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METAD: More Than Just Great Coffee

By Emily Ziethen | Fri May 06 2016
METAD is well known for its 100% organic coffee cherries - just ask the likes of Klatch Coffee, Royal Coffee and Intelligentsia. What many may not realize is that in addition to METAD producing great coffee, the company also creates enormous social impact in the local community.
Back in 2014, Aman Adinew and the METAD team began sponsoring a group of school students located near the Hambela farm, and they continue to provide the children with uniforms and subsidize the teachers’ salaries. Under Aman’s care, the school has grown from 400 students to more than 600, creating the need for the construction of a second school building - a project that METAD aims to lead and complete by Fall of 2016.
METAD is also in the final stages of building a 400 square foot community center in a nearby village that will hold up to 1,000 people at a time. The building is in the final stages of construction and is slated to open in a few months time. The center will be used for community social gatherings, as well as part of METAD’s out-grower farmer training program, wherein the company trains thousands of local farmers on growing and harvesting best practices so they can achieve the best prices for their coffee yields.
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