Coffee Cuppers at Fintrac Inc

Job Description

Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority in collaboration with Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity and Alliance for Coffee Excellence is bringing the renowned coffee competition and auction program Cup of Excellence for the first time to Ethiopia. Cup of Excellence (COE) is a competition developed to recognize the highest quality coffee in any given country. It has been discovering exceptional coffees, rewarding growers, and creating markets for these coffees since 1999. The competition will have a significant contribution in highlighting Ethiopian coffee and stimulating new market opportunities for smallholder producers in the country.


The Feed the Future Ethiopia-Value Chain Activity (FTFE-VCA) is a five-year activity (January 2017- December 2021) that aims to improve agricultural productivity and commercialization of smallholder farmers. The project benefits smallholder farmers in nutrition-sensitive productivity, inclusive of woman and youth; strengthened inclusive market systems and trade; and improved enabling environment in support of agricultural transformation. To support the implementation of the competition FTFE-VCA is recruiting the following key positions for the duration of the competition. Technical training will be provided for the selected candidates and immediate availability is required to all posts. Final selection is based on performance after technical training.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs coffee quality assessment and inspection as per the COE grading procedures.
  • Prepares reports and submit for assigned team.
  • Identify, evaluate and articulate the attributes of the coffee
  • Communicate coffee characteristics using accepted terminologies and detect any defects in the coffee

Job Requirements

Required skill

  • Education & work experience: At least three years of professional cupping experience and currently employed in a position that requires cupping at least 3 times a week
  • Contract Duration: (Four month, February – May 2020)
  • Educational Background: BA degree

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telephone communication will result automatic disqualification.

Application deadline is December 25, 2019

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