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FAQ

Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn't covered, please send us a message using this contact form and we'll do our utmost to respond to you soon.

Coffee Questions

Coffee Questions

When do you roast?


All of our coffee is roasted to order, and our current roast cycle is Saturday - Monday. We ship all orderd within 24 hours of roasting.




If your coffee fair trade?


We're beyond fair trade. Being Kenyan, and having had extensive experience in the African coffee industry, we are looking to go above and beyond just being transactional with our farmer-partners. We are investing in our communities through healthcare and education initiatives, in addition to paying our farmer-partners a fair price for their coffee.




How can I learn more about coffees from Africa?


Follow us on our instagram page @thebodacoffee to stay up to date with our latest coffee posts and origin stories. We currently originate from East Africa, and are actively sourcing coffees from even more origins - from Angola to Cote d'Ivoire!




How do I select my ground level?


We've created a handy Grind & Brew guide for you to refer to which covers the most commonly used home brew methods. We'll be posting regular updates through our instagram page with new brewing methods and associated grind guides - follow @thebodacoffee




How should I store my coffee for everyday freshness?


Exposure to oxygen is what causes roasted coffee to lose its robust flabvours. Our metal tins are meant to keep your coffee fresh for upto 30 days (in addition to being easily recycled or upcycled!). Our coffee bags are designed to act just like our coffee containers. Once opened, simply roll the top of the bag up and place it in the box to preserve freshness. Alternatively, you may transfer your coffee into an airtight container.




What do you mean when you say single-origin?


Single-origin refers to coffee sourced from a single country, region, or producer, which is not blended with any other coffee. All of our coffee is single-origin, and we source it from a specific region each season.




What is a roast level?


Coffee beans absorb heat during the roasting process and become darker in colour. The roast level can be defined as the degree to which the beans have been roasted. Roast levels can broadly be classified in 3 categories: Light, Medium, and Dark. Light roasts tend to have a light brown, tan colour and lack oil on the roasted beans. They have the highest level of acidity and aree the brightest of the three roast levels. Medium roasts have a darker brown colour in comparison to the light roasts. This level of roasting tends to bring a balance between acidity and body. Dark roasts are dark brown, almost black in colour and can be visually described as resembling chocolate. oils can generally be seen on the beans at this point, and it is generally very difficult to pick out the characteristics of the coffee at this level. To bring out the best in all our coffees, we roast all our beans to a Medium-Light level.