Caffeol Coffee was founded by Faiza Alewi Ahmed, an avid coffee enthusiast who grew up in Ethiopia, the country where coffee was first discovered. Faiza’s passion for coffee is reflected in her habitual saying, “The ignition of my day is the aroma and taste of freshly brewed Ethiopian coffee. The taste is heavenly and my best of days always start with that first cup.” Inspired by her love of coffee, she decided to make it her life’s work, and enrolled in the world-renowned Specialty Coffee Association. After receiving her certification from the Specialty Coffee Association, she traveled around the world to learn all the different methods of brewing and serving coffee.
She traveled to Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Africa, and the Middle East, learning each country’s distinctive method of roasting and brewing coffee and what it means to serve coffee in each culture. Having become an expert in the coffee industry, in 2014 Faiza founded her parent company Ficom Business, through which she exports premium specialty Ethiopian coffee to the international market, offering both green and roasted coffee with an option to private label.
In October 2017, she founded her own premium brand of specialty coffee, Caffeol Coffee, using all the best practices she learned about roasting and blending coffee for maximum smoothness and flavor.
Now, Faiza wants to bring the taste of her premium coffee to the retail market. In April 2020, she will launch Caffeol Café, a modern cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, equipped with advanced coffee machines and trained baristas to satisfy the craving of discerning coffee lovers.
With our first Caffeol Café location, we intend to introduce not just our special coffee blend, but also different methods of brewing and making coffee to the market, both locally and internationally. Our ultimate goal is to elevate the quality of coffee supply from Ethiopia while also supporting our local coffee growers, in particular women farmers. Being a women-owned business, we take special pride in supporting women farmers, empowering them not only to contribute to the rich coffee tradition and culture of Ethiopia, but also to become financially independent, using coffee growing to give them the financial freedom to support themselves and their families.
We invite you to experience Caffeol Café for yourself!