We work hard and got to great lengths to source and select only the finest green beans from exotic international locations. After careful inspection, only the best quality beans will be skilfully roasted, ground and packaged especially for your enjoyment.
Make a date with a velvety cappuccino first thing in the morning when you step into the office; enjoy a quick espresso before heading to the shops; or sip slowly on a tantalizing café au lait at the end of a long day, and enjoy the rich aroma that Espressii promises to offer.
Who is Espressii?
The Espressii story is one of courage, determination, passion and perseverance.
It takes all these qualities and more to become an expert in the art of coffee making. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but award-winning coffee is in the hands of the cup holder and the founder of Espressii prides himself in a long and fruitful heritage of coffee brewing that has spanned the course of twenty years.
With an impressive number of hospitality start-ups to his name (from beaneries and breweries to guest houses and hotels), Espressii’s mastermind, Frikkie Reynders, is a formidable entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with. And yet in the same breath, this locally born-and-bred man is much like the coffee he serves – warm, friendly and sincere in his desire to please. He aims to produce the best coffee in Centurion.
The first product development that has since resulted from this venture between Frikkie and cofounder Henk Kruger, is the ‘one-cup coffee and tea plunger’, which is already being snapped up by respected retailers such as Woolworths. South African consumers are now able to brew a premium cup of coffee for themselves with no effort at all!
Espressii also boasts an in-house roastery that is able to tailor gourmet product offerings around your specific needs. So whether you ‘re a large-scale business, a budding smaller enterprise or a one-man show at home, you too can enjoy the sheer pleasure of drafting your daily business plans over the rim of a cup of golden brown coffee, espressii style!
Our Coffee Blends
House Coffee Blend
Each of our blends starts with an idea. Sometimes we’re inspired by a craft beer or a fine wine and sometimes we wish to showcase an outstanding bean or create our own version of a traditional blend.
Our roaster takes this idea into the cupping room, where we spread out a palette of single-origin beans. The blend comes together like a puzzle, piece by piece. First comes the anchoring base note; next we choose the high note and finish. And finally the tuning of the proportions brings the whole mix into balance, so that no particular flavour is more dominant than the rest.
The resulting blend is greater than the sum of its parts. This results in a medium dark roast, which is our favourite.
Mocha Java Coffee Blend
Mocha Java is traditionally a blend of Yemen Mocha and Java Arabica Coffees – usually one part Yemen Mocha and two parts Java Arabica.
Our blend combine a variety of round, full coffees in place of the Java, and any of a variety of bright, acidy coffees in a place of the Mocha, while changing proportions here and there to maintain a uniform taste.
Versions offered by speciality masters, however, may blend a true Java with a true Yemen Mocha, or may substitute another (often better) Indonesian coffee for the Java, or an Ethiopian Harrar for the Yemen. It would be true to say then that most speciality coffee variations closely resemble the classic blend. In its traditional form, Mocha-Java is the world’s oldest coffee blend and is normally associated with a light medium roast.
Italian Dark Coffee Blend
The aromas of this coffee are well developed and the taste is full-bodied. The long roasting process (dark) enhances its powerful character. It is delicious with chocolate or spicy desserts.
Roasting: Dark (long)
Decaf Coffee Blend
Decaffeination is the act of removing caffeine from coffee beans. The process is usually performed on unroasted (green) beans, and starts with steaming of the beans. They are then rinsed with a solvent that extracts the caffeine while leaving the other essential chemicals in the coffee beans.The process is repeated anywhere from 8 to 12 times. Coffee contains over 400 chemicals important to the taste and aroma of the final drink and it proves a challenge to remove only caffeine while leaving the other chemicals at their original concentrations.
Flavour and aroma are more often than not, impacted by this.
We also have the following special blends available
- French Vanilla Flavoured Coffee
- English Toffee Flavoured Coffee
- Hazelnut Flavoured Coffee
- Amarula Cream Flavoured Coffee