About Us

Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA) is one of the prominent business Associations in the country. The Association was first established in 1969 aimed at encouraging the production of quality coffee; promoting coffee export globally; and collectively resolve problems members encounter in their business operations.
ECEA provides the following major services that include, among others :-
  • Coordinate coffee exporters aimed at securing the utmost benefit by increasing both the quality and quantity of coffee export;
  • Keep members informed with daily international coffee markets price;
  • Undertake promotional activities to increase both the volume and average unit price of coffee export;
  • Provide trainings and hold seminars on coffee marketing;
  • Aware members on government policies and regulations adopted that are directly related with the sector; and
  • Play conciliatory role on conflicts that arise among members of the Association and between Association members and the government. As well as between our member/s and customers.
ECEA has 258 members as of June/2020 that account over 85% and 90% of the country’s coffee export share in value and volume respectively.
The Association is a member of Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ) and African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA).
The Association, in line with the duties and responsibilities it is entrusted with aims at boosting the volume of coffee export in the global market. Accordingly, ECEA has set the following VISION, MISSION and VALUES


ECEA’s vision is to be the best association in making Ethiopian coffee the best coffee in the world.



Support members of the Association to sustainably export high quality traceable coffee.



  • Hardworking
  • Team spirit
  • Fairness
  • Responsibility
  • Transparency
  • Coffee First