Our passion for coffee comes from a long history of excellence combined with an insatiable curiosity and constant striving for the exceptional in coffee
He was destined to become the third generation in his family involved in coffee. He started with printing and weighing bags from the age of 12. Yanni Georgalis formed Moplaco in 1972 in Dire Dawa, exporting predominately Harar Coffee around the world. Harar Coffee, is and will remain, Moplaco's Star Brand as we believe firmly that Harar Coffee is indisputably one of the best in the world. It is the Queen of Coffees!
Yannis Georgalis has left the most important legacy behind him: His love for coffee & his love for Ethiopia.
Having lived abroad most of her life, Heleanna fell into coffee in 2008 through the force majeure of destiny. She has been riding the third wave of coffee through rough seas but has finally dived into the clear blue waters. Moplaco expanded both down and up the chain of coffee and now controls processing, and with it, experimentation; farming and with it, hardship; exporting with all its drama; and finally roasting, and with it fun.
No company is represented by its four walls. The people behind it are its driving force, what makes it successful or not. Our staff, are OUR people, they are OUR company.
No story would be complete in Ethiopia, without a story about its coffee culture. It is unique, a true representation of its old roots and mysticism.