has its own history of foundation and process. In the lifetime of a
Company, it is obvious that there may be years of tremendous success
and recoverable failures. Like each and every other private Coffee
Exporters in Ethiopia, AWDA has got its own history of foundation
and progress, of which we are confident to say that AWDA's business
history is simply a history of success.
Ltd. Co. was established in 1997 G.C with the objective of
procurement, processing and export of best Ethiopian Arabica coffees
to the entire world. It is the continuation of the shareholders'
effort, in the coffee sector where he has been investing and
expanding the realm of the company.
Tessema started the business some three decades ago as a supplier of
coffee for local consumption. Consecutively, he managed to
establish washed coffee pulping and sun-dried coffee hulling
facilities in 'Yirgacheffe', thus supplying his product to the
auction center of Addis Ababa. Intensifying his activity Mr. Alem
constructed the modern cleaning plant in Addis Ababa and started
exporting coffee to overseas countries.
overall business activities of the Company fall under the auspices
of the General Manager Mr. Alem Tessema, who is also the owner of
the Company. Apart from the General Manager the Company is well
armed with experienced and qualified personal of various profession.
It is well organized into functionally specialized departments.
There are five functional departments pertaining to:
Administration and Finance,
Export and Documentation,
Quality Control and Liquoring,
Production & technique.
In total, the
Company creates employment opportunity for 44 permanent and 700
temporary employees with a possible rise due to the rapid growth of
the sector in the future.
capital of the Company is around Br. 40 Million. So the financial
position of the Company is more than satisfactory and has not faced
any cash shortage for both coffee processing and exporting
businesses. The Company also has smooth relations with major
financial institutions on short and long term financing. In sum,
throughout its operation, AWDA works in a healthy financial position
with a timely repayment of debts and gradual expansion.