The founder of Tariku Kare Banata Coffee Export – Mr. Tariku Kare Banata – is known for his hard working and result-driven behavior. He used to work in different coffee washing and milling stations as a daily laborer and had a chance to grow in his position and become a chief quality control expert. After working for a decade as an expert, he founded his own washing station in 2013 in West Arsi, Nensabo district, Bulga village (Oromia Regional state) and started supplying high quality coffee for the Ethiopian market. Five years later, he founded his second washing station at Bombe village in Sidama Zonal administration. Now he is thriving in the coffee export business and is a proud owner of his own washing stations. Mr. Tariku is excited to introduce his version of premium quality coffee to the global market.
Mintu Group currently works with more than 400 farmers and by next year this number will increase to 1000. Located in Djimma, Ethiopia, Mintu provides grade 1 speciality coffee, both natural and washed.
They also work towards sustainable productivity
and they achieve this by offering their farmers basic training in agronomy and organic farming together with experts and professionals. Mintu group strives to support and sustain its community and does so by building schools for the community as well as Mosques within the area.
Based on 400ha of land located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Salama is a producer of specialty (washed) Robusta and natural Robusta scr 18, 15 and 12.
The company is also running a tea operation and employs over 1000 farmers who are offered various services and support including on-site medical clinic and infant school.
1500ha farm of Olympic champion and athletics legend Haile Gebreselassie is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Sheka zone. Haile Coffee brings a fine selection of traceable, specialty coffees grown on 51 micro-lots with respect and in support of the local communities and the environment. RFA, UTZ, Organic and CERES certified.
Coffee and Tea production in East Africa is a smallholder activity: 400.000 households in Rwanda, 600.000 households in Burundi, 400.000 households in Tanzania, 1.700.000 households in Uganda, etc. These are the communities that need most attention to transform the local economies and boost economic activity. At Almacena Platform, we believe with the help of private individuals acting as investors, we can collectively help Rural Africa achieve a better and more sustainable future. In the UN Framework of Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to address: