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Ethiopie - Guji - Hambella - DINI - Q1 - 74140 - Lavé - Bio


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About this coffee

The DINI coffee offered by our partner METAD is very special: it comes from small plots on 2 farms: Hambela Bishan Fugu & Hambela Alaka, in the Guji appellation. These two farms have a very small quantity of variety 74140, which is remarkable and very uncommon in Ethiopia.

Variety 74140 is found in the Gera, Jimma and Metu regions of Ethiopia. It was developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC) in 1974. It is characterised by tall plants with wider leaves than other varieties, as well as a dense grouping of cherries. It has good resistance to diseases such as rust.

The coffee is grown as part of a mixed farming system with other food crops, including fruit, vegetables and cereals, and is selectively picked by hand.

After harvesting, the coffee is dried at the Alaka station at an altitude of over 2,000m, which gives the coffee a longer drying time and less damage from insects.

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  • Origin

  • Zone

  • Woreda

  • Farm

  • Exporter

  • Species

  • Variety


  • Process


  • Drying

    Drying beds

  • Altitude

    1800 - 2200
  • Harvest period

    November - January
  • Type of harvest


The farm Alaka

Alaka is the name of a village located at an altitude of about 2,000 metres in the woreda of Hambela, in the Guji appellation. It is here that METAD took over the management of a beautiful coffee forest at the end of the 2010s. The area is known for its majestic trees of numerous species. Their shade, combined with rich soils, contribute to the production of a rare quality of coffee. The cherries are harvested by METAD, then dried in the sun on African beds.

  • Altitude

  • Environment

  • Shady

    Forest coffee
  • Agroforestry level

    Forest coffee

Meet Metad

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A few words about Metad

Metad was created at the initiative of a family long involved in coffee production, since the grandparents of its founder, Aman Adinew, were themselves coffee producers and traders. Before Metad, Aman Adinew was President of the ECX (Ethiopia Commodity Exchange). 

He created Metad with other members of his family who were American citizens, but who, like him, had chosen to return home driven by a desire to develop an efficient, quality business. Aware of the potential shortcomings of the Ethiopian coffee sector, they have chosen to promote remarkable coffees while focusing on traceability, ensuring better recognition of the products of their region.

METAD supports various local social and environmental projects. It organises regular training courses and pays coffee farmers advances, making their situation more stable. The group has also distributed over 600,000 coffee seeds to the farmers it works with. More generally, METAD has helped to build roads and provided funding for new primary schools, covering all expenses for 800 pupils (equipment, teachers’ wages, etc.). It offers scholarships for 105 disadvantaged students in the region of Gedeo, and runs projects aimed at supporting farmers’ wives, particularly in terms of disease prevention and screening.

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