Samson Legesse


Name: Samson Legesse

Education: MA in Technology

Company name: Black Lion Organic Coffee

Title: Owner

Founded in: 2021

What it does: A coffee house inclusive of coffee roasting and showroom

HQ: Addis Ababa, Kazanchis

Number of employees: 5

Startup Capital: 20,000,000 birr

Current capital: Growing

Reasons for starting the business: I was a coffee broker in Norway

Biggest perk of ownership: Changing my idea to business

Biggest strength: Facing challenges

Biggest challenging: Bureaucracy

Plan: Expanding by franchising and building an international brand

First career: Used to work on digital systems

Most interested in meeting: PM Abiy Ahmed

Most admired person: Myself

Stress reducer: Long walks

Favorite past time: Creating business ideas

Favorite book: None

Favorite destination: Kazanchis

Favorite automobile: Mini Cooper