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South African AeroPress Competition 2018...

South African AeroPress Competition 2018...

We are proud to be hosting the 2018 South African AeroPress Championship in partnership with MoreFlavour.  

Date: Sunday, September 2, 2018 @ 11am. General public attendance is free.

Location: Espresso Lab Microroasters, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. 

Coffee: El Mango, Rivense del Chirripo, Costa Rica. A black honey processed coffee of Catuai variety, showcasing taste notes of red berries and tropical fruit.  

Competition rules: The rules are pretty straight forward. The judges will evaluate (blind) purely based on taste. We want the competition to be as transparent, fun and freestyle as possible. That is the reason...


#theanticoffeecoffeeclub...

#theanticoffeecoffeeclub...

We starting a club, and we calling it #theanticoffeecoffeeclub

To many coffee is just coffee, but to us it's more than that. So we are starting a club meet every Friday at 9am at the roastery to talk all things coffee, and to celebrate the anti coffee. 

Our next meeting will be tackling coffee pods. Could pods actually be the saviour of the specialty coffee market, or contribute to it's total self destruction. 

The session is open to anyone, so swing by and join us. 


Have you ever tried Cascara...

We always love to expose customers to different aspects of the coffee chain and Cascara, a byproduct of the processing of coffee, is one such product.

Cascara which means “husk,” “peel” or “skin” in Spanish, is the dried skins of coffee cherries. Generally used as a natural fertiliser, if dried correctly and controlled to avoid over fermentation, the skins may be used in all sorts of applications.

During summer, one of our best selling drinks is what we call Cascara Fizz. Comprising of soda water, lime quarter and a sweet sugar syrup, which we brew at home...


Meet our producers from Gathaithi, Nyeri, Kenya...

It's no secret that Kenyan coffee is some of the best coffee you can find. Its unique taste with intense, complex and flavour dense cup profiles are sought after by roasters worldwide.

We have always sourced coffee from what could be considered premium Co-op Societies and the Gathaithi Factory is no exception.

The Factory (wetmill) is located in Nyeri, Central Kenya. Nyeri is made up of mainly smallholder farms, each with some 100 trees. They are organized in Cooperative Societies that acts as umbrella organisations for the Factories (wetmills), where the smallholders deliver their coffee cherries for processing.

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Meet our producers from Los Pirineos, Usulutan, El Salvador...

We have for sometime sourced quality coffee from El Salvador and only a while back did we manage to track a specialty supplier that could offer us coffees from Gilberto Baraona and his farm Los Pirineos.

In Usulatan, on top of the Tepeca volcano, you find Los Pirineos owned by the producer Gilberto Baron. He is affectionately known as the King of Pacamara, and as we love this coffee variety, we had to ensure that we started a chain of purchase that would allow us to showcase the full potential of this talented and dedicated farmer.