Espressolab
Espressolab
Espressolab
Espressolab
Espressolab
WHY

ESPRESSOLAB

All journeys have a beginning, and the Espressolab coffee journey started in 2009, with the opening of Espressolab Microroasters, a boutique roasting company based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was one of the pioneers serving and showcasing specialty coffee on the African continent. The roastery’s popularity was immediate and it was then in 2014 that it started to branch out and open multiple stores, including it’s first store outside South Africa in 2014, under careful curatorship. Today there are multiple stores worldwide, with a collection of micro-roasteries and retail stores spanning the globe. The brands passion for specialty coffee and good food, allows us to dream big, and our progressive aim is to increase our footprint to 100 retail stores by 2021 and eventually have an Espressolab on each of the majör continents.
SUSTAINABLE COFFEE WITH THE 'RESPONSIBLE TOGETHER' MOVEMENT
  
SUSTAINABLE COFFEE WITH THE 'RESPONSIBLE TOGETHER' MOVEMENT
Our company ethos has always been that we are “Responsible Together”, with our actions affecting producers, suppliers and consumers along the coffee value chain. Coffee, which we consume with great pleasure every day, has a great responsibility as it impacts so many around the world through it’s consumption and production. According to the research, it is predicted that the production of coffee will decrease by 50% in 2050 due to climate change, wrongful agricultural policies, with young producers not seeing a future in coffee. Through our “Responsible Together” ethos, we have implemented a company ethos that will focus on the sustainability of coffee, and an industry as a whole.
We roast our own coffee
  
WE ROAST OUR OWN COFFEE
With our ability to work closely with our exporters and coffee producers, we have personally visited the many farms whereby our coffee is grown. Spanning the globe from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil and Kenya to name a few we seek to develop programs that support local producers. By selecting the most unique coffees and roasting them at our state of the art roasting facility, we apply our omni-roast approach to roasting, under the constant supervision and guidance of our Director of Coffee Operations Renato Correia, whom was part of the creation of EspressoLab in South Africa. We follow the coffee harvest calander, and seek to purchase our coffee as close to harvest as possible, and ship new coffees constantly into our roastery throughout the year. Our constant evolution in industry standards, has us invest in new roasting equipment and protocols to contunue our pursuit to roasting and serving the best cup of coffee, our gold standard.
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From its humble beginnings, Espressolab has risen to have a visible presence worldwide.

The many treasured guests that have stepped into our stores share our passion for coffee and have an extraordinary experience beyond their coffee tasting experiences with our world class interior design concept we have created for our stores.

Our contemporary design, cozy comfortable atmosphere all have a conceptual identity of their own. We try to create a comfortable environment, all revolved around the many customers that visit us, and share our working space everyday.

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Our creative coffee menu not only has classic coffee beverages on offer, but we also try and represent our brand name in being coffee alchemists with new beverage offerings.

In addition to our creative offerings, we also offer hand poured single origin coffees from the many coffee estates we showcase. From Guatemala to Indonesia we always have something brewing that will suit the varied coffee pallet.

“Coffee is a joy to be shared in good company”, and we welcome you to one of our many retail stores around the world and thank you for your patrionage and support of specialty coffee.

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WORK SHOP

What is a Good Coffee Experience?

Don’t miss the workshops where you will have a fresh look at roasting and brewing, learn coffee brewing techniques, quality coffee, homemade tips and everything you wonder about coffee with Espressolab's Head Roasters and Hea...

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In the modern world of specialty coffee, freshness is often the first thing consumers look for. Is there a roast date on the bag, when was the coffee roasted, etc. This curiosity was born from the fact that in the past, and still today, commercial roasters would roast a c...

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A sourcing trip to the Central American heartland, GUATEMALA…

When you talk about coffee producing countries in Central America, Guatemala is regarded as a powerhouse, considered for a long time as the leading producer, until it was overtaken by H...

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