“Gedeb” Site: The “Gedeb” site is located in the fertile SNNPR regional State, in Gedio zone/Yirgacheffe, in the Gedeb district, approximately 437 km (~272 miles) South of Addis Ababa. The same “Out Growers Program” has been implemented at the “Gedeb” site where the local farmers who signed up with METAD benefit from the continual Pre and Post harvesting training so that the company purchases their high quality cherries to processes then export them based on its worldwide customers’ needs, such as Balzac Brothers, Inc. The Gedeb site also processes both Washed (using Penagos’s Eco-Pulping machines) and Natural (Sun-Dried) coffees. The 2014/15 is METAD’s first production out of the Gedeb Site.
Altitude: 1,700 – 2,200 meters (~5,577 – 7,218 feet)
Annual Rainfall: 1,200 mm – 1,599 mm
Mean Annual Temperature: 15 C° to 19.9 C°Type of soil: Clay to Clay Loam Reddish Brown