100% made in Ethiopia.
100% made for Ethiopia.

Coffee for qualified jobs.

Note: Solino has unfortunately run out.
Our coffee will be available again as usual after Easter!

First of its kind

Most coffee brands only import unprocessed coffee beans. Thus, the majority of the profits is made via further processing such as roasting, printing and packaging. Unfortunately, none of these processes take place in the country of origin. We do things differently:
Solino is the first coffee which is 100% produced in Ethiopia.

Growing - Harvesting - Roasting - Label Printing - Packaging (Solino USP)

What others say about Solino Coffee

Solino Highland Espresso

Whole beans (1 kg)

This espresso is our classic. The highland Arabica is gently roasted at low temperatures. It is particularly low in acidity and the aroma can develop perfectly.

Solino Highland Coffee

Ground (250 g)

The Solino coffee for those who do not (yet) have a coffee grinder. Our highland Arabica is roasted very slowly at low temperature and the aroma can thus develop perfectly.

Solino Caffè Crema

Whole beans (1 kg)

Solino Ethiopian Caffè Crema. 100 % Arabica beans. Light roast. Comes in 1 kg stock package.

Act instead of help

We are convinced that trade is most important for developing countries. Simple aid programs often lead to dependency and passivity. They prevent creativity and self responsibility. Dambisa Moyo describes this issue very well in her book “Dead Aid”.

It is fundamental that industrialized countries open their borders and let developing countries participate in economic growth. Africa shall not be used as simple and cheap supplier of raw materials. Only value addition and processing at the origin can ensure development. Only then qualified and better paid jobs are created. That’s why we launched the Solino coffee project in 2008.

It always seems impossible until it is done!

Nelson Mandela

The Solino Team

For the processing of our coffee on site, we need qualified jobs such as master roasters, packaging experts, technicians and printers. In comparison to the monthly average salary of coffee farmers of 1200 Birr (approx. 30 Euro) in Ethiopia, qualified employees earn 2000 to 10000 Birr per month (60 to 300 Euro). Compared with German standards, this may not be much, but in Ethiopia it is quite enough money to feed a whole family.

Take a look at the committed Solino team and get to know our staff.