RAW Coffee Company Brings You A Piece Of New Zealand’s Māori Culture


Internationally Renowned Pounamu Workshops Hosted By Te Kaha

Local favourite, RAW Coffee Company is super excited to be hosting a workshop conducted by world-famous master Pounamu practitioner, educator, and spokesperson – Te Kaha.  Calling all jewellery enthusiasts, the Maori Pounamu Greenstone workshops will run on 8th and 9th October between 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at their Al Quoz roastery and café.

One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most celebrated master carvers, Te Kaha hopes to teach and instil an in-depth understanding of the cultural significance of Pounamu through his creative classes. Participants will go home having learned Haka and their own uniquely crafted Pounamu necklace. Each workshop is priced at AED 1,100 with limited seats available.

About RAW:

RAW started off as bootleggers, bringing coffee beans to Dubai in suitcases from their favourite roasteries around the world.

Established in July 2007, Founder, Owner & Managing Director, Kim Thompson, and Owner and CEO, Matt Toogood decided it was time to fill the gap for freshly roasted specialty coffee. The coffee beans used at RAW are all organically certified, roasted in small batches, and available to sample from their warehouse roastery, either as single origins or blends.

Post launch, the RAW team quickly expanded to providing support and training to baristas and finding equipment manufacturers. Today, RAW Coffee Company is recognized internationally in the specialty coffee community as the market leader of the UAE specialty coffee segment. Additionally, RAW prides itself in sourcing coffee beans ethically, whilst ensuring the supplying farmers are treated fairly and can make a sustainable living.

RAW offers a complete value proposition for all thing’s coffee related:

  1. Supply of fresh quality roasted beans
  2. Barista training
  3. Imported Italian espresso equipment, including servicing and maintenance
  4. Consultation on design, menu concepts and optimized workflow for their hospitality partners

The definition of RAW is in its natural condition, fresh, powerful, impressive and perfect. RAW Coffee Company is a chemical reaction to the stale mundane. An antidote to normality. RAW Coffee Company is not so much a company; it’s more of a quest.

RAW Pillars:

Local – Locally Roasted

Direct – Directly from the Farms

Ethical – Ethically Traded

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