Company Profile.

A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it.

As the largest producer and exporter of coffee in Ethiopia, Kerchanshe Trading has a proud history of providing quality coffees to the local and international markets. Founded on the principles of bringing fairness and transparency to the coffee value chain while satisfying customer demand, Kerchanshe is also a company with heart and vision.

Kerchanshe specializes in coffees sourced from Yirgacheffe, Lekempti, Gimbi, Djimma, and Sidamo, names that epitomise fine Arabica coffee. Since its inception 15 years ago, Kerchanshe has established a track record of fair trading and excellent customer service, and now employs over 1900 permanent staff and 25,000 seasonal staff. Directly and indirectly, it impacts the livelihoods of over 1 million coffee growers throughout the southern and south-western coffee-cultivating regions of Ethiopia.

The passion for fine coffee is coupled with consistent reinvestment not only in improved infrastructure, technology and processes, but Kerchanshe also invests 10% of its annual profits into social responsibility programs such as building schools and providing clean water to the communities it serves.

The diversified types of Arabica cultivation in the country and its highly suitable environment with high altitudes, good rainfall, and rich volcanic soils yields to the uniquely Ethiopian flavours and aromas that are present in its elegant range of gourmet, specialty and organic coffee. Coffees are rich in acidity, body, aromatic, and sweet flavoured, with a spicy, flora, or mocha taste.


Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee.


The general rule of thumb: High Altitude = High Quality.


Ethiopia has more than a thousand of diversified coffee types.


The processing methods that we use are very much unique in nature.

Plant care

We care the plants and harvested manually by hand.

Tradition & Culture

Coffee is in our blood. We have been coming together over coffee for centuries.


To be the leader in innovation and quality among coffee producers and exporters while caring for the environment.

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We are committed to providing the finest high-quality coffee beans to our customers worldwide while forging mutually beneficial relationships with the community and the environment that we live in.

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At Kerchanshe we are highly conscious of the fact that the quality of our beans is what sets us apart.

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