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METAD’s philosophy and vision centers around a unique “seed to cup” or “bush to brew” model. Buyers choose from a wide variety of the finest Ethiopian coffees, either produced or sourced by our staff. We ensure that these coffees are grown and harvested in accordance with our unsurpassed quality standards....Read more
METAD’s strict quality control protocols are applied to every phase of the coffee production process: seedling nursery, planting, crop maintenance, harvesting, processing and transportation. Now, over 10,500 local farmers participate in our “Out-Growers Program.” Through this program, METAD provides local farmers pre- and post-harvest training, which improves small farmers’ coffee quality, increases yield and price that in turn impacts their livelihoods for the better.... Read more
METAD is registered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and is a member of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce Sectoral Association; the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association; the Ethiopian Coffee Growers, Producers and Exporters Association; the Specialty Coffee Association of America; the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe; the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan; and the African Fine Coffees Association... Read more
The METAD executive team has three generations of experience in growing and sourcing coffee. We work with a strong network of local and international contacts to produce and market Ethiopian agricultural products worldwide..... Read more
The METAD story begins with our grandmother, Muluemebet Emiru, who became Africa’s first female pilot in 1934. After World War II, she was awarded farmland, lush with wild coffee trees, in the Harar and Sidamo regions. With our grandfather’s help, she transformed the Harar farmland into a private coffee estate...Read more

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