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 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 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”.
Ziyad (23) was born in the small town Worabe. Coffee roasting is his first job and he received a good training. He likes the new logo of Solino which is based on the Ethiopian “Sefer” (the Sefer is used for selecting coffee and sorting out the best beans). Ziyad always searches for the best possible green coffee before roasting it. And he loves to drink coffee himself. He is also proud of the progress that was made with Solino: “We improved our roasting and packaging process over the last years. Now our coffee is really perfect”.
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.
Teje was born and grew up in Gondor. She is 22 years old and has worked at the Solino roastery in Addis Ababa since 2016. She has an education in computer science. Teje believes the project is very good for new job creations in Ethiopia. “Especially when you are educated, it is very hard to find a qualified job”, Teje says. She likes her job and the coffee production in general. Teje believes that a perfect quality is most important for the success of Solino. In her free time she enjoys going to church and reads magazines.
Head of Packaging
Wude (34) 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 spends time with friends and likes to travel.
Adiya is from Banecho and has worked at the Solino Roastery since 2016. She finished her 6th Grade at school and moved to Addis Ababa. She is happy that due to Solino new jobs were created and she likes how the quality of the packaging and roasting has improved since the beginning of the project. She is also happy about the things she has learned in the last years. “In my free time I take care of my kid and I like to celebrate the Ethiopian coffee ceremony,” Adiya says.
Eyerus lived in North Shoa until recently. She joined the Solino roastery in 2015 when she moved to Addis Ababa. “Since I work with Solino I have learned many new skills which will be very useful for me,” she says. She learned about the whole process of the coffee production: from cleaning the green beans, roasting, labelling and packing. “Solino is a really good coffee and it is nice to be involved in this project,” she continues. In her free time Eyerus likes to cook Ethiopian food and watches movies.
Quality Assurance Manager
Hygiene & Sanitation Supervisor
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 the new customers. I am also in direct contact with the Ethiopian roasters. I am always happy when new customers try Solino and they notice how good our Ethiopian coffee tastes.
At the moment I am trying to find new office clients and cafes. I will be glad to receive an e-mail. There is a discount for the major customers in any case.
I am Paula. At Solino, I’m responsible for supply chain management, operations, and deputy quality assurance. I am the interface between Ethiopia and you and make sure that our coffee arrives safely in Germany and then at your home.
Furthermore, I am in charge of our online store. My goal is that we can offer you an even better shopping experience through constant improvements.
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 and new customer acquisition or optimizing the production process, I’m responsible for all sales-related tasks at Solino.
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