Today we interview Mr. Ahmed Al-Mheiri, Partner, Kopi Ketjil – a rising star in the coffee world.
I Became interested into coffee business after one sip of coffee i tried at famous cafe brand and i was not able to drink it as it was very bitter black coffee
The incident happened in Singapore in 2017
I took some courses in coffee and traveled to Indonesia where i met a lady having some great passion for coffee and i asked for a franchise of the brand so called Kopi Ketjil ( Meaning Small coffee in Indonesian)
From Indonesia and the local market surroundings in the coffee scene.
Naturally, Coffee is small and our Brand Name / logo resembles a hand saying it is small coffee or bean but has a great value.
The Logo means a Hand saying it is a small beans.
It is exclusive specialty Indonesian focused brand.
Passion for Coffee and competitive advantage in business.
On average, 3 to 4 years.
Shortage of roasted coffee at start. I used to fly back and forth between UAE and Indonesia for sourcing out coffee.
Since then, we built our own roasting facilities in Abu Dhabi to cover any shortages of coffee.
Finding the right people who share the same passion was difficult but not impossible.
I’m happy to say that:
Kopi ketjil in Abu Dhabi and UAE serves, on a daily basis, over 200 clients in three branches.
Kopi Ketjil staffs are not leaving to other companies because they like their jobs.
Our coffee farmers are increasing in number while making good amount of money.
By talking to Kopi Ketjil staff and checking how happy they are.
Meeting our coffee farmers.
I see improvement every da.
Come with passion and study the idea well and move forward and take risks.
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