The community of farmers around Hambela station carefully tend their high elevation plots throughout the year. The high elevation of these coffees slows their ripening, imparting the distinct complexity of Guji coffees. Come the harvest season, each ripe cherry is hand picked and brought to the washing station. There the coffee is washed and milled before being sun dried. To ensure even drying and the cleanest cup, the cherries are hand racked and turned throughout the day and covered at night for 30 days. Hambelas thoughtful processing allows the flavor characteristic of this region to shine.
In the cup, we find notes of kumquat, golden raspberry, and violet.
Green cost, milling, transport, taxes and exporting fees.
Importing fees and transport from the farm to Chicago, Illinois.
Our Cost of Production
Labor, Rent, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off
Per 10.5oz bag of coffee
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- Producer Smallholders
- Elevation 2000 MASL
- Process Washed
Quality means buying high quality coffees from established producers around the world.
Traceability gives recognition to the producers and validates where the coffee is grown, picked, and processed.
We endeavor to contextualize the importance of a fair and balanced trade through the prices we pay.
As an Independent Specialty Coffee Roaster, we always pay well above the C-Market based on two factors; the quality of coffee and the cost of production.
A fair wage begins with paying higher premiums to the coffee producer in tandem with providing competitive wages and benefits for our staff here at Metric.