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Founder / Managing Director, RAW Coffee Company

Mentors in Dubai

Kim Thompson

Founder / Managing Director

RAW Coffee Company

Founder and Managing Director of RAW Coffee Company, originally hails from New Zealand and has enjoyed living in the UAE for the past 29 years.

Also, a founding member of Gender Equity, Kim is a passionate advocate for all their coffee farmers worldwide, and the driving force behind RAW’s sustainable, ethical, and community-oriented initiatives. In a saturated market segment, Kim and her business partner Matt Toogood, continue to achieve strong YOY growth, focusing on their strong core values, and weaving together an authentic quality driven, coffee journey.

Achievements include Endeavor Entrepreneur since 2016, Winner of the 2023 Mastercard Female F&B Leadership award; first woman in the Middle East to attain her Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Diploma, Dubai Chamber of Commerce Trusted Member (2021), Dubai Economy & Tourism -Dubai Start up – their contribution to the F&B industry (2022) and BBC Good Foods Best Home Grown Coffee Roastery (2022).

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