Solino Team

We need skilled jobs such as roasting masters, packaging experts, technicians and printers to process our coffee in Ethiopia. This allows us to pay our employees double to 10 times the average wage. The average salary of coffee farmers in Ethiopia is 1200 Birr (about 30 Euros). In comparison, qualified employees earn 2000 to 10000 Birr per month (approx. 60 to 300 Euro). Compared to German standards, this may not be much, but in Ethiopia it can feed an entire family.

Blen - Logistikkoordinatorin (Solino Team)

Blen

Operations Manager

Blen was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In July 2017, she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University School of Commerce in Addis Ababa. Currently, she is working for a Master’s degree in the same field. She has been a part of the Solino team since 2019. Her tasks go from planning, coordination and distribution to managing and trading the coffee until it reaches Europe.

She says she is very happy to be working at Solino Roastery. This has allowed her to take advantage of several new opportunities to learn and explore new things. She also says the friendly atmosphere in the Solino team is one of the best things about her job. Blen’s hobbies are watching movies and going on adventures. She likes to try new things for a change.

Wende - Kaffeeröster (Solino Team)

Wende

Coffee Roaster

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”.

Gezali - Röster (Solino Team)

Gezali

Coffee Roaster

I am Gezali, a new coffee roaster at Solino Coffee. I was born in the small town of Agora, which is in Jimma. I have been working at Solino for several years, before that I was part of the production team at our Addis Ababa site.

Now my responsibilities have changed to roasting the coffee, which I am very happy about. I am married and have three children.

Abreham - Mitarbeiter Solino Rösterei

Abreham

Junior Coffee Roaster

I am Abreham, a new coffee roaster at Solino Coffee. I was born in the main city Addis Ababa. I have been working at Solino since 2021. First, I was part of the production team.

Now I am a junior roaster which I am very happy about.

Tadesse - Mitarbeiter Solino Rösterei

Tadesse

Junior Coffee Roaster

I am Tadesse, a new coffee roaster at Solino Coffee. I was born in the Debre Birhan city. I have been working at Solino Since 2018, where at first, I was part of the production team.

Now my responsibilities have changed to roasting coffee.

Abinet - Mitarbeiterin Produktion​ (Solino Team)

Abinet

Production Team

Abinet was born and raised in Wello and has been a part of Solino since its inception. Abinet believes that working at Solino is a great way to learn new things and expand her own potential. She particularly enjoys working with her team members.

Abinet likes to take care of the organization of certain activities, which is why she also takes care of regular team meetings.

Hana - Production employee (Solino Team)

Hana

Production Team

Hana was born in Semen Shewa and has been working at Solino since 2018. What she likes best is the working environment and her colleagues, whom she sees every day. Hana loves coffee, which is why she even takes the time in her free time to prepare coffee in the traditional Ethiopian way. She is also convinced that the high quality is responsible for Solino’s success. In her free time, she enjoys attending church.
Belesh - Mitarbeiterin Produktion​ (Solino Team)

Belesh

Production Team

Belesh was born in Semen Shewa and has been part of the Solino team since 2019. She loves her job and especially the working environment.

She says she is very grateful for the opportunity to work. She is responsible for packaging at Solino.

Daniel - Production Manager (Solino Team)

Daniel

Head of production

Daniel (46) has a Bachelor Degree from a university in Addis Ababa. He has worked at the Solino roastery since 2013. “I am proud that we have implemented a new and very precise production schedule for our excellent coffee which is sent to Europe”, says Daniel. “A good time schedule and a planning of all production steps is most important to make a perfect product such as Solino coffee,” he continues. In his free time Daniel enjoys watching football.
Lidya - Employee warehouse (Solino Team)Employee warehouse

Lidya

Production Team

Lidya was born in Addis Ababa. She has been part of the solino team since 2019. What she likes most about Solino is being able to work with her friends. She started out in production, but is now responsible for everything to do with storage. She takes care of checking incoming materials, maintaining documents and ensuring that everything is correct when it comes to debits. Lidya’s hobbies are watching movies and spending time with her friends.
Azeb - Mitarbeiterin Produktion (Solino Team)

Azeb

Production Team

Azeb is from Addis Ababa and has worked at the Solino roastery since 2015. “Solino has created a nice job opportunity for me and I have learned new skills,” she says. “The revenue is very important for our roastery and for Ethiopia. Coffee growing countries should also be able to roast coffee. Only in this way more people can benefit”.  Azeb hopes that Solino continues to develop well in the years to come. In her free time she likes to listen to music.
Tsion - Production employee (Solino Team)

Tsion

Production Team

Tsion (34) was born in Arsi and has been working at the Solino roastery since 2011. Through her work at Solino, she has learned how much more demanding the quality standards and production methods are for Europe. “I realized that Europeans are very precise when it comes to packaging. I really liked that because it allowed us to greatly improve our quality,” she says.

Tsion adds: “I really enjoy being surrounded by such a nice smell all day through my work.” In her free time, Tsion enjoys spending time with friends or traveling.

Seid - Mitarbeiter Produktion (Solino Team)

Seid

Production Team

Seid is originally from the city Wolo. He has already worked at the Solino roastery in Addis Ababa since 2008. He always gets excited when a new Solino order arrives. He likes to get busy during the roasting process and he hopes to get a much higher production volume in the future. “I would like to add other coffee products if I could,” He says: “There are many varieties of coffee in our country”. Seid gets frustrated whenever mistakes happen at the production and does everything to avoid them. In his free time he spends time with his family.
Elias - Mitarbeiter Produktion (Solino Team)

Elias

Production Team

Elias has been working at the Solino roastery since 2008. He is very proud of his job and is convinced that Solino is a unique product. “Solino is the first roasted coffee to be exported in significant quantities to many other countries. This makes Solino something very special here in Ethiopia.

We are happy to be able to export such a high-quality product,” he says. “We would be delighted to increase our exports further so that the whole world can taste Ethiopian coffee,” he continues. In his free time, Elias enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family.

Wude - Production employee (Solino Team)

Wude

Production Team

Wude was born in Arsi and has worked at the Solino roastery in Addis Ababa since 2011. During the Solino project she learned that the quality standards and production methods for Europe are more demanding. “I realized that the Europeans are very precise about the packaging and I really liked this because we improved our quality a lot,” she says. Wude adds: “I like to manufacture coffee and enjoy the nice smell during my work”.

In her free time, Wude enjoys cooking Ethiopian food or relaxing. She is also the mother of 2 children.

Yeshi - Mitarbeiterin Produktion (Solino Team)

Abeba

Production Team

Abeba has been working at the Solino roastery in Addis Ababa since 2010. She tells us how important every single step in the production process is in order to achieve a perfect end product. The labeling, the sealing and the packaging: All steps have to be perfect. “I am very happy about every new order and get frustrated when we receive complaints or claims from our customers,” she says.

In her opinion, the high quality standards are the key to Solino’s success. In her free time, she likes to surround herself with other people. Her relationship with her relatives is particularly close to her heart, but she also supports poor people as much as she can. She also regularly attends church and reads a lot of magazines.

Yeshi - Mitarbeiterin Produktion (Solino Team)

Yeshi

Production Team

Yeshi was born in Addis Ababa Welo sefer area. She has worked in the solino roastary since the start in 2008. She loves swimming and dancing in her free time.

Haile - Mitarbeiter (Solino Team)

Haile

Warehouse staff and photography

My name is Haile, I am 24 years old and I was born in Debre Berhan. I am working at the roastery since 2021 where I have learned at lot. First, I was in quality control, then I helped in the roasting process. Now, I am a warehouse manager.

My dream is to become a photographer. That is why I am studying photography after work and I take the photos for Solino’s social media channels.

Feven Marketing (Solino Team)

Feven

Co-Founder

My name is Feven and I come from Addis Ababa. I was one of the initiators of the Solino project. I have been living in Hamburg for a few years. Here I take care of the coffee tastings and new customers. I am always happy whenever new customers try Solino and they notice how good our Ethiopian coffee tastes.

Paula - Solino Team Foto

Paula

Purchase and marketing

I am Paula. At Solino, I am responsible for the supply chain management, marketing and our online shop. I am the link between the German and Ethiopian team and therefore in constant contact with the Ethiopian team members. My goal is to let more people know about our Solino project. That also means the constant optimization of our production processes.

Niklas Solino Team

Niklas

Sales management

Hey, I’m Niklas. At Solino, I’m responsible for ensuring that our coffee is available in supermarkets, cafés, offices and at your home so that you can enjoy it at any time. Whether it’s customer care or customer acquisition, I’m responsible for all sales-related tasks at Solino.

You are interested in our products or in a cooperation? Then I am pleased about your message. Thank you very much!

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