About us

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)

Want to hear more about our coffee?

Email us at info@faithbrew.com  


Our Coffee:

 

Salvation Edition (Yirgacheffe)

The Salvation Edition is a premium quality coffee aimed at the Coffee connoisseur. Inside every packet of Salvation you will find top quality Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans. This bean is known for its sweet flavor and aroma with a light to medium body. The Yirgacheffe bean is spicy and fragrant and is frequently rated as some of the highest quality Arabica coffees in the world. This coffee is from the Heirloom Arabica varietal and is grown 1800 to 1900 meters above sea level.

Revival Edition (Bourbon)

The Revival Edition aims at making Coffee connoisseurs out of everyday coffee lovers. Inside every packet of Revival you will find premium Bourbon beans from North and Central Burundi. This bean is synonymous with a full sweet floral aroma, with medium lime acidity and a good body. The Bourbon bean has a sweet after taste with hints of stoned fruit and berry flavors with a complex after taste. This Bourbon varietal is grown 1250 to 2000 meters above sea level.

Hope Edition (Honduras - Organic)

Our very first organic coffee! The Hope Edition is a medium bodied coffee that provides a well rounded cup with good flavor and aroma. Inside every packet of Hope you will find Honduras Organic beans grown in Central America.  The Honduras bean has a rich sweet aroma with hints of fruits, medium citric acidity with fruited flavors of lime and apple. It gives you hints of nuttiness and chocolate in the after-taste. This one is guaranteed to delight your palate. The Honduras bean is a mixture of Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai and Typica varietals grown 1500 to 2000 meters above sea level. 

Decaf Edition:

(Colombia Excelso Decaf CO2) – Rated 99.9% Free

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.. This bean is synonymous with mildly fruited, mild acidity with light body. There are hints of juicy fruited notes with mild dark chocolate notes in the after-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 flavor 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 Coffein Campagnie in Bremen

Honey Brew:

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.

Special Edition (Nicaragua Maragogype):

(pronounced mar-rah-go-gee-peh))

The Special Edition label is reserved for the “best of the best” or something rather unique. The Maragogype bean is exactly that. Also nicknamed “the elephant bean” it is almost double the size of a normal typica bean. 

For the discerning coffee drinker , the coffee curious and those simply interested in a satisfying and unusual cup, we present the world’s largest coffee bean! The Maragogype bean is  a spontaneous variation of the Arabica Typica grown 2000 to 2500 meters above sea level. 

This bean is synonymous with floral/ fruity notes with a Choco aftertaste coming through. There are also hints of minty notes and a nutty smell. It's really smooth to drink, it's got some sweetness with only medium acidity. It’ll taste like your drinking a cup of awesomeness every morning...but do not wait too long to buy your share as this bean is so unique and scarce, we only have limited stock

 

Our Flavored Coffee Range:

The Flavored Coffee Range now has 4 exciting flavors:

- Caramel Fudge

- Hazelnut

- Amarula

- Vanilla

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.

Equipment

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!