25% of the worlds botanical foods are available from Africa, yet only 1% are utilised in formats such as powder, bars, teas, chocolate, natural oils and coffee....
Its was with this notion the founders of ATIKEM were inspired to take a trip to their motherland Ethiopia.
Leading hectic lifestyles whilst being health conscious has always been a focus, accompanied by a true belief in finding a way to connect the produce of Ethiopia to customers around the world began.
This journey however started in the 1950’s when the founders grandfather became the first director of Ethiopian Airlines in its incarnation (now Africa’s largest commercial airline) and alongside their grandmother, owned a coffee plantation in Gera, Kefa provenience in the 60’s. They also started the Karamara Cafe in Addis Ababa.
However just as business started to take off, war came and they had to leave everything behind to start a new life.
Our long-term goal is to create a supply chain from seed to mouth and have a positive impact on the local economy.
Knowing that every sale aids farmers to be more sustainable, empowers them to invest in their communities greatest needs and take measures to protect local natural resources were key ingredients in our decision.
ATIKEM is a fusion of the vibrant beat running throughout Ethiopia and connecting it’s produce to the world in the most sustainable and ethical means possible.
This is just the start of our journey but bringing awareness of Ethiopia’s riches, having a deep and meaningful impact on the local economy, whilst promoting a healthy, balanced and focused lifestyle can hopefully be an inspiration for a generation.
Whatever your ambition....
We want to fuel it and help source the greatness in you.