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The primary word I’d use when describing the coffees and practices of METAD is harmony. That experience is evident in the cup, with its delicate florals and soft fruit characters, but it moves far deeper than the taste experience of the coffees. Since I’ve been involved with the Adinew brothers, it’s been proven time and time again that they are committed to producing some of the best coffees in Ethiopia, and they uphold high standards of business while doing so. Within our near eight-year relationship, both Tariku and Aman have proven to care deeply about their coffees, and about personal relationships. Tariku Adinew has the gift of hospitality, making me feel at home when I’m halfway around the world, sleep-deprived, and usually over-caffeinated. This hospitality lends to the harmony I experience in their coffees, and the efforts of their family work surpass the experience that buyers have with them and their coffees. The soil that this coffee is grown in was a gift to Muluemebet Emiru in 1934. Muluemebet was Africa’s first female pilot, and after World War II, she was gifted farmlands in Harar that became a private coffee estate. This ultimately formed the family connection to the land and their harmony with the cycles of coffee production. The Hambela estate is now world-famous for producing the best coffees in Ethiopia, no small part to the commitment of the Adinew brothers to elevate these coffees to heights unknown previously. METAD sets the standard for quality at each washing station they own, adapting practices from all over the world to grow and process coffee to the highest standard. Doing such great and harmonious work in the sometimes dissonant setting of Ethiopia is what sets them apart, and they strive to elevate not only the coffees but the people as well. Over the past few years, they’ve adopted a local elementary school that provides over 400 students with supplies and financial support through Grounds for Health.

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Meat-like

Floral

Soil

Type

Single Origin

Origin

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Ethiopia

Roast

Medium-Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Heirloom

Process

Washed

Altitude

2000m

Producer

Aman Adinew

Farm

METAD

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