The private coffee business of Hailu Gebre Hiwot, established in 1966, was later on incorporated as a family business under the name of HAICOF LIMITED PLC. The Company is now well known in Europe and the USA as a dependable and high quality washed and unwashed coffee exporter. The Company’s policy dictates to trade conservatively in the infamous volatile coffee market.

The management has long experience in coffee processing and trading. Mr. Hailu Gebre Hiwot, dubbed by his associates as “Aba Bunna” (the father of coffee) in reference to his role in first identifying Yirgacheffe beans as a superior and distinctive quality coffee back in 1960, has inadvertently enabled Ethiopia to earn premium price for this quality ever since.