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DHUWA Co

DHUWA pronounced dee-wah, is a modern Indigenous business and the perfect brew in any language. Indigenous-owned and operated in Griffiths Bros Coffee Roaster, DHUWA pairs the oldest culture in the world with Australia’s oldest coffee roaster to deliver premium coffee to home baristas.

DHUWA was founded over a shared passion of rich traditions, great coffee and the opportunity to create a more equitable society for everyone. Co-founders include Shawn Andrews, a descendant of the Mununjali people of SE Queensland and the Palawa people of Tasmania. Adam Williams is a Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darug land and now resides in Quandamooka country. Peter Patisteas and Chris Togias are Australian-born with migrant parents, and second-generation coffee roasters. at Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters est. 1879.

Visit their website for more info on why you should rise and yalnun with DHUWA.


Impact & Community

  • Impact Mission and Business ModelDHUWA Co donates 5% of every coffee product sold. Funds raised goes to charity partner Dreaming Futures. The Dreaming Futures organisation supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Out of Home Care to experience Country, culture, and connection. All packaging is also environmentally sustainable. 
  • What does DHUWA mean? DHUWA (dee-wah) means to feel alive, in Bidjara language.
  • What does yalnun mean? Yalnun (yal-nun) refers to the shine of the sun in Yugambeh language.
  • What does their Artwork on packaging represent? The story of Mundgarra – Rainbow Serpent is inspired by the vibrant sandstone cliff of Carnarvon Gorge in the central highlands of Queensland. The long, sinuous form throughout the painting represents the rainbow serpent Mundgarra, an Indigenous creator deity, culture hero and ancestral being. Mundgarra created the cliffs, mountains and rivers of Carnarvon Gorge and embodies the true sense of DHUWA. Artist Jyi Lawton.
  • Where they work: DHUWA coffee is roasted, blended and packed in naarm on Wurundjeri country within the Kulin nations.
  • Impact Areas: Empower Indigenous Communities, Environmentally Sustainable, Innovation of the Bushfood Industry, Inclusive Communities.
  • Community Size:4+ employees, coffee growers and others.