by Mahabub Awel
Mullege’s inception began in 1955 by Awal Ishaq who had a great vision but with little means to fulfill it. Awal began as a small coffee supplier to exporters and educated his son Mustafa who used to unilaterally negotiate prices with farmers to sell to exporters by using donkeys as transportation in the early 1970s. Mustafa’s sagacious business approach allowed the business to blossom, and by 1996, Mullege went from a small supplier to an exporter with fully loaded coffee containers.
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