Ethiopia Hambela Alaka Natural
Fresh crop naturally processed coffees from Ethiopia have been held up at port and have seen many delays. Once they arrived we sampled through many lots that didn't meet our standards, which was frustrating given that they play an important role in our lineup.
But as Tolstoy said, the two most powerful warriors are patience and time, and with that we have finally found the right coffee: The Hambela Alaka.
We are thrilled to offer this juicy naturally processed heirloom coffee from the Hambela Estate. This 200 hectare farm is owned and operated by METAD in the Guji Zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia Region. They are a third generation family business, is currently managed by Aman Adinew and includes a washing station and dry mill. The Hambela Estate began when the land was given to the first female African pilot after WWII. METAD continues the tradition of supporting and encouraging gender equality by operating with a staff that is more than 70% female and partnering with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to provide cervical cancer screenings to women within the coffee community.
This coffee brings a tangerine acidity, fruited notes of passionfruit and a deep sweetness like vanilla simple syrup. Really happy to have this coffee in, please enjoy
Region: Guji, Oromia
Varietal: Grade 1 Heirloom
Elevation: 1900-2200 Meters
Farmer: Hambela Estate
Notes: Tangerine, Passionfruit, Vanilla Simple Syrup
Harvest: January 2021
Contents: 12oz bag. Whole Bean Coffee