The Bean Green Coffee Company, best coffee in South Africa


This is a family business. We exist in a space of equal parts crazy and wonderful. It is not always an easy work environment. But it has some kind of magic.

My dad and I are similar in many ways. We both have self-proclaimed great taste in music, we both have a good sense of humour, but if you ask any of our customers, the most strikingly similar characteristic is our flammable temper. It gets heated and not always because our Has Garanti roaster is fired up, if you know what I mean. We don’t have that yin and yang sort of partnership going, rather its like fuel on the fire. By some remarkable stroke of inexplicable wonder in the universe, people seem to be attracted to this fire and the aromatic smoke of our coffee.

The Queen Bees and The Morning Mafia have found a place here. The Hippies and The Surfers. The Academics and The Students. The Architects and The Lawyers. The Doctors and The Teachers. Our community. Our friends. All drawn together by the thread of excellent coffee and good old-fashioned home.

We know when one climbs a mountain. Or when there’s a special new addition to the fold. Or when they reach milestones and achieve great things. We know when one has made their final visit. They know when I’m having a bad day (not difficult to miss) or when my dad is grumpy (rare, he’ll tell you) or when we are letting our tempers loose.

Most importantly, we know how they like their coffee. They keep coming back. This is our home. You are most welcome.

Caffeine awaits.