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Ethiopia Hambela

Watermelon hard candy, brown sugar, baking spice.

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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

(Note: Available ONLY in 10 oz. bag). This gorgeous coffee is a fragrance and flavor celebration: aromas include dark berries and chocolate while in the cup, watermelon hard candy joins brown sugar sweetness and hints of baking spice and blackberry pie. Sweet, fruity acidity pairs perfectly with velvety body. Stellar.

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Guji zone
Hambela Estate
Ethiopian Heirloom
Natural Process

Hambela Estate

It seems only fitting that in the land where the magic bean is believed to have originated, coffee stories abound. Take Hambele Estate for example: After WW II, Muluemebet Emiru, the first female pilot from Africa was awarded farmland in the Harrar and Sidamo regions by Emperor Haile-Selassie I in recognition of her accomplishments. Together with her husband, Muluemebet transformed her land into Hambela Coffee Estate.

Now her family operates Hambela through their business, METAD Agricultural Development PLC. The Emirus work to strengthen their local community through employment (70% of employees are women), sponsorship of a 400-student elementary school, and healthcare for employees. METAD not only has the first and only SCAA-certified quality control lab in Africa to train locals and internationals in professional methods and knowledge, but also shares modern farming equipment with local farmers.

Guji Zone, Ethiopia

The air in the growing regions of Ethiopia is heavy with the scent of coffee flowers--like jasmine and orange flowers, and yet not at all like. Coffee’s origin is shrouded in mystery but is believed to have begun in Ethiopia, where heirloom varieties still grow wild beside the road. As the story goes, a drowsy goatherder named Kaldi noticed his goats were perkier after nibbling on the coffee trees, and tried the cherry for himself. Caffeine was discovered, and coffee’s epic began.

The coffee-growing culture in Ethiopia is still unique. More than half of the coffee is called ‘garden coffee’, because it’s grown in the yards of producers, along with crops such as beans, bananas, avocadoes, and mangoes. Around 50 million Ethiopians are supported by the coffee industry, and almost 70% of the nationals export earnings come from coffee.

Duvall, WA

Anchorhead Coffee

Sporting a moody, maritime vibe and serving up killer coffee and their own baked goods, Anchorhead Coffee is doing coffee right in Washington state (Duvall, to be exact, with café locations in downtown Seattle and in Issaquah). Launched in 2013, Anchorhead sailed right into the big leagues, winning the 2015 “America’s Best Espresso” competition with their Ethiopian coffee, finaling for a Good Food Award with their Guatemalan roast, and collecting numerous awards at annual Golden Bean competitions.

When long-time audio engineers Mike Steiner and Jake Paulson decided to wind down traveling the world, combining their passion for coffee into a cafe and roastery just made sense. With Mike handling the roasting and sourcing aspects and Jake developing the cafe and marketing side, Anchorhead continues to expand their vision of sourcing expressive, lively coffees, then roasting them in a way that brings out the intrinsic character of each. Yup. They love coffee, cafe culture, and serving up a sweet and balanced cup they're proud to put the Anchorhead Coffee name on. (They also love toys like drones, cameras, dirt bikes and motorcycles).


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