R 275.00 (Incl. VAT)
Rich, full-bodied rooibos strength and flavour
Make South Africa’s much-loved red cappuccino and red latte with our signature ground rooibos. 100% premium rooibos tea that has been specially ground for use in coffee appliances, it delivers a strong, full-bodied rooibos espresso that is the base for all of our red drinks.
This 1kg bag is available to wholesale customers only (register here to apply)
✓ 100% premium mountain rooibos
✓ Slow grown on single estates
✓ Pre-ground and ready to use
✓ 71 servings
✓ Food Review Best New Product 2006 South Africa
✓ SCAA Best New Product 2008 USA
✓ World Tea Expo Top 10 2008 USA
✓ Easy to make on an espresso machine using our customised RCP basket or a standard double filter basket
✓ Also suitable for use on an Aeropress or French Press
✓ Not suitable for use in Super automatic machines or Bean-to-cup machines
✓ Also available in 8g soft pods that fit into a standard pod filter basket
✓ View our beverage portfolio for a range of hot and cold red espresso drinks recipes for your café
✓ Frequently asked questions
Ingredients Made from100% rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis). Nutritional information
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For best results Dedicate a group head and porta handle to our ground rooibos and use ourRed Crema Plus (RCP) basket.Using 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
Using a standard double filter basket
Make it on an Aeropress
Make it on a French Press
How much does delivery cost?
We offer FREE delivery on orders over R1 000 to all areas except outlying areas.
If your order is below R1 000, our delivery fees are between R65 and R95. The cost of delivery is determined by your delivery address.
If you are in an outlying area there is a delivery fee of R150 for all orders, regardless of weight. Free delivery is not applicable to your area.
Collections welcome: Feel free to collect your goods from red espresso Head Quarters in Paarl and enjoy a free red cappuccino while you wait. View map
How long will it take for my order to be delivered?
Please note that these timings are calculated from the time of dispatch, NOT from the time when the order was placed.
Red espresso strives to fulfil orders as soon as possible. Subject to availability and receipt of payment, the time it takes from when an order is placed to when it is dispatched for delivery is at most 3 working days.
For Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) no dispatch occurs until the money is cleared in our account. If you have paid via EFT, please make sure to email us your proof of payment preferably directly from your bank account on transfer to email@example.com
No fulfilment or deliveries will take place on Saturday or Sunday or any public holidays.
Red Espresso is a finely ground version of pure rooibos, which makes it possible to pull espresso shots. As a fan of rooibos and an espresso fanatic, I was excited to try this product. It delivered. I pulled several shots of espresso experimenting with dosage and tamping. Only tamp enough to level out the shot. You are not packing it like regular espresso. Because you aren’t packing the shot, don’t overfill. It just needs to be level. Red Espresso was able to deliver the rich, full, espresso-like taste with rooibos. I made shots for several rooibos fans, most of whom were not coffee drinkers, and they all enjoyed the rich flavor. It was a hit. Before completing my tests, I decided to pull espresso shots of regular rooibos tea that had not been ground as fine as Red Espresso. It was a mess and failed to yield the same rich flavor. Stick with Red Espresso. I am a fan of rooibos and espresso. Now I am a fan of Red Espresso. It brings the depth of espresso taste to rooibos. And the fact that it has no caffeine makes an ideal drink for late in the day.
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I sell mostly coffee and red cappuccinos at my markets and events. I have seen – that if I don’t provide normal teas – people LOVE when I offer Red Americanos or Red Cappuccinos as alternative to tea or decaff coffee
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Sometimes when you're around coffee all the time, your mind longs for something a little less intense !! that's why us baristas enjoy our red cuppacinnos with honey at the end of a long day.