Mainz Daily Photo

Coffee’s more than black and white

Says Paul Bonna, barista extraordinaire, owner and proprietor of the exquisite Kaffeekommune in the Breidenbacherstarsse and friend (despite my having a good decade on his Mum) for close on a decade)

This is what he looked like back then

https://mainzdailyphoto.com/2013/06/09/paulkaffeekommune-zwei1908/

So 9 years on with a lovely wife , 2 youngsters, Henri (3) and Louis (10 weeks today) and his own high-end coffee roaster installed in a separate production facility in Gonsenheim, he’s well established, ageing very well and weathering the Covid-19 storm with aplomb.

And everything he spoke about achieving in the interview he did with another young friend, Isobel Ewing of CGTN back in September last year has become reality – reinventing the business, empowering his staff, looking at new ventures.

Like crowdfunding (and overshooting the €25k target by close to 20%) an initiative to buy the entire harvest from a single farmer (or maybe 2) in the Inza region of Columbia, cutting out the middlemen er persons and paying the farmer/s the price that their produce is worth.

Our coffee’s been takeaway from his serving hatch since October last year (and we’ve made the effort to get into town twice or 3 times a week during winter to keep him ticking over), but the sinking incidence rate in Mainz allowed him to open his (socially-distanced) terrace today and get things back to something close to normal.

Which just happens to coincide with the first block of decent weather in living memory…..

This entry was published on 28 May, 2021 at 18:00. It’s filed under Commerce, Culinary, Mainz, People, Why I like Mainz and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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