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Café starter kit - ground rooibos tea 1kg + barista tools

R 490.58

(Incl. VAT)


The café starter kit

If you’re a café or restaurant and want to start serving our famous red cappuccino®, we’ve got all you need to get started:

  1kg ground rooibos tea
     - 71 servings
     - Halaal certified
     - Kosher certified

  1 x RCP customised basket
      - Check if it fits your espresso machine here 
  1 x 14g scoop
     - Ideal grammage for a double shot which is the basis for all our red drinks
  1 x barista recipe card
     - red cappuccino®, red latte®, fresh red® iced tea and more deliciously healthy recipes
  Point of sale
  View our beverage portfolio for a range of hot and cold red espresso® drinks recipes for your café
  Frequently asked questions



Made from 100% Rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis).

Health benefits

  Naturally caffeine-free
  A potent antioxidant boost of flavoursome tea
  5x more antioxidants than green tea
  10x more antioxidants than regular Rooibos tea
  CANSA Smart Choice
  Immune boosting
  No additives, preservatives or colorants
  Low in tannin

What our registered dietician has to say: "Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free and is a wonderful source of antioxidants which can help to reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The most nutritious, antioxidant-rich component of Rooibos tea, however is the actual leaves. Drinking Rooibos tea in the traditional way filters out the leaves and therefore only small amounts of antioxidants actually enter the hot water. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos is made from 100% Rooibos tea leaves which allows you to really get all of the health benefits of this amazing tea by consuming the whole leaves in powdered form. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos can be used to make a variety of café-style beverages, such as cappuccinos, lattes or espressos and can even be used as an ingredient in desserts and smoothies."

How to make

For best results Dedicate a group head and porta handle to our ground rooibos and use our Red Crema Plus (RCP) basketUsing a dedicated group head and porta handle prevents any coffee and tea flavours mixing. Our RCP basket ensures best extraction, flavour and crema every time by slowing the pour and removing the need to pre-infuse. Alternatively, dedicate a porta handle and rinse the group head when switching between coffee and our ground Rooibos. You can also make our ground Rooibos using your standard double filter basket and manually pre-infusing.

Using our RCP basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos (one level scoop) into RCP basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Express double shot (60ml / 2oz)

View our barista rooibos recipe card here

Using a standard double filter basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos (one level scoop) into standard double filter basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Manually pre-infuse to draw out flavour and a better crema:
  • Start expressing and stop when the pour starts
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Express double shot (60ml/2oz)

Make it on an AeroPress

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 1 minute
  5. Plunge

Make it on a French Press

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos per cup
  2. Fill with just boiled water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes
  5. Press plunger down slowly

Make it on your French Press

  1. Use 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso® Rooibos per cup
  2. Top with just-boiled water
  3. Stir gently and allow to brew for 2 – 3 minutes
  4. To adjust the strength add more ground Rooibos

Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

  1. Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso® Rooibos to expand
  2. Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate