CUP PROFILE: Aromas of stone fruit and caramel lead to a thick bodied cup of dark chocolate, graham cracker, and raisins
ROAST PROFILE: Medium
GROWER: Asociacion Aldea Global Jinotega (Aldea Global)
ELEVATION: 1,000-1400 masl
OTHER NOTES: Traceable, single origin
Nicaragua Olomega SHG EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Asociacion Aldea Global Jinotega (Aldea Global), an organization operating in the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Aldea Global has more than 500 members and forty-seven percent are women, the result of investing revenues in gender equality programs focused on healthcare and small business lending. Olomega coffee is produced by descendants of the indigenous group, Chorotegas, who live in the village of Olomega.
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WE TASTE: Honey and floral aromas lead to delicate cup with tart acidity and notes of blueberry, strawberry, cocoa, and vanilla. This Grade 1 Ethiopian is one of the best coffees we've had in years.
ROAST PROFILE: Light
REGION: Buku, Guji Zone, Oromia Region,strict
GROWER: Hambela Estate | METAD Agricultural Development
OTHER: Traceable, Single Origin, Organic Farm, Grade 1
Ethiopia Guji Hambela 1 Natural Organic Buku is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). METAD is a third generation family owned business with a rich history that began after World War II when the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and Sidama zones that has become the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD is managed by Aman Adinew who returned to Ethiopia after many years working abroad at the executive level for multiple fortune 500 companies because he wanted to make a difference for his family and community. Through Aman’s leadership, METAD has strengthened the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is over seventy percent women, education opportunities including sponsorship for a state-of-the-art elementary school with more than four hundred students, and healthcare for employees. METAD was also first to partner with Grounds for Health in Ethiopia to implement a successful cervical cancer screening program for women within the coffee growing communities. METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers. METAD also has the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality lab on the African continent used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals.
Origin photo by Royal Coffee