Tasting Notes: Toffee, dark chocolate, buttery
About the Farm: Meet Bonny!
Bonny, a U.S. Navy Veteran now living in Vancouver, Washington, was born and raised in a small coffee farming family in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, East Africa. As a young man, he migrated to the United States hoping for a better education and an abundance of opportunities to lead a fruitful life. Because of the difference it made for his future, he‘s yearning to give back. Seeing a need in the communities of other veterans, local farmers, and communities in Tanzania, it's his golden opportunity to be part of something bigger than himself.
In 2019, he opened a business as a coffee importer, specializing in supplying green Tanzania coffee beans sourced directly from local farmers. Supporting local farmers with a passion, he firmly believes that commerce can thrive while still addressing the needs to make a positive difference in communities across the world.
This company is about more than importing and selling coffee beans. They maximize their impact on the causes they support. For every bag they sell to us, a portion goes directly to local farmer families for educational opportunity initiatives to empower girls in the villages by providing them with academic support, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities in an inclusive environment.
Tanzanian Arabica coffees are grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the Northern areas, under the shade of banana trees. This is truly an exotic location for this east African coffee.
Hidden River Roasters uses only the highest grade 100% Arabica coffee beans from small farms in Tanzania. We focus on direct and or fair trade in order to ensure that those who take care of us are well taken care of themselves.