Cape Coffee Beans is an online store dedicated to South African coffee lovers. We believe that great coffee isn't only for coffee shops or restaurants but to be enjoyed at home, at the office or anywhere you happen to be. Our goal is to provide you with everything you need for that delicious cup and to help you along on your coffee journey.
The Coffee Beans
Our own journey began with the beans. One of the most important factors in making a great coffee is using freshly roasted beans and grinding them just before you brew, no matter how you make your coffee. Knowing this, our very first goal was to give all of South Africa access to high quality, fresh coffee beans.
We're very lucky to be based in Cape Town - a city teaming with incredibly talented artisanal roasters, some of whom are starting to earn an international reputation. Unfortunately, getting a hold of the coffee they roast, particularly soon after roast date, can be a bit tricky if they're not nearby. So we started this business by working with some of the very best Mother City roasters and delivering their beans across the country.
To make sure that what we send out is as fresh as possible, we collect the coffee beans from the roasters only after our customers order - that way we can be sure that what you get a few days later is almost as fresh as if you'd walked into the roastery yourself, no matter where in the country you are.
We're constantly working with our current and potential new roasters to bring our customers an even better selection of coffees to try. We've got coffee beans to suit most palates and pockets so we'd encourage you to browse around and explore what we have to offer.
The Coffee Grinders & Brewing Equipment
It wasn't long after we started delivering coffee beans across the country that we began looking to add to our selection. We only sell whole bean coffee (that's the best way to enjoy it) so we realised that we at least needed to offer affordable coffee grinders to our customers. But we didn't stop there. We've taken our time developing the best possible collection of equipment for the casual barista who wants to get the best out of his or her coffee.
While we love a good espresso as much as the next coffee drinker, we don't tend to deal in expensive and high end machines. We also stay away from most things automatic (and don't even get us started on capsules). We aim instead to offer tried and tested brewing tools that, combined with a bit of effort and attention, can yield delicious coffee, without costing a fortune.
The World of Coffee
We don't just want to be a store however. Like the roasters, baristas and other coffee professionals we so admire here in the Mother City, we try to make the effort to pass on what we've learned about coffee. From coffee origins, to brew methods, we do our best to share whatever information we can. You'll find lots of tidbits on the product pages themselves, and we also have some blogs and a newsletter that will keep you informed about the coffees you can enjoy and how you can brew them.
So please take your time to explore what we have on offer whether it's coffee beans or interesting reads. Don't hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions - we'll do our best to answer. And if you'd like to stay in touch, subscribe to our newsletter or connect with us using the social media links at the bottom of this page.