Since 2012 coffee fans Justin and Irene have run Pound Coffee Roasters with an emphasis on sourcing high quality green beans from sustainable sources. This approach coupled with 10+ years experience has allowed the small batch roastery out of O’Connor to grow into a prominent brand in the Perth coffee scene.
“We think this is reflected in our coffee. Our beans have been grown with care by proud, passionate farmers. We keep it simple while supporting farmers doing great things.”
With Pound’s focus on quality and small batch roasting they are able to try new single origins often and frequently change offerings depending on seasonality and availability.
From hand picking new origins through direct relationships with farmers to roasting “old school” style without the use of modern software, this coffee couple takes their manual craftsmanship approach all the way to the packaging!
“Our passion is deeper than coffee. We respect tradition and we uphold craftsmanship. We love what we do and you can taste it in the coffee.”
Espresso - Pound Signature blend
Tasting notes - Bakers choc, Rasin, Caramel, cocoa
Origin - Central, Africa South America,
Varietal - Bourbon - Catuai - Heirloom
MASL - 1400 - 2000
Filter - mbilima women’s coffee
Tasting notes - Red fruit, Dark choc, crisp acidity.
Origin - Rwanda Rushashi District, Ruli Sector. Farmed by Dukunde Kawa co-op members
Varietal - Red Bourbon
MASL - 2020
Process - Washed
Produced by a group of women, members of the Kawa co-op in Rwanda. They separate their coffee and market it as their own to directly benefit from any higher prices paid specifically for their lots. It gives them incentive to produce the best quality possible.
Dukunde Kawa co-op menmbers have been recognised in the Rwandan the Cup of Excellence competition in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
In addition to the great work that the cooperative does with quality improvement and assurance, it also operates various social programs that greatly contribute to the livelihoods of their members. Assistance with school fees and medical insurance is provided, along with training in quality and productivity in cultivation of coffee. In addition they have set up a ‘Farmers Savings Account’ which provides a line of credit for farmers needing access to funds for things like health care, farming materials, domestic improvements and more.
We want to give a huge thank you to Justin and Irene for making this month possible.
Happy brewing - CS