Donna Blend by Kiss the Hippo

250g traditional style espresso dark roast blend featured in Waaqa Cimaa selection

Flavour notes


Dark chocolate, roasted nuts with raisins sweetness & smoky notes

Taste profile


High roasted & bitter character / light sweetness & acidity



70% Uganda / 30% Brazil

Roast level


Dark roast



Very high



Natural / washed

A word from one of our Waaqa Experts


The Donna Espresso Blend is a perfect choice if you like a more traditional coffee flavour of a typical Italian style espresso. This coffee tastes robust and strong with characteristics of deep chocolate, with low acidity and lots of body. But still allowing the unique characteristics of our seasonal coffees to shine through with hints of roasted nuts & smokiness. It goes perfecty with milk and particularly shines brewed as espresso using a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:2 for a full bodied cup.

Brewing methods

Bean-to-cup (Full automat)

Manual espresso machine

Moka pot

Cafetière (French press)

The roaster

Kiss the Hippo


Since opening our roastery in 2018, Kiss the Hippo has become one of London‘s most innovative and sustainable specialty coffee companies. With an emphasis on both sustainability and quality at its core, the company has received success on the UKBC competition stage as well as international recognition for its approach to environmental practices. Whilst nurturing partnerships with coffee growers across the world and roasting award-winning lots, we have proudly achieved to be London's first Carbon Negative Coffee Company and have partnered with Swiss-not for profit 'On a Mission' - contributing to reforestation projects around the planet. Through direct and ethical trade relationships, we proudly adhere to the global coffee harvest, meaning our coffee is completely seasonal with a range of flavour profiles to suits all types of coffee lovers.