METAD Agricultural Development plc sourced this coffee from their Yirgacheffen Gedeb Estate. This site is about 30ha and has its own washing station. It is located between 1,700 and 2,200 masl with an annual rainfall of 1,200 mm to 1,600 mm in the Gedeb District of the Southern Nations and Nationalities & People Region Gedeo Zone. Numerous smallholder producers contribute to this lot.
The soils in the southern and western parts of the coffee-growing regions of Ethiopia are of volcanic origin, with a high nutrient-holding capacity for clay minerals. The soil type of the area is ‘Clay-loam’ soil. All of the coffee-growing Regions have fertile, friable, loamy soils, with a depth of at least one and a half meters. The topsoil is dominantly dark-brown with a PH ranging mostly from 5 to 6.8 (water extract).
This washed lot has a very complex flavour and is genuinely unique. It is an extraordinary example of what fine washed coffees from the Yirgacheffe region should taste like.
METAD’s philosophy and vision centres around a unique “seed to cup” or “bush to brew” model. Buyers choose from a wide variety of the finest Ethiopian coffees and ensure that these coffees are grown and harvested in accordance with their unsurpassed quality standards, then graded in their certified coffee quality laboratory. From their farms all the way to delivery, the METAD team works to ensure buyers receive the high-quality coffee they expect.
METAD is registered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and is a member of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce Sectoral Association; the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association; the Ethiopian Coffee Growers, Producers and Exporters Association; the Specialty Coffee Association of America; the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe; the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan; and the African Fine Coffees Association.