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About the Association

The Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association, established in March 1969, is the first association in the agro-industrial field to promote the Ethiopian coffee in the global market.

The Association, as a trade association, brings together willing coffee exporting members to accomplish what cannot be done single handedly. Like any trade association, it is assumed to engage in lobbying and guiding government regulation of the coffee industry; developing standards and best practices in export trading; providing education and professional development for those employed in the industry; promoting the coffee product to the public; and acting as a watchdog for the negative impression of the coffee industry.

ECEA embraces over 160 members representing over 80% of the Ethiopia's coffee exporters with over 96% market share of the Ethiopian coffee export. As a trade association which has been in the business for over four decades, it is the authentic coffee industry leader vested with the prime responsibility of promoting the Ethiopian coffee export.

Its major objectives include, among others,

  • coordinating coffee exporters with the objective to secure the utmost benefit by increasing both the quality and quantity of coffee export;
  • expanding the coffee export sector in collaboration with pertinent public stakeholders;
  • assisting  the promotion of Ethiopian coffee and its industry in the international market;
  • providing the necessary services so as to support and encourage the coffee market and export activities;
  • creating  awareness on issues that are raised between members and stakeholders; and among ECEA members;
  • resolving issues and problems that emerge among members of the association;
  • disseminating coffee industry information to members;
  • providing training and hold seminars on coffee transactions, quality and agronomy; and
  • participating in coffee standardization, handling, marketing and storage activities as well as improving the transport of coffee.

Events Events

                       Coffee Events
SCAE's World of Coffee  Expo Jun 13 – 15, 2017 
SCAE(Speciality Coffee Association of Europe)
Budapest, Hungary 
17th China (Guangzhou) International Coffee Industry Expo Jun 16 -18, 2017 
China Import and Export Fair(Canton Fair Complex), Guangzhou, China
SCAJ Conference and Exhibition Sep. 20 - 22, 2017
SCAJ (Speciality Coffee Association of Japan)
Tokyo Big Sight West hall 4 ,Tokyo Japan
Seoul International Cafe Show  Nov 09 - 12,  2017
COEX, Seoul, South Korea
16th AFCA Conference and Exhibition  Feb 14 – 16,  2018
AFCA (African Fine Coffees Association)
Kampala, Uganda 
Gulfood Exhibition Feb 18 – 22,  2018 
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
30th SCAA Exposition Annual Expo,  April 19 - 22, 2018
SCAA (Speciality Coffee Association of America)
WA at the Washington State Convention Center

News Updates News Updates

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between ECEA & Guangzhou Coffee Association

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed June 20, 2011between the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters’ Association (ECEA) and Guangzhou Coffee Association at a ceremony held at the conference hall of ECEA.

A Consultative Meeting held betweenECEA & Guangzhou Coffee Association

The purpose of the consultative meeting is to establish business relationship between the two associations aimed at further expanding the Ethiopian coffee market in the People’s Republic of China.