Buying the best beans: Coffee exporters in Ethiopia are only
permitted to buy coffee from the auction centers of either Addis Ababa or
Dire Dawa. These auctions run 5 days weekly. Bahalwan and the
best of his suppliers always go to the farm to make sure who has the
superior crop. Also prior to the bidding exporters are able to inspect a
500-gram sample of each truck lot of coffee on offer and the Coffee and Tea
Authority report as regards its cup characteristics. Bahalwan and his
best suppliers buy only superior coffees on auction!
Once coffee is purchased at auction it is brought to the processing factory.
Coffee is weighed, paid for, and cup tested in Ethiopia, and Nabeel Bahalwan
the coffee in the United States through the best lab firm and then we can
accurately determine an ideal vender for our superior coffees. We provide
our customers with pre-shipment samples including the
cupping reports. Note that we store all our washed coffee in
parchment in order to preserve its freshness.
The rigorous high quality standards maintained in the processing factory of
our supplier: It is a labor intensive operation. Pre-cleaning equipment
(gravity feed, stone-eliminator, catador) to hand picking on belts. Bahalwan
supervises constantly and monitors the standard of coffee coming off the
belts. Sample coffee lots are drawn every hour and regularly liquored to
ensure that the entire batch of coffee is of the same high quality standard
expected by our customers. Once an entire batch of coffee has been cleaned
we draw a representative sample and compare it to our customer's
requirements to ensure that we meet our customer's satisfaction.
Ethiopian Arabica Coffee ready for export to you …Before coffee
leaves Addis or Dire Dawa for Djibouti, the United States or Europe, it is
checked by Coffee and Tea Authority inspectors who are tasked with ensuring
that Ethiopian exporters actually export the type of coffee described on
their export clearing certificate! Bahalwan and his representative oversee
and ensure the coffee is not damaged en route to the shipping port of
Djibouti. We then load them onto a shipping line to the United States or