For our Solino espresso we get the coffee beans directly from the farmers in the region of Illubabor and Jimma. We exclusively use sundried coffee beans for our espresso. According to this traditional method, the beans are dried in the sun for 2 weeks after the harvest. We believe that sundried coffee has a more aromatic taste. At the same time, sundried coffees are less acid and therefore more wholesome. In addition, processing sundried coffee requires less water compared to washed coffee.
Local value creation
Like all Solino coffees, our espresso is drum roasted in small batches in Ethiopia. After the roasting, the coffee is immediately airtight packed and shipped by sea to Hamburg. The roasting of coffee beans at the origin helps Ethiopians to participate in the value addition process and makes them earn 60% more compared to exporting raw unroasted coffee. Unfortunately, up to now, this is still the standard way of manufacturing coffee. This video from 2016 shows our coffee production in Ethiopia in only 3 minutes.
A transparent supply chain
The supply chain of our espresso is completely transparent. Thanks to the individual QR code on the backside of each espresso pack, you can follow our coffee beans from the harvest to the roasting in Addis Abeba and to the final shipment to Europe. You can meet the Solino team and you can rate each step of the production process. This blockchain technology offers maximum transparency along the value chain. Scan the QR code and follow the link.
Our fathers kitchen: We support the Ethiopian initiative OurFathersKitchen by donating 1000 meals to disadvantaged children in Addis Ababa for each imported container of coffee. We like this initiative, because 100% of the donated money reaches the children. All employees work voluntarely and there is no administrative cost.