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.
Kayon is located 510 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and the property crosses the border of two villages—Taro and Sewana—located in the Oromia region, in the Guji zone of the Shakiso district of Ethiopia. It is established in 2012 by farmer Esmail Hassen and is still managed by him and his family. They have 25 permanent workers and 300 seasonal. The farm has own washing station, huller, pulpier, warehouse and transport.
Zahra Food Industries Ltd is a premier, ISO Food Safety Management System (22000:2018) agro-processor based in Uganda, offering a wide range of premium quality commodity and value added products including dried and fresh fruit, teas, nuts, seeds, vanilla and moringa powder
Winner of Burundi COE and holder of the world price record for green coffee in 2014, SEGEC is the owner of Mpanga Coffee Washing Station in Kayanza province. We bring a wide range of Arabica coffees from the Bourbon Rouge variety that grows on the volcano soils of the Kibira Forest
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.
CABOU COFFEE was started in 2016 through a partnership with the washing station MUNKAZE, located in northern Burundi, in Kayanza province at the altitude of 1,800 meters. We are working in collaboration with two cooperatives: NZOBIYAGA (“I am going to talk about it”) and TWRANYUZWE (“We have been convinced”). Each farmer has a file with the CWS so we can trace the coffee delivered. There are about 350 smallholder farmers involved.
Bench Maji Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union consists of 65 primary Cooperatives that serve 130.000 stallholders, Forest Coffee in Bench Maji is a coffee harvested from trees growing in such forest, with almost no management of the surrounding forest or vegetation, except some removal of undergrowth to facilitate access to the coffee trees. The Bench Maji Coffee, currently known as Forest Coffee was once been wild and owned by no body. However, the farmers around the forest have been coordinated by government bodies and become cooperatives to own the coffee inside the forest. There are different environmental activists and /or NGOs working with Cooperatives for the conservation of the Bench Maji Forest.
Abba Buna S.C is established to bring an end to the coffee supply chain and market alternative
problems confronting our country’s peoples those related their life’s on coffee farming and
The company have an inclusive measures through coffee family’s interest-based solution hence without inclusive measures it would be impossible to solve the existing problems from the basic root.
Owned and managed by Mrs. Sara Yimer, S.Sara Coffee is a leading producer and exporter of Ethiopian coffee with 12 washed coffee pulping stations at Borena (Souk sub Woreda), Borena (Bilida sub Region), Yiregacheffe, Amaro LiyuWoreda (Kelle sub reigion ), Uoraga (Guji zone), Limmu Yaji, Arusi and Worka, in Southeren Nations and Nationalities region of Ethiopia.
Masha jungle coffee and spice production plc was established in 2012, with a vision of planting, producing and delivering high quality coffee primarily to foreign markets.
It is one of the youngest and modern coffee producer, processor and exporter in the heart of Sheka- Masha. The company is found in South Western part of Ethiopia, South Nations Nationalities People’s Regional State (SNNPRS) Sheka zone, Masha Woreda, Yesh Akako Kebeles specifically in the center of natural forest area of Sheka Bio-spher Masha jungle coffee.
The total land holding of the plantation is 300ha under coffee and has a probability of expansion new land of 200ha under processing with investment authority.
Ethiopian Cup of Excellence no.4 for 2021 , Saniibui is owned and managed by farmer Brehanu Tekle. The Farm is located in Oromia region and works with 200 smallholder farmers dedicated to bringing to the world of coffee the best Sidamo coffee from Arsi Oromia in the Ethiopia Highlands.
From Mt. Elgon, representing 711 Fairtrade and 400+ organic certified farmers, Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association is able to supply Ugandan Natural and Washed Arabica of highest quality, produced with nature in mind and in support of the local communities. The farmers also produce bananas and Fairtrade certified vanilla
Yehalashet Yigezu Coffee Export was founded in 2011. This is a woman led company, registered also under Women in Coffee Ethiopia. It is a farm and export company owned by Yehaleshet Yigezu.
It is located in South Western Ethiopia, in Kellem Wollega Anfillo. Our farm Covers 50 hectares, but we also work with 120 Out-growers covering additional 150 Hectares.
Located at an Altitude of 1800MASL. With rainfall exceeding 1500 mm per annum. Our production Capacity is 120,000 Kgs (120 tone).
We have both Washed and Natural Processed coffees, one Pulping Machine and Mesh Drying Beds on site.
Kata Muduga Union was established on August 2016, by 20 primary cooperatives under the umbrella of Kata Muduga Union and members male 17,031 and female 2,015 total 19,046 small scale coffee farmers which include 450,485 famillies by those members 61,272 hectare of land covered by coffee. Nowadays 30 cooperatives and more than 30,000 small scale coffee farmers are working with us.
Working Area: the geographical area embodied in this union are 5 rural districts in Jimma zone (Goma,Gera, Gumai, Setema and Sigimo).
The primary cooperatives under this union are a well- known very high specialty coffee producers for thworld markets. Some of these are: Duromina, BiftuGudina, Nano Challa, Yukro, Hundaoli, Kolla Bulcand other Agaro area cooperatives.
Our farm is located in Yirgacheffe, our farmers are the Gedeo people from Konga kebele. The processing station and farm land is a total of 22 Ha. The processing facility is at an altitude of 1,950m and the farms are in the mountains nearby that reach altitudes of up to 2,300m. We source Edido, Koke, Haru, and Konga varieties. We are deeply connected to our farmers by making charitable contributions to nearby schools and the regional administration office.
Our farmers have been farming coffee for mutliple generations. Beker Plc bought our processing station and farm land from the locals of Gedeo in 2018. The former land owners are now employed on our site and assist us in sourcing coffee and managing the site. Beker is a family owned company that has been in business for over 23 years. It’s owners are born and raised Ethiopians all whom received higher education degrees in the United States.
The farm has so far managed to cover more than 50% of the estate with coffee plantation and just started honey farming practices and aims to develop other products in the near future. Our farm is located in Masha Sheka SNNPR, Ethiopia, where we cultivate organic, Arabica specialty coffee.
We feel like words, facts and figures will not be able to fully describe and translate the pure notions of our farm. We invite you to witness it with your own eyes and have your own personal connection with our coffee. Looking forward to building long lasting relations, based on transparency and quality.
Pelican General Trading partners with smallholder farmers to export coffee directly to world markets. We ensure that farmers participant in the economic upside gained from producing good quality coffee beans. We work alongside coffee farmers to achieve the required certification and ensure traceability. We source coffee from different regions in Ethiopia including Yirgacheffee, Guji, Limmu Lekemti, Harar, Sidamo, and Djimma coffee.
The founder and life long coffee advocate of Buno General Trading Plc, Mr Abiyot Boru was born in Bule Hora Wereda of West Guji Zone, in a particular town called Gerba, in Ethiopia. His parents were farmers where coffee was one of the traditional agricultural products in the area. He started participating in coffee production practices by cultivating, weeding, watering nursery beds, and harvesting during his early childhood. Abiyot started coffee business by purchasing red-ripe and dry coffee cherries from local farmers and selling them to the nearby wet and dry coffee processing stations. His passion for the coffee business grew ever since, and this has earned him great recognition as a second outstanding national seller to the ECX market.
In February 2018, Buno General Trading PLC stood in 4th in the Ethiopian National Test of Harvest (TOH) Competition.
The Cooperative Agricole Tujenge du Kivu was created 9th September 2018 in Bishange, with the mission of promoting the socio-economic development of coffee growers and the improvement of farmers’ living conditions through coffee cultivation.
In 2021, the cooperative has produced a quantity ranging from 15 tons of coffee beans, 12750 on Parchment A and 1700 Kgs of Parchment B.
Kabare Cooperative (CPCK) was established in October 22nd 2010 by an initiative of a group of 20 individuals including the current chairman of the board of directors Mr Jean Munyemale. CPCK was created to address several issues to improve the profitability of the coffee sector and eliminate obstacles towards the market, such as low prices, impediments of traders exporting to Rwanda; insufficient revenue to sustain house hold income; and, abandonment of coffee farms located in Kabamba, South Kivu, between National ParcKahuzi-Biega and lake Kivu.
We have 2 washing stations, we work according to the GAP principles in order to respect the ecosystem and the environment and are working in cooperation with the Worldwide Conservation Society (WCS). In 2010, the cooperative started with 20 members, after a membership campaign was held in 2013, this number increased to 644. Currently, with the positive impact of our previous transactions, there are currently 2,261, workers at Kabare cooperative 441 of which are women.
Currently the vision of the cooperative is to export 4 containers of specialty coffee by 2021 and 5 containers green coffee by 2023. CPCK is also interested in improving the agricultural service road, installing a shop for agricultural tools, investing in a dehulling machine for better cleaning of our coffee beans and to produce specialty coffee with a score above 89%.
CAPCKI (agricultural cooperative of coffee producers of Kivu) is a cooperative of small coffee producers working in South Kivu in the territory of Kalehe. The aim of the CAPCKI is to become a large cooperative not only of coffee but also of other agricultural products in the next three years as we want to increase the income of its members in a sustainable way.
RWH is a women’s cooperative working in the coffee industry with the aim of improving the socio-economic status of women and their families.
RWH exports its coffee to Europe, USA and Asia. We also work with micro-finance institutions and banks for the pre-financing of the coffee seasons.
Coopérative Agricole du Kivu (COOPAK) was established in 2010. It serves more than 2500 farmers from Kabare region in South Kivu. We produce Arabica coffees in different screen sizes and grades A and B. We train farmers to improve their yields and quality of their cherries. Currently we have a yearly production of 100 MT.
Coopérative Agricole Umoja (COOAU), was established in 2015 with 350 farmers. Today, we are 4000 (1500 men and 2500 women), and 1700 more are willing to be part of our cooperative. We work a land of 2500 ha and we are working to expand it in 1200 additional ha. Currently we produce 250 MT of Robusta and Arabica coffees in an average altitude of 700-1000 masl with screen sizes ranging from 13, 15 and 17 and different grades (ABCD).
Muhondo Coffee Company is a private company established in 2013, based in northern province in Gakenke district. Muhondo works with 2,394 farmers (25% women), with 30,000 trees and operates 3 Coffee washing stations: Muhondo CWS, Bukonya CWS (in Gakenke) and Bwisige CWS (in Gicumbi).
Abundant rainfall and fertile, volcanic soil is the perfect incubator for the rich flavors of Muhondo´s specialty coffee. With slow growth at such high altitudes, our cherries develop slowly, producing mature and well-balanced profiles. Sweet, citrus, caramel flavours can be detected in our exquisite brew.
We have an anual capacity of 1000 MT of cherry.
In 2014 Muhondo won the Presidential Award and in 2015 we were placed 3rd in the CoE awards for impacting the local community through women and youth employment.
Kagera Cooperative Union is a voluntary union of a 139 primary cooperative societies in the districts of Bukova, Muleba and Misenye in Kagera region, north west Tanzania covering more than 15,000 sq Kms. More than 68,000 farmers are part of the cooperative through primary societies. Robusta variety is produced using dry processing techniques with an anual production of 7,000 MT.
Recognizing the unparalleled quality of newly known Anderacha site, and also the deep natural heritage along with the diverse and rich culture of the community; Mr. Yonas Taddesse, founder of Ovid Group and Subsidiary companies, decided to expand its foot print looking for a great coffee and making radical impact in the sector. This unique site is at the highest mountain peak of Anderacha area (above 2000 masl). Further, most of the coffees are harvested from a wild forest plantation known as Mother Trees, which are grown under the shade of many local indigenous trees which produce ethnic stable foods.
Gihanga Coffee Company is a private company registered in Rwanda Development Board (RDB). “Gihanga” is a Rwandan cultural hero described in oral histories as an ancient king popularly credited with establishing the ancient Kingdom of Rwanda. He is described as possessing talents in leadership, technology and religion. It is said he ruled Rwanda from his palace in the forest of Buhanga. So we dedicated our coffee to Gihanga.
The objective of Gihanga Coffee Co. is to build equitable and sustainable value chains by being the leading company to scale up the coffee culture both in quality and taste and with singular accent upon women in all activities. This may be done with professionalism, dignity, technology, innovation; all aiming the company development and good service delivery.
Ruhunde Jeunes Caféiculteurs (RUJCAF) works with 3700 farmers from Kivu region, producing Arabica Bourbon coffee grade A and B. RUJCAF provides both technical support (through SVC) and financial (through micro-finance institutions). They also work together with the organization AVEC for supporting women and young integration in the communities.
Coopérative de Café Sélectionne de Kalehe is a cooperative (COCASKA) made of small coffee producers, man and women, from the south kivu territory in Kalehe under the leadership of women.
CAPACADE was established in 2018 with the aim of improving the lives of coffee producers but also promoting a real change in the development of the community. For that, the cooperative promotes among farmers the agricultural techniques aiming to produce higher quality cherries and good management behaviours. CAPACADE produces a yealy production of 150 MT of specialty Arabica coffee.
Coopérative Agro-pastorale pour le Progrés (COOPAPP) was established in 2018 with the purpose of improving the lives of local coffee producers in the region of South Kivu. Our moto is “All together for a sustainable change”. We are 769 farmers and we produce Arabica bourbon coffee grades A and B. Currently we produce 20 MT yearly.
La Cooperative Agricole Bunkivane was established in 2017 and is located in Bukavu in the Kalehe region of South Kivu, DRC. We produce and process coffee cherries of both Arabica and Robusta varieties with a total yearly production of 100 MT of cherries. We use natural fertilizers and take care of proper coffee tree replacements.
Mukwidja Women Coffee Cooperative was founded in 2017. Is located in Kalehe, South Kivu and comprises 200 farmers. We produce Arabica cherries of Kabare 16 variety and grade A, at an altitude of 1500-2000 masl. Beans are washed processed. We have a yearly capacity of 10 MT.
Coffee World Ltd was established in 2008 for the processing and exporting of Robusta and Arabica (Bugisu, Mbale region) coffees from Uganda.
Arabica coffee is grown on an altitude between 1800 – 2100 metres above sea level and it is normally grown by co-operative farmers especially in Mbale and Kapchorwa districts in Uganda.
Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for women in coffee. We also do this through sensitization and provision of funds through Crop Advance. This enables the elimination of middle men and encourages fair trade.
Nura Abakoyas Coffee plantation is a family-owned coffee farm committed to producing high-land grown specialty coffee from Ethiopia. The plantation has officially launched a campaign of planting coffee on 35 hectares of land in 2020 and is now in its productive age. It is located in Djimma Zone, AGARO woreda in Oromia Regional State. Mr Nura, the owner of the established, is looking forward to fostering connections with whom ever is interested in getting to know what they offer, “We are passionate of what we do and would like to share it with you as well”.
The OLAME Agricultural Cooperative is a partner of the SVC project. Together we work to implement good practices of environmental responsibility, economic transparency, agricultural production and management, social and ethical responsibility, and health and safety at work. With the formation of the GALS of the SVC we support the Village Savings and Credit Associations in each village where our members are located known with the acronym “AVEC”.
We train our members on good agricultural practices, on agro ecology and we pay the rebate to our members after sale.
Semshan coffee development plc was established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2014 by the General Manager Mr. Semere Kassahun. We export washed and unwashed (sun dried) organic Arabica coffee Beans. We have different grades depending on the request of our customer. In order to market and supply coffee with the finest and freshest flavors to the international market, we rely on high tech equipment required for the benefit, selection, and classification of our product, which guarantees international export standards are fulfilled. Our best seller is Mizan teppi, Sheko coffee. Sheko is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia (SNNPR). Looking forward to connecting with you.
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.
Odaa forest plantation from Sewana provides grade 1 Guji Specialty Coffee from Ethiopia. Sewana farm covers 150 ha of land and is owned and operated by Mr. Husen Adem and his family since 2010. Average cup score of 86.5 with honey, ripe mango and creamy notes, fit for grade 1.
On our farm, we practice strict environmental standards and other good practices . Our coffee production is organic, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. We actively plant indigenous trees to give shade to our coffee cherries which helps them excel in their flowering. The coffee cherries are handpicked and separated into groups of sun-dried processed coffee and washed coffee. Sun-dried coffee is laid to rest on raised beds, while the washed coffee is processed separately. Odaa forest owns both drying and washing stations which is a practice to maintain traceable coffee.