A better experience for you and your customers.
From farm to cup, we do everything we can to have a positive impact on people and our world.
We believe coffee is best shared with friends. So we give you lots of social perks and ways to get involved with the Koala Karlous community.
Music. Surfing. Play. There’s more to Koala Karlous than just great coffee.
All our beans come from women coffee producers, supporting gender equality.
We source the highest quality beans from sustainable and organic growers.
We’re on course to be zero
carbon by the end of 2024.
See where your coffee comes from and meet the team behind the beans on a free roastery tour.
Help your baristas hone their craft with a Koala masterclass at our roastery.
Enjoy a friends and family discounts on our wellness and yoga retreats.
As a welcome gift, you can enjoy a
free night stay in our luxury seafrontapartment, Casa Koala.
Develop your own custom blends
in partnership with.
Use Koala Karlous original music in your social content.
Host one of our Coffeehouse
Sessions live gigs.
Time for our Coffee
Where it all started. Our original house blend has notes of hazelnut, oat and cherry.
Origin: Brazil/ Guatemala
Farm: Finca El Hato
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,200 to 1,450 metres above sea level
Region: Santa Rosa
Owner: Rasch Family
Tasting Notes: Hazelnut, oat and cherry
Farm Size: 150 hectares
As people travel from Guatemala to El Salvador, views of vast swathes of trees and farms pass by. Just off the side of the freeway sits Finca El Hato, a delicate and beautiful farm nestled in the hills just outside of the bustling capital.
Verena de Rasch owns El Hato and has utilised her love for trees and exotic plants to surround the coffee trees with a native jungle of plants. The farm was established in 1938, when its original owner, Enrique Topke, began spreading coffee in this region, in addition to raising cattle in his open fields. Enrique’s family still work on the farm and experienced the devastation of Coffee Leaf Rust in 2018, when roughly 60% of the farm’s crop was lost to the disease.
Easy going but surprisingly punchy. Our dark roast has notes of caramel and dark chocolate.
Farm: Donas do Café
Varietal: Yellow and Red Catuaí
Altitude: 1,060 to 1,260 meters above sea level
Region: South of Minas
Owner: Four Female Producers
Tasting Notes: Caramel and dark chocolate
Farm Size: 203 hectares
Koala coffee is a conglomeration of four extraordinary female producer lots South of Minas, Brazil. The presence of females in the coffee-producing realm has grown exponentially in Brazil over the last few years. Gathered by our exporting partners at SMC, Donas do Café is an exceptional collection of truly unique coffee throughout Brazil's South of Minas region.
No caffeine, no compromise. Our decaf blend has notes of black tea, lime and honey.
Varietal: Bourbon & Typica
Altitude: 700 – 1,600 metres above sea level
Owner: 2,708 smallholder producers
Tasting Notes: Black tea, lime and honey.
and lime, honey.
Farm Size: 3 hectares
Chiapas is situated in the southern reaches of Mexico, with rich biodiversity and climbing altitudes – this region is known for its healthy soils and ideal climates for coffee production. As one of the five Mayan States in Mexico, Chiapas has a wealth of archaeological and cultural history. It is within this region that the Grupo de Agricultores Positivos S.P.R. (GRAPOS) was founded in 2007.
Throughout the Chiapas region, specifically in the El Porvenir and Llano Grande municipalities, are collections of smallholder coffee producers growing coffee in the rich upper reaches of the mountains. The GRAPOS organization was initially comprised of 90 producers, growing to 300 the following year, and expanded to the 2,708 producers involved today, 772 of which are females.
El Porvenir translates to mean ‘the future,’ which is evident in its high altitudes, rich biodiversity, and potential to create a harmonious future with high quality coffee production and ecosystem preservation. The area also borders the Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, which explains the biodiverse array of native flora and fauna in the area.
GRAPOS seeks to provide each of these producers with the necessary guidance to produce high quality coffee. This comes in the form of technical assistance, free seedlings to replace damaged trees, in addition to other educational programs.
There are 8 collection centres throughout the area to make it easier for producers to deliver their cherries to the mill located in Angel Díaz, Honduras, Llano Grande, Porvenir, Vega del Rosario, Tapachula, Guatimoc, and Chicomuselo. The producers live in remote farms, making communication and travel quite difficult – so GRAPOS provides the necessary assistance to the producers, making it easier to deliver and sell cherries. Thanks to the organization’s involvement, these producers have seen an increase in yields and quality, thus leading to an increase in overall income. This then allows more funds to be invested in the farms and creates a future for coffee production in this region.
Create your own blend
Want something uniquely you? Visit our roastery and develop your
own custom blend in partnership with our expert roaster.
Minimum order 500kg per month.
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