Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. We partnered with the Mullege company in 2017, gaining access to exclusive coffees from the Yirgacheffe region. Mullege is owned by the Awels, a prominent Ethiopian family with influence in multiple market segments. The Awel family is able to bypass the national coffee exchange system by owning their own farms, adding sustainability to their coffee enterprise. They provide housing, daycare, food and education to their workers. We have collaborated with Mahabub Awel on additional community projects, including improved clean water systems through the development of wells, or bore holes.