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”.
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.
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 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 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 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 (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.
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.
Quality Assurance Manager
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.
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 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: email@example.com. “We can make a special price offer for all big clients,” she adds.
Administration and Sales
Since 2016 Katharina has been a part of the Solino team. She makes sure that every order is dealt with correctly and delivered on time to all our clients. She is the link between our clients in Europe and our roastery in Ethiopia. She also answers all questions about coffee. Finally she takes care of the marketing and she always searches for new clients.
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.