Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and Yirgacheffe is the very heart of it – high up on a mountainous plateau. Gedeb is a micro-region in Yirgacheffe and it is known for fruity profiles. This coffee has notes of pineapple, mango, wild honey and caramel. In the cooling floral notes of bergamot and lavender come through. The cup is sweet and juicy.
Chelchele Estate was established in 2013 on 30 hectares of land in the very heart of the Yirgacheffe appellation, known for its high-quality coffees. The producer, Metad, also brought to us our Gedeb Beriti microlot this season which is from the same area. He operates a precise traceability system. More than 2,000 farmers that live in and around the village of Halo Beriti deliver their best cherries to the station.
Metad provide regular training courses and they pay coffee farmers advances. They are involved in projects to promote environmentally responsible agricultural practices, and they financed a road construction and a primary school for 800 pupils in the vicinity of the washing station. Metad cover all expenses for the school. It offers scholarships for 105 disadvantaged students in the region of Gedeo.
Metad was founded by Aman Adinew who´s grandparents were already coffee producers and traders. Before Metad, Aman was President of the ECX (Ethiopia Commodity Exchange). Aware of the potential shortcomings of the Ethiopian coffee sector, they have chosen to promote remarkable coffees while focusing on traceability, ensuring better recognition of the products of their region.
Chelchele is certified organic.