At Rosetta Roastery we're passionate about coffees that are as unique and character-filled as the people who drink them. We source single origin and estate coffees from South & Central America, Africa and Asia, micro-roasting each one to best present its unique personality. Great coffee is best enjoyed fresh and at leisure, which is why we deliver twice weekly in Cape Town, free of charge.


Once up on a time...

We spend a lot of time telling stories about the coffees that we serve. We thought it is high time we told some stories about some of the people behind the coffees. Meet team member Ollie. If you find yourself casually remarking, "This guy is one massive pimp! How did he get this way?", the answer to your question is almost certainly to be found in Sergeant Pepper's new clothing range. Check them. #workingclassheroes.


In good company

We recently had the honour of being listed on Buzzfeed's 25 coffee shops from around the world to visit before you die. Seeing as it is apparently poor form to ask for whom the bell tolls, better tick us off your list post haste! See you soon. http://www.buzzfeed.com/yezminvillarreal/coffeeshops-you-need-to-see-before-you-die


Based outside of Cape Town? Get our coffees delivered free nationwide

While we do our best to get our coffees into your home by delivering each order free of charge around large parts of Cape Town, there are some of you further afield crying fowl over the fact that they need to pay to have their beans delivered to them. If you're one of these fowl criers, check out these legend online retailers who will carry our coffees to the ends of the earth for you. Or at least as far as they can get without a passport.


Our Latest blog articles


Cup of Excellence is a dog show

Familiarity breeds contempt. Which is why it’s sometimes necessary to reframe the familiar in a fresh context. To remove the banality. To celebrate exceptional examples of the everyday to remind us just how lucky we are to live the life we do. Take dogs, for example [...] continue reading

How coffee blends lie and steal your joy

About two years ago I wrote an article defending single origin espresso. My thesis was simple; blends can be great, but Single Origin coffees can be better. Firstly because they have the power to surprise you and, secondly, because they aren’t limited by the preconceptions of the blender. In this piece I will be a [...] continue reading

An illustrated step-by-step guide to home espresso prep

TAvoid those all-too-common schoolboy errors, and see your home espresso quality soar. You can learn all the skills needed to pull a mediocre espresso shot in about half an hour, but being able to produce that elusive God-shot is a lifetime’s pursuit. We’ve put together a few helpful tips to spur you on towards coffee [...] continue reading



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Cape Town free deliveries - includes the city bowl, Atlantic seaboard and most of the southern suburbs contact us for more information.