Previously named Beans About Coffee, the Royal Coffee Roasters are, well... beans about coffee. This Edenvale store offers a selection of 17 different coffee bean blends. These include popular choices like Kenya and Ethiopia as well as a few unique options such as Down Under and Indonesia. Their store stocks all of these in bean form, but will grind them for your machine of choice. Royal Coffee Roasters also offers a multitude of coffee equipment which includes plungers, Paloma Coffee makers, coffee drippers and cappuccino machines. If Edenvale is too far out the way, don't fret. Royal Coffee Roasters offers the convenience of an online store. But we suggest paying the store a visit and treating yourself to a scrumptious Mocha and a dainty coffee cake.
Based in Rosebank and Braamfontein, Father Coffee is the home of good coffee for Joburg residents. This coffee shop roasts their own coffee beans at their shop. They sell these special blends in bean form or in ready made coffee by the cup. They have 16 coffee bean options, from Heirloom Blend and Mokanesa Bulga to the Konga Natural and the San Martin Honey. All of these beans comes with a handy information guide detailing the producer, region, variety, process, altitude, flavours and brew. But if that is too much reading for you, just have a quick chat with the baristas. These coffee sommeliers will be able to recommend beans to suit your palate, based on the flavour nuances you'd prefer and how milky you like your coffee.
Bean There is Joburg's first supplier of Fair Trade coffee. This means that the producers of this coffee get a fair price for their product, that will go towards the development of their countries. Bean There's coffee beans are from various African countries such as Ethiopia, DR Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. These beans are all roasted in small batches, ensuring optimal flavours and roasts. But what's the point of high quality coffee if you can't make it? This is why Bean There also supplies the best in accessories, automated espresso machines, manual espresso machines, filter equipment, grinders and brewing equipment.
The Tea And Coffee Emporium, based in Bedford Centre, is a coffee lover's haven. Not only do they offer a fine selection of coffee beans and equipment, they also offer gadgets, accessories and syrups. Their coffee selection includes instant, beans and capsules from brands such as Illy, 7th Psychopath, Fantini and Kimbo. They offer a gorgeous range of coffee pots, machines, expresses, filters, frothers and even a barista tool kit. This is definitely the place to check out if you're an aspiring barista, a coffee addict or are looking for the ultimate gift to spoil the coffee lover in your life (or even yourself).
Although based in Cape Town, this establishment also has a store right here in Joburg, at Rosebank Mall. Their offerings include certified organic coffee, certified rain forest coffee, coffee blends, coffee capsules, espresso, flavoured coffee, origin coffee and gourmet estate coffee. As great as the coffee is, it's the accessories that wow us. With items like cup warmers, cappuccino stencils, coffee thermometers, siphons, butane micro burners, tampers, cleaning kits, coasters and coffee pots, all your coffee needs will be sorted. And those who don't want to schlep all the way to Rosebank can simply purchase all these products online.
This Sandton store offers the best in coffee machines available in South Africa, including filter machines, espresso and cappuccino machines, traditional group machines, cold brew coffee makers, cafflano, vending machines and coffee grinders. They only sell the best machines that have earned a quality reputation, are easy to clean, have easily available spare parts and that are easy to use and maintain. All of these machines are available to rent as well as buy. And if you're unsure what machine best suits your needs, their staff are more than happy to assist. Coffee Unplugged also sells two types of coffee beans, Coffee Unplugged Roastery and Caffe Costadoro - Imported. If this wasn't enough, they also offer machine repairs, sell accessories and have an in depth blog about coffee storage, grinding processes, express and plunger coffee.
This enchanting restaurant is among the many eateries at 44 Stanley. They offer an abundance of Italian style fare with a traditional South African twist. As good as the food is, what keeps visitors coming back is the ambiance. They are tucked away behind the shady trees in a rustic setting with harmonious music in the background. The food and mood at this restaurant could make anyone think they have stepped into a café in Italy rather than a tiny suburb in Joburg.
Chocoloza is a chocolatier that is another gem of Milpark's prominent 44 Stanley. These chocolate specialists hand make their chocolates out of pure Belgian chocolate. They offer patrons the chance to choose their own chocolates and watch them being made. If that's not enough, their ingredients are also locally sourced to give you a delicious morsel that is free from artificial ingredients, palm oil and preservatives.
The best place to get your caffeine fix in Milpark is Bean There. This coffee bean retailer is South Africa's first certified fair trader. This means that the farmers of the beans are offered fair payment for their products which, in turn, empowers the community. All their coffee remains unblended to ensure that each type of bean can be roasted for their own unique flavour.
Mixed-use developments are something of a hot topic when it comes to Johannesburg these days and the most established such precinct on the edge of downtown Joburg is 44 Stanley. Fusing downtown urbanism with a subtle sophistication, it offers a combination of carefully curated, bespoke stores and independent restaurants. It is a hipster hangout of note with a variety of eateries, clothing stores, jewellers and book stores. On Sundays, 44 Stanley comes alive with a vinyl market, live music and local folk, as well as visitors from further afield.
Garden Court Hotel
With Melville and Westcliff nearby, Milpark is not quite kitted out for accommodation. But that's not stopping the Garden Court Hotel from owning its space in this neighbourhood. The hotel has well-appointed, en-suite rooms that offer modern, affordable accommodation and a host of amenities. The executive rooms have a self-catering option. Dining is available at the breakfast room and in-house restaurant.
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What used to be the Linden Hotel is now one of Johannesburg's most famous coffee shops and milk tart spots. But let's focus on the coffee for now, shall we? The Whippet is a fan favourite and a hit amongst tourists for some reason. Maybe it's got something to do with the good coffee? Of course, it does! Either way, their americanos are brilliant, their espressos potent and the lunch menu is something out of a midsummer night's dream. The baristas are all good at what they do and super friendly. Add The Whippet to your must-have coffee bucket lists, please.
Motherland Coffee Company
This coffee shop only uses the finest coffee beans sourced from African countries like the Congo, Ethiopia and Rwanda. They aim to reclaim Africa, our motherland, through their excellent java. They do this by only sourcing fair trade coffee beans to ensure that every sip you take supports Africa and her people.
Coffee is the most traded commodity in the world and with it comes the ups and downs of big industry. Thanks to Bean There and its massive investment in fair trade coffee from Ethiopia, many farmers and farm workers in the region have access to things such as running water and medical aid... and these improvements to the working condition has split over into every cup of coffee served at the Bean There Cafe at 44Stanley in Milpark.
State 5 is the coffee company that has brought Greenside and Fourways the evolution of cold brew coffee. This process leaves one with a delicious cup of joe that has a more delicate flavour with an even bigger kick than your regular cup. Their menu has an extensive range of cold brew mixes that will leave you begging for more.
The Grind Coffee Co.
The most Instagrammed coffee in the world can be found at Melrose Arch inside a cycling store... yup. Dayne of The Grind Coffee Co. is quite passionate about java and this shows in the flavours and aroma that is brewed up in every cup - or cone - served at his coffee shop. They also serve deli styled sandwiches, and cold brew for those hot summer days.
This coffee shop has a branch in the prestigious Rosebank and our beloved Braamfontein. They stock a wide range of coffee beans from all over the world. The friendly staff are more than happy to teach the clientele about how to brew the best cuppa with the machines and beans you have at home. So you can enjoy that perfect cup of warmth in your own home.
Double Shot Coffee & Tea
We don't want to pick one above the other but... Double Shot in Braamfontein holds a very special place in our hearts. Artisan coffee would be the best way to explain what's going on at this little shop in the city. The owner roasts up a fresh batch of their in-house blend each morning, so you know it's fresh. Double Shot also serves muffins, cookies and pastries for those who feel like a nibble... oh, and they also serve craft teas... yeah, craft teas is a thing.
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Fair trade within the coffee industry is of great importance in Central and East African, considering that 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world each ear.
For the past ten years Bean There Coffee Company has been serving some of the best coffee in South Africa. The roastery strives to make a sustainable difference in the lives of African coffee producers by personally sourcing quality coffee through direct fair trade - cutting out the middle man completely. By doing so Bean There has been able to make a noticeable difference in the communities they source their coffee beans from - most noticeably in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.
Bean There's Ethiopia beans is produced by Fero Coopertive in Sidamo, Ethiopia. In 2016 Bean There was able to pay an additional direct fair trade premium of R780 000 to Fero which will was used to build bridges between the coffee farms and the washing station making the transport of the coffee easier. This direct fair trade has made way for agronomist farmer training and development, building and upgrading of school classrooms and the establishment of electricity services in the community.
Bean There's Ethiopia roast boasts a floral aroma with a round acidity and citrus overtones, and has proven to be there best seller. Visit Bean There at 44 Stanley or their main roastery at 11 Smit Street in Braamfontein.
You can also get your hands on their unique and very beautiful accessories to go with your coffee. Visit their website and see what they have for you. You will get all these goods with affordable prices. They have a lot for you to buy; Espresso Kit, Roaster Brush, Caffeine Wrench, Bristle Nylon 3 Pack, click here for their accessories. They also have books for you to buy, and of course Manual Espresso Machines.