Ethiopia - Hambela Alaka
Official Finalist: Good Food Awards 2018
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Winner: Bronze - Espresso - Golden Bean 2017 Roasting Competition
Roast level: Medium/Light
Call to action: A beautiful coffee with a rich history
Tasting notes: Sweetness of raw sugar cane, stone fruit, and vibrant floral tones.
Producer notes: Managed by Aman Adinew, Hambela Estate, located in Southern Ethiopia on the border of the Sidama and Guji zones, is a coffee farm with roots going back to Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. A land grant by Emperor Selassie to Mulumebet Emiru, Africa’s first female pilot and family matriarch, created the coffee growing estate. Three generations later Hambela employs over 70% women, provides technical assistance to local farmers and was the first organization to partner with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to implement a cervical cancer screening program.
Varietals: Indigenous heirloom cultivars.Processing method: Washed