Ethiopia Buku Hambella Gr1 (200g)
Very delicate, sweetly savory. Lemon verbena, pomegrante, blueberry, peach, black tea in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure and velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweetly herb-toned finish centers on notes of lemon verbena and peach wrapped in baker’s chocolate.
FARM: Guji Smallholders
The Buku washing station is named for the kebele, or village, where the coffee is harvested. The growers from the surrounding community bring their cherries to this washing station at METAD’s 200 hectare farm in Hambela for further processing.
METAD is a family run business, with coffee at their roots for generations. They wanted to invest and support nearby coffee growing communities through this program, which has grown to over 6,500 memberships across both regions in Hambela and Gedeb. There are currently 14 farmer associations, named after their kebele, with 7 in each region. Growers who are part of the program receive training from METAD’s team from the start. They are provided free seedlings and professional guidance at every stage of production, as well as pre and post harvest training to continue their professional development
This coffee from the Buku kebele is grown at an elevation between 1900-2250 meters. It is a natural process, sun-dried on raised beds allowing the fruit of the coffee cherry to dry on the seed developing a sweet complexity. An organic coffee, METAD has certified its own farms and processing plants but also the farms of those participating in the out-grower’s program.
We got to know Ethiopia Hambella via Ally Coffee. Ally’s Company backgrounds and expertise in coffee empower so as to build an open community around inspiration, knowledge, and guidance. They believe this is the only way to improve both the product and the experience at every step. Their ambition is to continue to build Ally on foundations of shared value and mutual reward and make coffee a global model for business.
About Buku Hambella
ARRIVED IN:30kg Bags
FLAVOR:Pomegrante, Lemon Verbena, Blueberry
Guji is a zone in the Oromia Region of southern Ethiopia. Most residents of this region are Oromo and speak the Oromo language, which is entirely different from Ethiopia’s main language of Amharic. Like many of the country’s coffee growing regions, the culture of the Guji Zone varies from woreda to woreda and speaks to the diversity of people who cultivate coffee. More small washing stations are being built in Guji to respond to the demand for improvements in processing to fully capture the range of attributes found in Ethiopian coffee. The Zone’s principal fresh water source is the Ganale Dorya river, which also acts as the boundary line with the neighboring Bale zone to the east.
To the west, Guji borders the southern Gedeb woreda of the Gedeo Zone in the neighboring Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, part of the Yirgacheffe coffee growing area.