Paparoa Thunder


Bursting with flavour and as crisp as the Paparoa Mountains after a winter storm. Single Origin.


Paparoa Thunder is a single origin sustainably shade-grown Arabica bean from Papua New Guinea

Bursting with flavor and as crisp as the Paparoa Mountains after a winter storm. Paparoa Thunder is robust and hearty and best enjoyed in Swanndri and gumboots over an open fire.

We roast our coffee over open flame on the Wild West coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Located high on a bluff overlooking the Tasman Sea, Kawatiri Coffee roasts in some of the world's cleanest air, no freaky chemicals, no industrial pollutants--all you get is fresh, delicious open-flame roasted coffee.

FAIRTRADE certified - this shows that we buy from certified farms and organisations, pay Fairtrade prices and premiums and submit to rigorous supply chain audits. Find out more on FAIRTRADE trademark, versus Fairtrade many others use, on "Our story page".

Organic Certified - all our beans are grown organic. All coffee products from Kawatiri Coffee Roasting are certified by NASAA and OCIA, CUC, among others, who are international organizations who aim to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.

3 reviews for Paparoa Thunder

  1. mnmorag

    Gorgeous coffee which is a priority and checks all the boxes, organic as the coffee bean needs to be or you get more chemicals than coffee and fairtrade, also a must, plus local and family. I wouldn’t buy any other way. I’m trying a different one this order, so let’s see.

  2. Evan Parry

    I enjoy a different coffee flavour each day of the week, and I have my favourites, Colombian and Papua New Guinean probably top of the list.

    Of the three varieties I buy from Kawatiri – Burning Mine, Kahurangi and Paparoa – none have their source identified, although I know BM is a blend. As Kawatiri knows, regional differences in coffee taste can be marked, and I think it would help customers to have identified where the beans are sourced.

    • Tater Coppernoll

      Hi Evan,
      Thanks for the feedback. You are absolutely right that we should have the country of origin for each bean visible on the website and not just the packaging.
      We have now updated all our single origin coffees so the country of origin is displayed in the product description online. Our Burning Mine and Sundew Decaf are the only blends that we have in the range.
      Thanks again for your support and for reaching out. It is much appreciated.
      Have a lovely day
      The Kawatiri Team

  3. Robert Ferguson

    My brew is good.
    Up to usual standaerd.
    Delivery excellent.

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