About African Roots

AFRICAN ROOTS COFFEES are all terroir specific, estate grown, premium grade, single origin, traceable, 100% Arabica African coffees. Estate/ region specific coffees reflect seasonal variations and the nuances of soil, climate, topography and altitude. African Roots coffees are typically grown at high altitude. They are aimed at a sophisticated and discerning niche market. A sophisticated coffee drinker who is looking for the right balance of flavours and nuances will not be disappointed.

The commitment of African Roots Coffee is to single origin, estate specific premium coffees, with the origin of each bag identified and nuances noted. The coffees being showcased are 100% Arabica which are lower in caffeine content than Robusta coffees.

In bringing this exclusive range to you, it must be noted that like a good wine with terroir a critical determinant in the end product, these coffees offered will vary slightly from harvest to harvest, depending on, amongst other factors, those of altitude, aspect, rainfall and soil .

African Roots Coffee presently showcases single origin, fair trade practice coffees from the Eastern Highland countries, of Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda as well as Zimbabwe. The individual Coffees may vary from time to time and some may not be available at all times.

Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday 7am to 6 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays - 7am to 4pm

Call Us: 087 941 4591


Experience our exceptional coffees at The Pearls Shopping Centre on the terrace facing Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks.


What our customers are saying

"I don't usually write reviews or pay much attention to them either, but I must have my say regarding African Roots Coffee. My Wife and I have been a few times to this incredible hidden gem and wow is it really that. I am not the biggest coffee drinker more of a tea drinker but I can honestly say this is the best coffee and tastiest food I have ever had. 
I also don’t think its solely down to the coffee but more the story and atmosphere. What I presume to be one of the owners an elderly gentleman greeted us with the most amazing story of the coffee and its origin. It very rare you find busy owners spending some time with a patron to educate them and talk to them about anything really. This was the personal touch that made this gem our regular spot on a Sunday.
Do yourself a favour and try them out! You will not be disappointed". By Gary White

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