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Split Oak Coffee Roasters

Organic Ethiopia Whole Bean 12oz - Medium Roast

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Split Oak Organic Ethiopia Hambela Whole Beans Grade 1 Coffee! Special prep, Natural process. It doesn't get better than this! Tasting notes: Strawberry, orange, and cocoa finish Altitude: 1,900-2,200 meters Location: Guji, Alaka District, Oromia Region Drying: Sun-dried on raised beds Info on the farm: Harvested and grown by METAD Agricultural Development PLC. They are a family-owned business that operates the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD strives to strengthen the local community with employment opportunities (such as a workforce that is seventy percent women), educational opportunities (including sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than three hundred students), and medical support (featuring a partnership with Grounds for Health to implement cervical cancer screening for women in the community). METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers. METAD also has the first SCAA certified quality control lab in Africa, used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals. This coffee is unique in that it comes from a single estate in Ethiopia (Hambela) - the majority of coffees sourced from this country are from washing stations or cooperatives, where the coffee from many smaller farms from around the region is processed and sold as a lot. Her descendants now run the estate and farm, with Aman Adinew at the helm of METAD. Adinew (Emiru's grandson) is one of the founding executives of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange, the dominant organization in Ethiopia for commerce and trading. METAD plays an active role in the local community: their workforce is over 70% of women, and they provide healthcare for employees, award university scholarships, and sponsor an elementary school with over 700 students.