METAD Agricultural Development operates the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD has the first SCA-certified quality control lab in Africa, used to train domestic and international coffee professionals. This grade 1 coffee is harvested between October & January at 1,900-2,200m.
METAD strives to strengthen the local community with employment opportunities (their workforce is 70% women), educational opportunities, and medical support (including a partnership with Grounds for Health to give cervical cancer screening for people in the community). METAD also offers technical assistance and modern farming equipment to other local farmers.