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Six black owned hot beverages to enjoy

Coffee appreciation is a trend that is gaining great momentum in South Africa. Gone are the days of chicory masquerading as coffee, LOL!!

And now with the onset of the winter season we have compiled for you a list of some indulgent blends to take you through the cold weather.

We have also added two tea brands that celebrate indigenous notes.

Grinda Coffee Co

Founder: Margo Fargo


Location: Bloemfontein, Free State

The idea of Grinda Coffee Co started in mid-2018. The coffee loving Margo then consulted a few people in the consumer industry as well as existing experts in the coffee business about how she could go about launching her own coffee brew.

Monate Coffee

General Manager: Tumi Khobane

Contact: 011 548 8455 / 065 385 8455

Location: Fourways, Gauteng

Established in 2017, Monate Coffee is a proudly South African brand dedicated to producing high quality, speciality African coffee. We are committed to sourcing and roasting coffee beans from the finest Arabica producing regions in Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. Our coffee boasts unique and complex flavour profiles, ranging from fruity and sweet to rich and nutty, as well as brightness, clarity, and smooth finishes.

Vuttomi Liquids

Founder: Nonhlanhla Ditshego

Contact: 076 630 8320

Location: Houghton, Gauteng

Pretoria born and Johannesburg based, Nonhlanhla Ditshego is a woman following her dreams and working her passion. Her company Vuttomi Beverages, which develops coffees and gin crafts is taking over the hot beverages and spirits world.Her business is based in the heart of Houghton in Johannesburg.

Sihle's Brew

Founder: Sihle Magubane

Contact: 082 041 4552 / 082 041 4552

Location: Randburg, Gauteng

Sihle Magubane’s life was turned around when his adventures in coffee began a decade ago. Almost by chance in 2003 he was selected for training at the Ciro Coffee Academy, where he obtained the comprehensive International Barista Certificate through City & Guilds, an internationally accredited training body.

House of Indiza Tea

Founder: Kgaladi Thema-Sethoga

Contact: 078 633 3536

Location: Pretoria

House of IndiZA Tea is a product of IndiZA Foods which seeks to promote South African indigenous food, and ultimately African indigenous food. These are food that you find mostly in rural areas, which among others include wild fruits and herbal plants. According to the founder Indiza is an abbreviation for indigenous and Zuid Afrika.

Setsong Tea

Founder: Summer Trading

Contact: 079 967 8063

Location: Limpopo

Setšong Tea Crafters is a 100% black-owned Company comprising of youth and women. The company stimulates the economy in a collaboration with rural cooperatives from Limpopo developed by a community development organization; Siyaphila Youth Support Services.



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Editor's note

American novelist Louisa May Alcott said it best when she said “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

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