Indigenous-owned coffee brand Dhuwa now available at Woolworths


Roasted in partnership with Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters, Indigenous-owned label Dhuwa is now sold at select Woolworths stores.

Shawn Andrews, Co-Founder of Dhuwa says, “As a modern Indigenous-owned, managed, and controlled business, we believe a great cup of coffee connects us as we share stories, build bonds, and nourish relationships. We call it ‘reconciliation in a cup’.”

Meaning “to feel alive” in Bidjara language, Shawn says Dhuwa delivers premium “coffee with a conscience” to home baristas.

“The bigger picture behind Dhuwa is to create a successful coffee enterprise that is soon able to train and employ Indigenous people and in so doing, contribute to their communities,” says Shawn.

“It made sense to pair the oldest culture in the world with Australia’s oldest coffee roaster to bring customers a fantastic way to kick start their day.”

Peter Patisteas, Managing Director of Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters says he is thrilled that Griffiths Bros was selected to help bring Dhuwa’s product to life.

“Coffee is a luxury that people won’t compromise on. Dhuwa was founded over a shared passion of rich traditions, great coffee, and good cause. For those reasons we take this partnership very seriously,” Peter says.

“We know from our 140-year provenance that coffee is synonymous with conversation and community. The partnership with Dhuwa has been a way for us to join in and start opening up conversations with non-Indigenous Australians.”

Five per cent of every Dhuwa Coffee product sold at Woolworths will be donated to the brand’s charity partner Dreaming Futures with Peter saying feedback from retailers has been overwhelmingly positive.

Dreaming Futures supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, both in and out of home care, to connect with their country and culture.

“As the first Indigenous-owned coffee brand available at a major supermarket, it’s a good opportunity to provide broad access for people who not only enjoy a good cup of coffee, but who have an interest in a more equitable society for everyone,” Peter says.

Dhuwa Coffee beans are sourced from producers across the globe including Brazil, Colombia, India, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

With its packaging in line with Planet Ark’s Australasian Recycling Label, Dhuwa’s coffee bag is recyclable in Australia through the RedCycle program, which turns used packaging into new products.

Dhuwa’s coffee range has three different blends: First Light which is its light roasted blend, Kickstart which is its medium roast blend and Bigshot, its dark roast blend.

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