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ROMINA COFFEE

Romina Coffee
Coffee in Ethiopia

Since its first discovery, coffee in Ethiopia has transcended its’ beverage status.  It has become an almost inseparable part of daily Ethiopian life. Ethiopia grows what accounts to just 3 percent of the global coffee market, this provides over 15 million jobs locally. When we started our business in 2015, we set out with a vision to innovate in an industry that we felt represented more than just an export commodity. We see coffee as one of life’s little luxuries;  the catalyst to meaningful social interactions, and inspiration for millions of people across the globe.

Since Romina Coffee’s inception, we have been diligently working to not only keep Ethiopia’s earned name in the coffee world, but to transcend it.

Modern
Romina strives to stay as an ideal, well-organized and high-quality coffee exporter providing the full range of Arabica coffee that Ethiopia produces.
Exporting
Throughout the years, Romina PLC has grown to be associated with great quality Ethiopian Coffee.
The beans that make great cups of coffee.

We  have 13 wet mill stations in the biggest coffee producing regions around the country, located in optimum altitudes that allow  for coffee beans to flourish. Each  location  specialises in a type of coffee that produces its own flavour profile. We work with over 16,900 farmers that grow beans with varying degrees of flavor and profile  across the 13 wet mill stations. Our sites are fully equipped with coffee processing and washing machinery and other innovative infrastructure to ensure our coffee processing is productive, efficient and of the highest quality.

13 Mill Stations
Our stations are located in some of the biggest coffee producing regions of the Ethiopia, are favourable in altitude, these sites are all equipped with coffee processing and washing machineries.
16,948 farmers
We work with 16,948 farmers that supply us with coffee beans that vary in taste and profile across stations.
2000 smallholder coffee farmers
Romina has partnered with more than 2000 smallholder coffee farmers to help them produce specialty coffee in Oromia regional state at Anfilo and Nansabo. With the coffee produced in Nansabo area graded equivalently as the Sidama coffee.
4 Certified Stations
Out of the 13 wet mill stations, four produce a specialty coffee which earned various certifications (Organic, Rainforest, Fair Trade and UTZ certificates).
Guaranteed
COFFEE QUALITY

Once  the coffee is purchased,  processed and delivered to our stores, we make sure to cup test each batch to determine ideal customers for every flavour profile in our liquoring unit. We follow rigorous standards and procedures that allow us the security to say that each  batch  we provide is actually the best  for our specific  markets. We apply global standard quality assurance in our plants along with hand picking to ensure the imperfect beans are removed.

Traceability
TRACEABILITY IS WHAT SEPARATES US

Traceability is what separates us. We know everything about our coffee’s journey from farm to cup.  We have systems in place that allow us to track where our coffee goes and the travel conditions. We can access tracking data anytime and record  every essential detail until delivery.

Smallholder coffee farmers
Wet Mill Stations

Romina specialises in different types  of coffee each showcasing a unique flavour profile. With 13 wet mill stations in some  of the biggest coffee producing regions  of the country, favourable  in altitude, the sites are equipped with coffee processing and washing machineries, and other necessary infrastructures including standard stores, accommodation and office buildings.

Furthermore, Romina has partnered  with more than 2000 smallholder coffee farmers to help them produce specialty coffee in Oromia regional state at Anfilo and Nansabo. With the coffee produced in Nansabo  area graded equivalently as the Sidama coffee. Out of the 13 wet mill stations, four produce a specialty  coffee which earned  various certifications ( Organic, Rainforest, Fair Trade and UTZ certificates).

We aim to increase the production capacity of each wet mill stations we work with. We work with farmers in Sidama (Chiri, Bensa, Bona Zuriya, Aroresa and Wensho Wereda), to ensure every coffee bean we produce is of the best quality. Each site (see table below) is financed at different capacities to further control the quality of the beans. These investment guarantee that farmers focus on the quality of the output.

List of Mill stations

Corporate Social Responsibility

We  also  see  coffee  as the biggest opportunity to make  positive  impact  across  the farming community. Ethiopia produces only 3 percent from  the world’s coffee market. This is partly because, while the Ethiopian lands are favourable  for coffee cultivation, we still have a long way to go  in terms of production volume. This is something that can be remedied with the proper  training and accreditation that can enhance  the average  Ethiopian coffee farmer’s capacity.

Part of what hampers development in the Ethiopian Coffee market is the lack of proper knowledge transfer. It’s what keeps  our country from increasing production capacity and quality. Training is also something Romina believes in and something that has to be accessible to the small holder farmers. This is why when we partner with farmers, we ensure  that each  farmer goes through  several  trainings. In addition  to training, we provide farmers  disease  resistant variety  coffee  seedlings  and  shade  trees  free  of charge to allow them to have constant business across the agricultural year. Similarly, we  buy the beans  with higher pricing schemes that safeguard  the farmers earnings. This is in addition to a percentage once  sales have been completed.

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Contact: Kumlachew Mulugeta

kumlachew@rominaplc.com
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