South Africa is not a coffee producing mainstay and as such, beans used at Strictly Coffee are imported from around the world. We select only the finest harvests, which ultimately come together to produce a symphony of taste when masterfully roasted by our resident experts.
The history of coffee is almost as dark as the bean and as fascinating as the plethora of flavours that can be produced from a single aromatic bean.
Although archaeological findings have produced evidence of roasted beans as early as the 12th Century, those in the know agree that coffee originated in Africa (Ethiopia) and then migrated to Arabia.
The slave routes passed the island of St. Helena and later resulted in the colonisation of the Americas, bringing with it the labour intensive cultivation of coffee to a country that is the largest importer of beans today.