The story of Black Lion Coffee dates back to 1891 when the founder, Mr. Bizenu Cheru, started trading in raw coffee beans from the southern parts of Ethiopia. In the 1940’s, his son, Mr. Tadele Bizenu, expanded the business by establishing several coffee plantations and washing plants which were supplying coffee beans [to major markets in the country] for local consumption and to agents for export to mainly European destinations. The third generation successor, Mr. Buzuayehu T. Bizenu, having gained experience through working with his father in the management of the washing plants and trading of raw coffee beans, used his inherited entrepreneurial skills to start trading in coffee and other numerous commodities.
Black Lion Coffee beans are drum roasted daily in small batches and delivered promptly to our customers, to ensure they enjoy maximum quality from our brand.
One way valves are used when packing, which allows coffee to be packed immediately after roasting to maximize protection from moisture and air, thereby conserving freshness, flavor and aroma.
Black Lion Coffee has the finest and freshest Arabica coffee (100%) beans both for the local and international markets.