while drying.
Right from the first time we cupped it, the acidity captivated us. It’s fruity but not overwhelming and complex but easily enjoyed first thing in the morning.