Coffee Spirit


GONDO AB 381 is another joint project by Ralf Rüller, specialty coffee pioneer from Berlin, and Josef Farthofer, organic farmer and distiller from Austria.


Toasted Flavors, Cacao


Raspberry, Cherry, Nutmeg


(Deutsch) Blutorange | dunkle Schokolade


Coffee (GONDO AB),
Wheat Spirit, Water


Gondo AB is a coffee from Muranga, Kenya, whose beans Ralf roasts lighter than typical espresso blends in order to preserve intense and fruity aromas. From this coffee with flavors of elderberry, raspberry, gentian and dark chocolate, Josef creates a complex coffee spirit by extracting the ground beans in wheat distillate, from his own cultivation and his own distillery, and then distilling them.

Murang'a County | Kenia
  • Josef Farthofer

    Distiller | Mostviertel, Lower Austria

    Josef is an organic farmer as well as a passionate organic distiller. His experimentation and creativity continuously result in new, unusual products. In 2015 his O-Gin was awarded gold at the Craft Spirits Awards. Thanks to an initiative of  Oliver Ebert he’s developing a coffee spirit in cooperation with coffee pioneer Ralf Rüller of “The Barn”. Furthermore, Freimeisterkollektiv will benefit from Josef’s expertise in the area of vodka: he has also committed himself to create a vodka specifically for the Freimeisterkollektiv.

  • Ralf Rüller

    Coffee Roaster | Berlin

    Before Ralf founded Berlin’s visionary coffee roasting house “The Barn” he worked in finance and as an actor. He went on to study under some of the world’s most renowned coffee experts. From this experience, he developed his own minimalist concept, which is strongly inspired by the Nordic coffee tradition. Ralf is collaborating with Josef Farthofer and Oliver Ebert to produce a coffee spirit for the Freimeisterkollektiv.