Vantera Coffee Bean Company, (VCBC or Vantera), a majority African American owned company, was started in early 2020 by executives of Vantera Holding Corp and Haileslassie Ambaye Industries, who are a group of highly skilled and experienced men and women. VCBC, (a member of Vantera Commodities Group, LLC family of companies), was established for the purpose of the development, production, private label sales and distribution of high-quality coffee beans. Haileslassie Ambaye, who was the founding chairman of Vantera, brought over 25 years of invaluable coffee business experience and expertise to the Vantera startup during his tenure. After additional shares of VCBC were recently acquired by Vantera Holding Corp, Don Polk, who was vice chairman of VCBC, became the executive chairman of Vantera. The company is also owned by Wonberta, a leading Ethiopian coffee producer and Amelework Tesfay Import and Export, a leading Ethiopian logistics company.
The original coffee company, Hydassey Coffee, was founded by Ethiopian American family members, who sold Ethiopian specialty coffee primarily to the distributors in the USA. Vantera Coffee Bean Company aims to be a primary “go-to” company for the best coffee Ethiopia has to offer, as well as other high-quality coffees grown in Africa or other regions around the world. We source our green coffee beans directly from thousands of farmers through our in-country based partners and sourcing companies. We are directly involved in every step of the way until the final green or roasted beans are delivered to our customers. We ensure and deliver consistent quality by maintaining strict quality control on the ground via vertical integration.