This natural-process coffee was dried inside the fruit, creating the intense aromatics and berry flavors that are hallmarks of all naturals. What is uncommon about this particular natural is its refinement — it was produced by the Adinew Family's operation Metad, which is raising the bar on quality in a region already celebrated as the source of some of the world's most extraordinary coffees.
- Country Ethiopia
- Producer smallholder growers
- Region Buku
- Elevation Range 1900-2100 m
- Processing Method Natural
- Drying Method Raised Bed
- Direct Trade Partner Since 2014
How To Brew
We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.
Recommended Method Pour Over
Boil Water 205 - 212 F
Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
Add Water Add water in stages
Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
Ethiopia Metad Buku Natural
Ethiopia’s landscapes, quite literally, were made for growing coffee. After all, it is the birthplace of coffee. So it should come as no surprise that the country of more than 100 million people continues to be the source of some of the world’s most extraordinary coffees—coffees that taste unlike anything else on Earth.Read story
Why We're Different
Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.
Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.
A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.