Aster Bunna is an Ethiopian coffee roaster and distributor founded by Mrs. Aster Mengesha in 1998. The company is organized under the sole proprietorship legal form and operates within the agro-processing industry. It operates in the coffee roasting, grinding, and/or coffee distribution sector of the industry. This particular sector supplies roasted and/or ground Ethiopian coffee for local consumption, mainly Addis Ababa. Approximately 6.5% of Aster Bunna’s total productions are exported overseas.


The major products of Aster Bunna are roasted coffee beans and ground coffee. These coffees are available in different forms (washed and unwashed coffee), grounded or whole bean coffee, and multiple forms of coffee blends.

Aster Bunna employs a total of 17 permanent employees, out of which 12 are female. Female employees account for over 70% of the company’s human resource.  Key positions in the company such as the general management and ownership, accounting, roasting and packaging positions are hold by female employees. Thus, of the 12 female employees, 5 hold the aforementioned key positions in the company.

The target market of Aster Bunna include cafes, restaurants, government and non-governmental offices, embassies and consulates, hospitals, financial institutions, ministries, and private businesses. In addition, Aster Bunna began exporting roasted Ethiopian Arabica coffee three years back. The company has since then increased its export capacity and market by more than 200%. Today, Aster Bunna exports to China, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Germany.

Added Value/Social Responsibility:

  • Aster Bunna has helped the surrounding community by creating permanent and temporary jobs for more than 30 residents.
  • Aster Bunna also helped in building houses and laying water lines to some of the residents of the community.
  • It is actively engaged in keeping the community clean and supporting the youth soccer team of the community, which is fully funded by Aster Bunna.


Dawit Degu
Tel: +251-930-03-50-47/ +251-930-03-50-49