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Ethiopia
Metad

Chelbessa

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HeirloomWashed

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About this coffee

This washed coffee is harvested and prepared by Metad at the Chelbessa station, in the Yirgacheffe appellation. Metad was created by members of the diaspora who, after years in the United States, returned to their homeland.

They decided to promote Ethiopia's most famous product on the international market: coffee. With a view to restoring this product to its former glory, they promote washed coffee, complex in the cup and finely traced, certified organic.

This approach, combined with the company's involvement in development projects, convinced Belco to set up a solid partnership with Metad.

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  • Origin

    Ethiopia
  • Zone

    Yirgacheffe
  • Woreda

    Gedeb
  • Station

    Chelbessa
  • Exporter

    Metad
  • Species

    Arabica
  • Variety

    Heirloom

  • Process

    Washed

  • Drying

    Drying beds

  • Altitude

    1950 - 2200
  • Harvest period

    November - January
  • Type of harvest

    Manual

Station Chelbessa

The washing station is located in the village of Chelbessa, in the Danche area, in the Gedeo zone, in the Gedeb woreda. It is located at an altitude of over 2,000 metres and was set up recently, in 2019, by SNAP. SNAP selects red cherries from 650 growers who work the land around Chelbessa. The farm has 120 drying beds and employs 12 permanent workers. The coffee grows here in semi-forest, under shade trees and close to food crops such as bananas. SNAP has installed tiled fermentation tanks and 164 drying beds, 100 for washed coffees and 64 for plain coffees.

  • Altitude

    2000
  • Shady

    Semi-forest

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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2021/2022

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Density

677g/l

Humidity level

10.2%

Water activity

0.5403aw


Screen

+13


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