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 - Roaster (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”.

Ziyad

Coffee Roaster

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”.

Gezali - Roaster (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.

Dereje

Printer

Dereje was born in a village called Semen Showa and he has worked for many years in Addis Ababa. He is responsible for printing Solino packaging labels, small brochures and leaflets. Although his printing machine is not the most modern, he tries to produce a clean and clear print for all materials. He is happy that he receives more orders with the Solino project and that also his colleagues benefit from this. He is married and has a small son.

Teje - Warehouse Keeper (Solino Team)

Teje

Warehouse Keeper

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.

Daniel

Production Supervisor

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.

Elias - Head of Packaging (Solino Team)

Elias

Head of Packaging

Elias has already worked at the Solino roastery since 2006. He likes his job very much and believes that Solino is a unique product. “Solino is the first roasted coffee that is exported in significant amounts to many countries. Our coffee is very special here in Ethiopia and it is good that we can export not only green coffee but also a finished product of excellent quality,” he says. “We would be happy to grow our export and make the whole world taste Ethiopian coffee,” he continues.  In his free time Elias enjoys to watch movies.

Yeshi - Production Team (Solino Team)

Yeshi

Production Team

Yeshi has worked at the Solino roastery in Addis Ababa since 2010. She has learned that every little detail in the production process of a finished product matters. Labelling the coffee bags, sealing and packing them in the outer boxes: all steps must be perfect. “I am always happy when we get new orders for Solino! And I am most frustrated whenever we get complaints from our customers,” she says.  In her free time she takes care of her sick mother and of her adopted child.

Azeb - Production Team (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.

Wude

Production Team

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.

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.

Adiya

Production Team

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

Production Team

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.

Habte - Quality Assurance Manager (Solino Team)

Habte

Quality Assurance Manager

Habte is from Addis Ababa and has worked for the Solino roastery since 2018. He is an engineer of food technology and graduated from Bahir Dar University in 2014. His job is to ensure that each bag of Solino is perfectly made. Habte ensures also that all hygienic rules are observed at all times. Habte enjoys cooperating with all other employees: “I like to see Solino become a world class coffee brand one day, creating many jobs in my country.”

Kalkidan

Hygiene & Sanitation Supervisor

Kalkidan was born in 1994 and joined the Solino Team in July 2018. She graduated from the Medeo Medical College of Addis Ababa where she studied public health. She makes sure that all employees follow the hygiene rules and that cleaning processes are respected at all times. “I am very happy to be part of this team and I am proud to send our great Ethiopian coffee, roasted by us, to the whole world,” she says. Kalkidan speaks very good English and likes to practice the language with her friends.

Blen - Logistics Coordinator (Solino Team)

Blen

Logistics Coordinator

My Name is Blen Hailu, I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Commerce with Bachelor of Marketing Management in July, 2017. I joined the team in December 2019 as a logistics coordinator.

My responsibility includes insuring that the whole logistics process goes smoothly from booking until it reaches the destination. I am very happy I joined this team & I hope I will learn a lot from it.

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.

Katharina - Administration and Sales(Solino Team)

Katharina

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.

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.