Origin Story

Co-create innovative products

Komari beverage plc was founded in March 2018, not long after two friends had a chat about the idea on a balcony in Addis Ababa. This casual conversation quickly turned into a full-blown discussion. The basic idea was that consumers deserved something different to drink, something made with the consumers themselves.

Since 2018

In the months following, the initial idea rapidly developed into a full-scale business plan. They started to reach out to friends and acquaintances to explore how it could be done. Since then, the company has gone from two friends to over 100 staff, from a kitchen-based ‘laboratory’ to a state-of-the-art factory, and from an idea to a beverage created with the inputs of thousands of consumers.

We are so thankful for all those who gave their time, and their taste buds, to create something truly unique and exciting—a drink made for and with the people who enjoy it. We are proud to introduce Ethiopia’s first locally made hard seltzer.

Our first flavors are just the beginning. We look forward to keep creating the most exciting beverage experiences for anyone who wants more.

Working at Komari