From the Motherland
The story of coffee started in Africa, and now it's returned home to Ghana through Kawa Moka.
What's in a name?
Kawa Moka tells the story of Ghana’s history with cacao intertwined with our rich coffee flavours. Kawa being an Arabic word that translates to coffee; "the wine of the bean”, Moka being a seaport city in Yemen, iconically known for being coffee's gateway to Europe.
Robusta is Ghanaian
Native Robusta coffee originated in Central and West Africa and has been growing in Leklebi since the 1930s.
Growing amongst cacao trees, plantain, and food crops, our coffee produces complex notes wrapped up in chocolate, fruit and nuts. We specialize in small-batch, artisan-roasted specialty coffee, grown sustainably by over 20 Indigenous women small-farm owners in the Volta Region.
The Future is Female
Meet our founder & CEO, Emi-Beth Quantson.
She is a LEAD Scholar, winner of the prestigious Ghana Presidential Pitch, and Vice Chair of the Leadership Council of the Coffee Roasters Guild of the Specialty Coffee Association.
Being the change, Emi traded in her corporate success for a social enterprise coffee company.
Since 2015 Emi-Beth has been on a mission to bring Ghanaian specialty coffee to the world, and help improve the livelihoods of women farmers in our communities.
“Coffee is good ohhh. Coffee is going to send our children to school”
In the mountainous town of Leklebi, within the Volta region of Ghana, a group of women sing as they grow, nurture and harvest our Robusta coffee beans.
Kawa Moka is proud to have the longest standing relationship with the women farmers across the region, and are continuing our efforts to keep growing together.