About Us

Kahawa Company started as a labour of love, bringing something genuinely missing to Hamilton, Ontario and Canada. It was the affordability of specialty coffee from East Africa. With our roots in sourcing and transporting coffee from East Africa to across the world since the early 1980s, we have grown valuable relationships with producers, coops and individual farmers to understand their need for a sustainable, well-funded ecosystem.

Our team is in each country we source from, working with our partners to understand their needs and build quality coffee together. Each time we commit to buying a coffee from a farm or coop, we intend to create a long-lasting relationship that will improve the livelihoods and surrounding areas around the farms. We hope to create a community based on trust and support that sustainably builds quality.

As your specialty coffee roaster in Hamilton, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality specialty coffee at an affordable rate that can ethically sustain our partner farms. We trade directly, cutting out intermediaries; this ensures complete control of the chain and ensures farmers get competitive compensation for their crops. We listen to farmers; it’s not always about the international grading that makes a coffee, but also the work that goes from planting the trees to preparing them to export for us to enjoy.

Our Specialty Coffee

Our specialty coffee is selected with the utmost care for quality because we know how important it is for our customers to deliver that great-tasting cup of coffee. Our team tests hundreds of green bean samples a year to create a coffee tasting menu that will be enjoyed daily by you, our lovely Kahawa consumers.

Our coffees are certified by different organizations such as Rain Forest Alliance, USDA Organic, EU Organic and FairTrade. These beautiful initiatives focus on sustainability, biodiversity education, and farmers’ rights which are very important. We believe we are responsible for securing the best scenario for our end-to-end cycle and need to be mindful of our planet.

We work with cafes, restaurants, and office spaces to identify the flavour profiles most suitable to the end consumer. We like to build a partnership with the specialty everyone we work with to deliver them the highest quality cup available.

With so many coffee choices around, it’s hard to decide what to buy. With Kahawa, we’ve created an affordable specialty coffee brand that’s straight to the point—no more thinking about price, sustainability, complex flavour notes. We’ve laid it all out for you so you can enjoy every sip without worry.