Bean There Coffee Company

Bean There Coffee Company

Exciting things are happening on Stanley Avenue. Haven’t heard about it yet? Where have you been?

This Avenue is home to a place called Bean There and it is filled with a team of people who are serious about coffee. Single origin, optimally roasted, fair trade, organic, exclusive, African coffee to be specific. Brainchild of siblings Sarah and Jonathan Robinson, Bean There Coffee Company was born in July 2006 out of a desire to source and roast the best beans Africa has to offer. The team at Bean There view what they do as an adventure, discovering a bean’s little quirks and complexities and practicing how to prepare better drinks in a variety of ways.

The roastery is a space where you can enjoy a good cuppa in a comfortable and trendy setting with first row seats to team at work.

We opened the roastery for several reasons; firstly, we wanted a cool place to work. Secondly, we wanted to create a space for people to witness the art of roasting coffee first hand. And finally, we wanted to develop an inviting place where people could learn about the complexities of amazing African coffee.

The Bean There team sources all the beans themselves. They have personal relationships with the farmers who produce their coffee and are deeply committed to direct fair trade. They believe that this is the most sustainable way of doing business to ensure that everybody wins. They were also the first roaster of Certified Fairtrade coffee in South Africa.

Their delicious coffee is also available online along with every coffee related item you could possibly need. Stove top espresso makers, grinders, plungers, espresso machines – its like coffee porn! Check out the Coffee Adventure Kit. Its made up of a hand crafted wooden box, a BRS gas stove and cylinder, Bialetti 3 cup Moka Express, 250g bag of Bean There Coffee and two stainless steel cups with carabiner handles. What more do you need?

Monday to Friday  07h30 till 16h00
Saturday 09h00 till 15:h0
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

44 Stanley Avenue
Milpark, Joburg
0861 23 26 86
Twitter: @BeanThereCoffee

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Written by Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the editor in chief and photographer for I Love Coffee.


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5 Responses to “Bean There Coffee Company”

  1. Cuth May 21, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Yup – we discovered today that Harrar makes the best Iced Coffee.

    I love coming to work and just playing :)

    We’re also doing mini-cappuccinos from a mokapot and a milk foamer – no electricity required (our first step towards being off the grid!), just a gas stove and a little genius :) R2 a cup ;) All credit to The Dave and Zane for helping perfect the mokapot-making method :)

  2. Andrew May 23, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    Congrats Sarah and Jonathan !!!
    Have not yet bean there and cannot wait to visit when next in Jozi…

  3. Shady June 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I wanna be there. Seems enchanting

  4. danson January 14, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Want to expand to Kenya. Contact us for coffee shop spaces;



    • Tshepiso June 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

      Hi Danson,

      I can supply coffee beans from Kenya, if that counts for something.
      East African countries are very big on coffee beans.


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