About Us

MEET THE TEAM

OUR STORY

We started out in the coffee industry in 2011 as a husband and wife team. Our search for affordable, freshly roasted coffee drove us to simply dig in and roast our own. Starting small is definitely not a bad thing, yet we are thankful that things have since evolved. No more coffee smoke clouds from roasting in our home oven!
 
Moving on, Root Coffee was established in September 2013. We bought our very first coffee roaster, the 2 kg Coffee Tech Solar Roaster. From there on, we roasted and distributed coffee from home for a few years. One thing lead to another. Finally Root opened it’s first outlet at Paddagat Centre (or St George’s Square) on the 1st of August 2015.
 
Since then, we’ve somewhat grown out of our seams in the little 45 sqm shop. This called for the Roastery to be moved into a bigger space. Hence, the opening of Root Coffee at Wellington Square on 4 December 2017.

AT YOUR SERVICE

Not only do we roast coffee, but we also have a delicious drinks and treats menu. Ever tried our exclusive COOKIECCINO?

Bean Varieties

Locations

Our Team

At Root our heart is all about family. Meet ours.

 

Curt

Curt

Barista

Our singing barista keeps on winning hearts with his vibrant personality. Sorry ladies, he is now a married man! He was born in George and became part of the Root team in 2016. Everyone knows his favourite accessories are ‘on fleek’ sneakers and tracksuit pants. He loves to braai (and eat pies) but just keep any spiders, snakes or ‘creepy crawlies’ away from him. (He might have mentioned being pegged by an ostrich on a school trip… lets keep that between us)

Pesta

Pesta

Barista

“Basil Pesto” is always up for a laugh, and usually ends up in happy tears as a result. He enjoys his ‘potjieskos’ and loves stylish clothing brands, fragrances and sneakers. You will quickly find that frogs, chameleons and this Aliwal North guy simply don’t see eye to eye…especially not from heights either. If you need someone in your soccer team or a DJ at your party, he’s the man. A healthy ‘coffee bean packing’ competition every now and then is always near if he’s around.

Corien

Corien

Manager

This charming Krugersdorp lady is sure to make you feel right at home when you visit our shop at Paddagat. Dynamite comes in small packages they say! She is adventurous and loves to explore nature and do any outdoor activities, as long as it doesn’t include crocodiles. She gets slight separation anxiety if her earrings aren’t intact, but a bit of sushi with friends will soon fix that.

Arthur

Arthur

Barista

Our very own ‘Amla’ the bearded barista famously models on the Go George bus stops. This gentle giant from Middledrift simply loves his pizza and pastas but balances it out with some healthy soccer and cricket games every now and then. Once he wore new soccer boots to a match, but it was too uncomfortable and he chose to play barefoot (to the amusement of the bystanders). Life is fun and games with this guy, as long as snakes are excluded.

Dez

Dez

Barista

It’s a bird,…or a plane… or wait, its Dez on the Go George bus stops! This mellow man from Queenstown can make conversation all day long, and his clients just love him. Remembering names is tough, but if he calls you by a different name, please just play along. He doesn’t really like cats too much, but give him his TV and add some “braai” meat to the mix, and he’s happy! He loves to watch (and play) soccer, especially if his team pulled through.

Thabo

Thabo

Barista

When you walk into Root and the first thing you see is a smiling barista, that’s when you’ve met Thabo. This friendly local guy doesn’t stand back for long distance running and loves both ‘braaivleis’ and dumplings. When asked if he was afraid of something, he answered: “Heights… I don’t do them at all!” He does however “do” earings and loves to be connected (live without a cellphone…no way!) Most embarrassing moment: When  he fell with a full tray of drinks.