Espresso Lab Microroasters is a specialty coffee roastery based at The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, Cape Town.

Our daily quest is to find optimal ways in enjoying coffee, from sourcing small lots of freshly harvested coffee, to finding  optimal roasting profiles that will reflect the terroir and origin of the coffee, showcasing complexity in flavor and a balance between sweetness and acidity.

As coffee growing areas span the globe, from Costa Rica to Indonesia, we wish we could showcase them all, but alas our range is limited to what we consider a fine selection of specialty coffee. 

The coffees we select are from various botanical varieties, processes and topographical areas, affording the curious coffee drinker the opportunity to sample a wide variety of coffees and discover their differences.

The coffees we select go through an arduous journey to get to the roastery. It's after a long process of selecting the coffee, shipping, roasting it and then sampling it, do we offer it for sale. As no two palates are the same, we try not to influence your taste experience, however we try to showcase transparent, clean and complex coffees.

The farmers do the hard work, and we're their humble ambassadors.


The following emojis represent citric, floral, caramel and sweet emotive flavours. Each coffee has a friendly emoji icon reflecting what we feel is the best flavour descriptor, reflecting it's character and flavour. The emoji lexicon best describes emotion, colour and taste through one simple image. 

Due to the government shutdown regarding COVID-19 our webshop is currently not available. We hope this temporary shutdown does not go beyond the 21 day shutdown, and that we may resume operations as of 17 April, 2020.

From the Espresso Lab Microroasters family we hope that everyone stays safe during the shutdown and that we all come out of this stronger + together.