The Bonissimo Coffee Collection
We have a broad range of premium coffees here at Bonissimo. Started over 30 years ago as a small West Perth Café & Boutique Roaster, Bonissimo has since grown and earned a reputation for supplying premium fresh roasted coffee to many leading cafés, restaurants and hotels. We use only the finest Arabica Coffee beans from the world’s best coffee regions. All our blends meet and exceed standards set by the coffee market demands.
We roast daily, using a hot air roasting process, which is renowned for its quality and consistency. Here is a small selection of our coffee collection:
Our signature Café Blend. An exceptionally rich, full bodied coffee, with complex chocolate & nut flavour profile, with a balanced acidity perfectly suited as a milk based or espresso coffee.
Bonissimo “K” Blend
Coffees from Indonesia, Latin America, Africa and India combined to produce a strong espresso blend with extra kick and crema.
Bonissimo “J” Blend
The bold acidity of Central America beans are balanced with softer profile coffees from Indonesia and South America.
Decaf (Swiss Water Washed)
A great tasting, 100% chemical free, healthy alternative from the organically certified Swiss Water Process
Fairtrade Peruvian Organic
Characterised by a rich flavoursome taste with a long finish in the cup.
Fairtrade Organic Blend
A blend of Timor and Peruvian organic coffees with a full body and flavour blended for most palettes
Rain Forest Alliance Mexican Kassandra
A delicate high grown estate coffee. Soft body, with distinct floral and citrus notes. Beautifully prepared beans from one of this origin’s leading estates.
The Bonissimo Tea Collection
Our wide selection of first quality Teas and herbal infusions is a result of close co-operation with leading international and local agents and suppliers. Because we import directly in bulk, we have a first class offering at very competitive prices. Here are a few favourites from our collection:
English Breakfast Tea
A Refreshing traditional blend of several Indian & Ceylon teas.
Earl Grey Tea
A Classic China & Ceylon tea blend flavoured with Oil of Bergamot.
Darjeeling Namering Estate
Superior grade bright fruity taste ideal for afternoon or evening.
Assam Dejoo Estate TGFOP
Small leaf, strong brewing, hill-grown Indian tea.
Ceylon Premium Orange Pekoe
A long leaf, wiry tea of superior quality, perfect for afternoon or evening.
Ceylon Supreme BOP1
Top quality broken Orange Pekoe with golden colour. Very refreshing.
Among the most famous of Chinese teas. Oolong is a Semi-fermented traditional tea with a taste more akin to green tea than to black tea. When brewed strong leaves a bitter sweet aftertaste.
A mild China tea of unique character, with moderate sweetness. Perfect for afternoon or evening.
Keemun China Black
Designated as a China Famous Tea. Keemun has a winey and fruity taste, and is typically enjoyed without milk or sugar; however, it goes well with milk.
The classic “smoky” tea of China. Large leaf from Fujian Province.
A large leaf green tea, high in anti-oxidants and aids digestion. Very popular.
Green Chai Tea
An exotic blend of spices and Sencha to create an invigorating infusion.
A black tea incorporating Chai Spices: – cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
Superb bouquet and flavour from Eastern Mainland China.
100% Chamomile flowers – a relaxing and soothing taste.
100% Peppermint leaves – a truly refreshing taste – hot or cold. A great summer thirst-quencher. Cleanses the palate and helps digestion.
Lemongrass and Ginger
Lemongrass mixed with pieces of ginger – very refreshing.
Fair Trade Explained
Bonissimo offers a range of Fair Trade products. If you’ve heard the term, but not sure what it means – let us try and explain it to you.
It all comes down to this: Coffee farmers receive a ‘fair’ share of the money that their coffee makes the seller. Supply and demand dictates the price for coffee. If the demand is high, and the supply is low, consumer prices will go up. If supply is high, and demand is low, prices drop, and farmers are forced to sell their product at a loss, or not at all. This is where the Fair Trade comes in. No matter how high or low the demand and supplies are at any given time, farmers are guaranteed a minimum “floor price” for their products. If the market price for coffee is greater than the minimum floor price, the farmers will receive what we call ‘premiums per pound’ for their product.
Not just every farmer can use the fair trade system – only certified farmers that are part of a coop with other local farmers are eligible to participate.
To obtain the Fair Trade Certification, coffee producers must meet the following criteria:
Fair labour conditions – All farm workers need to be treated fairly. They need to receive a proper wage, enjoy safe working conditions, and child labor is strictly prohibited.
Direct trade – Eliminating all 3rd party middleman sales. All sales go directly from farmer to importers.
Helping Communities – Fair trade participants are expected to financially invest their fair-trade premiums to improve their local communities.
The official Fair Trade certification originated in 1988, in the Netherlands. Initially called “Max Havelaar”, the organisation produced a label for products that met certain wage requirements. Three other labeling organizations were founded soon after: Fair Trade Foundation, TransFair USA, and Rattvisemarkt. 1997 was the year that these four came together, and formed the Fair Trade Labeling Organization.
Fair trade organic coffee is enjoying an increase in popularity each year. A lot of the major players like McDonalds, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are all selling certified fair trade coffee. Most likely due to increasing public awareness of fair trade.
By buying fair trade coffee (and other products like chocolate and tea for example) you’re making a difference for the farmers that provide some of our favourite beverages. So maybe it’ll cost us a little more, but isn’t it all worth it in the end? Knowing that you’re supporting someone and keeping their family business up and running?