Solino Team

Wende is a trained coffee roaster and has worked at the Solino roastery since 2012. Before, he worked at the green coffee selection process. He is therefore a real coffee expert!  He is also in contact with many coffee farmers. Wende is proud to deliver for the first time roasted Ethiopian coffee to many countries. He says of himself that he is a perfectionist. For him it is important that every single roast is perfect: “I believe coffee must be roasted very slowly at low temperature. Only then the aroma of our Ethiopian coffee develops perfectly”.

Wende - Coffee roaster (Solino Team)

Wende

Coffee Roaster

Wende is a trained coffee roaster and has been working at the Solino roasting plant since 2012. Before that, he was responsible for the selection of green coffee beans. That means he is a real coffee expert! He regularly stays in touch with many other coffee farmers. Wende is proud to be able to deliver roasted Ethiopian coffee to many countries for the first time. He claims for himself that he is a perfectionist. It is important to him that every single roast turns out perfect: “I believe that coffee must be roasted very slowly at a low temperature. Only then the aroma of our Ethiopian coffee develops perfectly”.
Abinet - Production Team​ (Solino Team)

Abinet

Production Team​

Abinet was born and raised in Wello. She has been working at Solino since solino was founded in Addis Abeba in 2010. Abinet believes that being a part of Solino helps her creating and expanding opportunities for herself. She enjoys working at solino and collaborating with her team members. Abinet is active at organising social activities such as team meetings.

Gezali - Roaster (Solino Team)

Gezali

Coffee Roaster

Gezali started working for Solino in 2008 in the production team. By now he learned how to perfectly roast coffee and has changed to work as a coffee roaster at solino. He was born in the small town Agora, which is located in Jimma. He loves the idea of roasting as a whole and is therefore very passionate about his work. He is a married man and a father of 3 children and spends all his free time surrounded by his family
Hana - Production (Solino Team)

Hana

Production Team​​

Hana was born in Semen Shewa and joined Solino in 2018. What she enjoys most about her job, is the working environment and the people she is surrounded by every day. She is so passionated about coffee that even in her free time she always takes the time to make coffee the Ethiopian way. She also believes that perfect quality is the most important aspect for Solino’s success. Besides coffee, she also likes to go to church.
Belesh - Production employee (Solino Team)

Belesh

Production Team​​​

Belesh was born in Semen Shewa and joined the Solino team in 2019. She loves her position and the predominant working environment. She says that she is very thankful for the given opportunity to work at the Solino roastery. Her area of responsibility is packaging.
Daniel - Production Manager (Solino Team)

Daniel

Production Supervisor

Daniel (46) has a Bachelor’s degree in General Mechanics from the university in Addis Abeba. He has been workingat Solino since 2013. “I am proud to be a part of solino. We have implemented a new and very precise production schedule for our excellent coffee”, says Daniel. “A good schedule and planning of all production steps is the most important thing to produce perfect products like our coffee,” he continues. In his free time, Daniel enjoys watching or playing soccer.

Lidya - Store Keeper (Solino Team)

Lidya

Store Keeper

Lidya was born in Addis Ababa. She has been part of the solino team since 2019. What she enjoys most about working at Solino is being surrounded by her friends all the time. She used to be part of the production, but now has moved to warehousing. Her task is to have an overview of the incoming materials, records, and withdrawals. For hobbies she mentiones watching movies and spending time with her friends.

Yeshi - Production Team (Solino Team)

Yeshi

Production Team

Yeshi has been working for Solino in Addis Abeba since 2010. She has learned that every little detail in the production process matters. The labelling of the coffee bags, the sealing and packaging in the outer boxes: ever single step has to be perfect. “I am always happy about every new order we receive and getting complaints from our customers is what frustrates me the most,” she says. 

She believes that perfect quality is the key to Solino’s success. In her free time, she likes to go to church and read magazines. Checking on her relatives and supporting poor people is a permanent part of her daily life as well.

Azeb - Production employee (Solino Team)

Azeb

Production Team

Azeb is from Addis Ababa and has been working at the Solino roastery since 2015. “I am very grateful for such a nice work opportunity and I got to learn lots of new skills,” she says. “The income is very important for our roastery and for Ethiopia. Coffee-growing countries should also be able to roast coffee. This is the only way more people can benefit”.  Azeb hopes that Solino will continue to grow in the upcoming years. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music.

Tsion - Employee production (Solino Team)

Tsion

Production Team

Tsion (34) was born in Arsi and has been working at the Solino roasting plant in Addis Abeba since 2011. Trough Solino she understood how the european quality standards and production methods are more demanding. “I noticedthat Europeans are very precise when it comes to packaging but  I really like that as it made us improve our quality a lot,” she says. Tsion adds: “The best thing about my job is being surrounded by the delicious smell the whole day”. In her free time Tsion enjoys spending time with friends and traveling.

Seid - Mitarbeiter Produktion (Solino Team)

Seid

Assistant Production Supervisor

Seid is originally from the city Wolo. He started working at the Solino coffee roasting plant in Addis Abeba in 2008. Healways gets excited when a new Solino order arrives. In order to achieve a much higher production volume in the future, he always keeps busy while roasting. “I would like to add other coffee products if I could,” he says: “There are many more coffee varieties in our country”. As he always gehts frustrated when mistakes happen at the production and he does everything he can to avoid them. In his free time he likes to be with his family.

Elias

Coffee Grinder

Elias has been working at the Solino roastery since 2008. He is very proud of his job and believes that Solino is a unique product. “Solino is the first roasted coffee that is exported in significant quantities to many countries. Here in Ethiopia Solino Coffee is a very special product and we are happy to export a product of such excellent quality,” he says. “We would be happy if we could increase our exports and get the whole world to taste Ethiopian roasted coffee,” he continues. In his free time, Elias enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family.
Wude - Production Team (Solino Team)

Wude

Production Team

Wude was born in Arusi. She joined Solino in 2012 when she moved to Addis Abeba. “Since I’ve been working at Solino, I have learned a lot of new skills that will be useful in the future,” she says. “It feels good to work for such a delicious coffee brand” she continues. In her free time Wude likes to cook Ethiopian food and relax. She is also a mother of 2 children.
Habte - Quality Assurance Manager (Solino Team)

Habte

Quality Assurance Manager

Habte is from Addis Ababa and has been working for the Solino roastery since 2018. He graduated from the Bahir Dar University in 2014 as a food technology engineer. His job is to make sure that each bag of Solino is made perfectly and that all hygiene rules are followed at all times. Habte enjoys working with all the other employees: “I want Solino to become a world-class coffee brand one day and create many jobs in ethopia.”

Kalkidan

Hygiene & Sanitation-Supervisor

Kalkidan was born in Addis Ababa in 1994 and joined the Solino team in July 2018. She graduated in public health from the Medeo Medical College in Addis Ababa. Now she is a master student in Project Management. At Solino she makes sure that all staff members comply with the hygiene rules and that cleaning processes are conducted regularly. 

“I am very happy to be part of this team and I am proud to send our great Ethiopian roasted coffee all over the world,” she says. Kalkidan speaks English very well and enjoys practicing the language with her friends. Her hobbies include watching movies and hanging out with her friends.

Blen

Logistics and Export Manager

Blen was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In July 2017 she successfully graduated in Marketing Management from the University School of Commerce in Addis Abeba. Right now she is striving for a master graduation in the same field. She joined the solino team in 2019. Her main duty is to plan, coordinate and distribute, as well as managing the trade of our products until it reaches Europe.

She says “she is very happy to be working at the solino roastery and especially for the opportunity to learn and explore new things.” She also says that “in her opinion the friendly work environment is one of the most exciting things about her job. Blen’s Hobbies include watching movies, going on adventures and trying new things.

Feven Marketing (Solino Team)

Feven

Marketing

Feven is from Addis Ababa and has co-founded the Solino project. She has lived in Hamburg for a few years. Here she takes care of coffee tastings for new clients. She also manages the contact to the Ethiopian roasters. “I am always happy when new clients taste our coffee for the first time and realize how special our coffee is.”

 Currently she tries to get more offices and small coffee shops to buy Solino Coffee. She is happy to receive emails at: hallo@solino-coffee.com. “We can make a special price offer for all big clients,” she adds.

Angelo - Administration and Sales​ (Solino Team)

Angelo

Administration and Sales

Hi, my name is Angelo and I am responsible for Operations at Solino Coffee. This includes administration, controlling, customer relationship management and logistics to your door. I am also responsible for Purchasing, Supply Chain Management and Quality Assurance – so that our coffee specialties arrive safely and flawlessly in Germany.

As a Master of Science in Business Administration, I enjoy my challenging and varied tasks and the fact that Solino Coffee is really making a difference: training people and creating qualified jobs in Ethiopia with fair and above-average pay. Through this motivation, it is very important to me that you as a customer are completely satisfied with our service and our products.

Dennis - Sales Department (Solino Team)

Dennis

Head of Sales

After an internship at a child care project in Ethiopia, Dennis joined Solino. With a bachelor degree in business administration he is now responsible for Solino sales in all of Europe. His clients are supermarket chains, cafés, department stores, offices and hotels. 

In addition to searching new clients, Dennis is also responsible for organizing the coffee supply with his Ethiopian colleagues. He wants to convince clients of the excellent quality of our Ethiopian coffee. And he wants to explain the big impact of real development in Ethiopia when you buy a coffee that is fully made at the origin.