Selected 2016

Kim Thompson

  • Current company Raw Coffee
  • Country United Arab Emirates

About Raw Coffee

UAE’s first roastery to offer 100% organic and fair-trade coffee, Raw is trailblazing the “Third Wave” specialty coffee movement in the Middle East. The company sources and roasts Grade 1 specialty beans from around the world to produce five premium blends and fifteen single origin coffee strains. Through an efficient logistics operation, the company delivers its coffee to commercial cafes and restaurants weekly to ensure freshness. As an end-to-end solution, Raw supports the sale of coffee beans through the provision of hands-on barista training, customer service, equipment and maintenance to ensure raw perfection in every cup.

About Kim

A New Zealand native, Kim Thompson, is the co-founder and Managing Director of Raw Coffee Company, a family owned and operated business. Established in Dubai in 2008, they source the best quality, organic and ethically traded green beans and roasting by origin in a custom warehouse in Al Quoz, RAW currently supply over 200 cafes, restaurants and businesses in the GCC. RAW also offers SCAE accredited coffee training courses at their facility, for both experienced coffee professionals and for domestic customers who have an appreciation for the green bean. The Roastery in Al Quoz is open every from 8am to 5pm, with a busy espresso bar where customers can drop in and enjoy a cup of the best coffee in the UAE.

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