Ask anyone at Second State Coffee what their favorite coffee is and chances are, they'll say Gedeb Washed. It is a perennial favorite every year and 2019's crop does not disappoint. The Gedeb site is located in the fertile SNNPR regional state of Gedeb, found within the Gedeo zone, approximately 437 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. This site is managed by METAD, a family company founded by community leader Aman Adinew, that has worked closely with our importer friends at Balzac Brothers over the last few years. METAD owns Africa's first SCA-certified quality control lab and the company provides post-harvest training and health benefits to its employees. Between the Gedeb and Hambela washing stations, METAD is employing a total of twenty-eight permanent staff members and seven-hundred seasonal employees. Over seventy percent of these staff members are women.