Indigenous-owned coffee brand Dhuwa spreads its wings

Dhuwa coffee beans

DHUWA – pronounced “Dee:Wah” and meaning to feel alive in Bidjara language – is Australia’s Indigenous-owned coffee brand, roasted in partnership with Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters. Since launching in May 2021 in Woolworths, DHUWA has now expanded availability to over 900 Woolworths stores nationwide. 

Although the range will vary between stores, Dhuwa’s ground coffee will be available in almost all Woolworths stores in Australia. Additional Woolworths stores are expected to be stocked with DHUWA coffee from October 18th, 2021.

“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,” said proud Mununjali Palawa man and DHUWA co-founder Shawn Andrews.

“DHUWA celebrates Indigenous people and their cultures, including the three-hundred-plus languages they speak. It’s a reconciliation ecosystem in itself, from the coffee we create, the people we celebrate, and the opportunities we bring to other Indigenous people. 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.”

Dhuwa coffee
The DHUWA coffee range comes in three different blends.

Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters Managing Director Peter Patisteas said he was thrilled that DHUWA had selected
them to help bring the 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,” said Peter.

Three different blends
First Light – a light roast sourced from Brazil, Indonesia, India and Colombia, with toffee apple, butterscotch and cocoa flavours. This lighter blend is perfect for people using a filter method, who enjoy a light and bright black coffee. RRP: Ground coffee 250g $10; coffee beans 500g $20.

Kickstart – a medium roast sourced from Brazil, India, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, with caramel sweetness, jammy plum and chocolate notes. This blend is perfect for a morning latte or an espresso to start your day the right way. RRP: Ground coffee 250g $10; coffee beans 500g $20 or 1kg $30.

Bigshot – a dark roast sourced from Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Ethiopia, delivering a milk chocolate and nutty cup with a vanilla finish. Rich and full-bodied, this bold blend cuts through milk for a strong latte. RRP: Ground coffee 250g $10; coffee beans 500g $20 or 1kg $30.

Five per cent of every DHUWA Coffee product sold in Woolworths is donated to charity partner Dreaming Futures which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care to experience Country, culture and connection.

Kulins nations. The beans are sourced from the finest producers in the world including Brazil, Colombia, India and Ethiopia as well as Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.