Faith Brew – About Us
Faith Brew Coffee is a micro roaster situated in Potchefstroom and was founded in mid-2017 in order to share a passion and love for coffee with the consumer. The two founders, Neels and Natasja, are artisanal roasters with a single aim of making fresh speciality grade coffee available to the everyday coffee drinker as well as the coffee connoisseur. Faith Brew Coffee’s main focus is on high-end Arabica coffee varietals with a first love for African origin beans. The name “Faith Brew” is hinting at a small step in faith to take their love and passion and share it with the world…have a cup of Faith! Neels and Natasja both have received Specialty Coffee Association accredited qualifications, all to bring you the perfect coffee.
Faith Brew Coffee is a proud sponsor member of the Specialty Coffee association (SCASA)
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Salvation Edition (Yirgacheffe)
A premium quality single origin coffee aimed at the coffee connoisseur. We use top quality Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans in the Salvation Edition, which is soft and floral with a medium body; frequently rated as some of the highest quality Arabica coffees in the world.
Revival Edition (Bourbon)
The Revival Edition aims at making coffee connoisseurs out of everyday coffee lovers. We use top quality Bourbon from Burundi beans in the Revival Edition. This bean is known for its sweet flavour and aroma with a light to medium body.
Hope Edition (Honduras - Organic)
The Hope Edition is our very first organic coffee! It is a medium bodied coffee that provides a well-rounded cup with good flavor and aroma. We use certified Organic Honduras beans grown in Central America. This one is guaranteed to delight your palate. The Honduras bean is rated SHG / EP which means the following:
- SHG (Strictly High Grown) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude higher than 1350 meters. Coffee grown at a higher altitude and lower temperature produces a slower maturing fruit and a denser bean; which creates a more desirable specialty cup; this classification is higher than HG.
- EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material
Zion Edition (Bugisu)
The dark roast jewel! We use top quality Nyasaland / Bugisu beans from Uganda in the Zion Edition, which is known for its sweet flavour and aroma with a light to medium body.
The Decaf Edition is for the coffee lover who may be sensitive to the effects of caffeine such as mothers who are breast feeding, individuals suffering from insomnia, etc. Excelso Grade gives softer and slightly more acidic taste.
Decaffeinated coffee – or Decaf in short is coffee that have had at least 97% of the caffeine removed. When carbon dioxide gas is cooled and placed under pressure, it becomes a liquid. In this state it is able to bind with the caffeine molecule in green beans as the carbon dioxide acts as a magnet. Green coffee is soaked in containers of liquid carbon dioxide until the caffeine is “soaked out”. The carbohydrates and proteins in the coffee bean are not affected and they attribute to the flavour and smell after roasting. Purity of the coffee is assured because of the extremely low boiling point of carbon dioxide. This specific coffee was decaffeinated by Coffe in Campagnie in Bremen.
Honey Brew is an exquisite and super unique coffee. It's flavours are different than anything you have tasted before. There are typical nutty hints in the aroma but also bursting with maple syrup and a tangy acidity. You are going to have to taste this to believe us.
Honey Brew comes filled with Nicaragua Matagalpa Single Origin Arabica Beans, a strictly high grown (SHG) bean originating from the Sajonia district in the Matagalpa mountains. The Arabica varietal includes Caturra and Pacamara as well as Bourbon and is grown 1100 - 1600m above sea level.
The secret lies in the processing of the coffee bean. The mucilage of the coffee cherry is sticky and slimy when the skin and fruit of the coffee bean is removed, so it is sometimes called “honey”. During the Honey Process, coffee is dried with some or all of the mucilage remaining on the parchment encasing the seed. Coffee cherries are picked, sorted, de-pulped, and then moved to drying patios or beds for various periods of time. Because there is a little bit of fermentation happening in the short amount of time it takes for the mucilage to dry, coffees processed in this way feature a little more acidity than washed coffees.
The Faith Blend is our medium roast African – South American blend with a mild intensity with medium bitterness, full body and spicy after taste.
The Devotion Blend is our dark roast African blend with a bold intensity and full body. It tastes like coffee in the good old days.
The Espresso Blend is our medium-dark roast blend with a full body nutty aroma and smooth crema with a bold taste. Everybody should have a bag of Espresso Blend in the cupboard in case of an emergency kick start!
Our Flavored Coffee Range:
The Flavored Coffee Range now has 4 exciting flavors:
- Caramel Fudge
The flavors are infused into the bean which means you get the aroma and after taste...but not done with any syrups or oils so you still get the coffee goodness in your mouth.
Coffee making is as much an art as it is passion. You can’t do it on your own though and will need coffee making equipment. Where we sell ground coffee as well as beans, buying coffee in bean form remains the best as you grind fresh coffee just before you use it…you will need a grinder! We want you to enjoy our coffee as much as we do so we will make equipment available to our clients from time to time that will assist you in making the best cup of faith possible!