With all the tech businesses booming around us in Seattle, and my inability to understand half of what these businesses are doing, there is one business we all understand—COFFEE. Quarterly, I showcase a client that I’m really excited about what they are doing. This month it’s Boon Boona Coffee—owned and managed by Efrem Fesaha. We have a long working relationship where back in 2008 he came to me for a logo and then decided to put his project on hold. He came back to me in early 2016 to restart his Business Identity. Now Boon Boona is going strong. You can see Boon Boona Coffee in Seattle stores, coffee trade shows, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Design and development work I did for Boon Boona Coffee:
- Website (up until June of 2017)
- eCommerce (up until June of 2017)
Boon Boona’s roasted coffee supports small farmers in Rwanda and Ethiopia, including an all women coop called Hingakawa Women’s Coffee. Boon Boona Coffee not only offers roasted coffee, what most of us are used to. Additionally, traditional to Ethiopia and Eastern Africa, he offers green coffee—unroasted coffee that you roast at home. Efrem gave me a personal tutorial on how to roast the coffee in a frying pan on the stove as it is commonly done in Ethiopian family’s homes today.
Support small businesses and East African coffee bean farmers. Please support Boon Boona Coffee.