woman in blue tank top next to bike holding a green package of Barley Crunch, flowers behind
Outside Business Journal

Black-owned outdoor business spotlight: Teffley

This company keeps customers fueled on hikes, rides, and runs with its Ethiopian-inspired plant-based snacks

woman in blue tank top next to bike holding a green package of Barley Crunch, flowers behind

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Owner: Kokeb Kassa

Year founded: 2019

What we do

At Teffley, we make delicious Ethiopian plant-based snacks—crackers, barley kernels and bars—that contain all-natural ingredients like honey and cocoa, with no dairy or processed sugar. Teffley snacks are perfect to take on a bike ride, a hike, a weekend camping trip, or any adventure.

What makes us special in the outdoor industry?

Barley Crunch (barley kernels) and Teff Crunch (crackers) are the favorite snacks of our world-famous Ethiopian runners. When these runners train in the high altitude mountains of Ethiopia, they count on these snacks to boost energy, increase immunity, and provide nutrients. Food is integral to any culture and our mission at Teffley is to connect cultures through food. These are snacks that we grew up eating in Ethiopia and now we are sharing them with the world.

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