Origin Coffee Roasting



Origin was started by Joel Singer in 2006. He wanted to offer South Africans exceptional, quality roasted coffee from around the world. Ten years later, this pursuit continues.

Origin supplies some of the finest cafes, restaurants and hotels in South Africa.

Joel and his team are passionate about coffee. From the sourcing of green beans to precise roasting, blending, grinding and pouring of coffee. Benefitting from preferential relationships with some of the world’s leading quality coffee farmers, Origin is able to source the world’s finest coffee beans. All of our green beans have been grown, harvested and processed by growers who have been selected for their immense passion and dedication to quality.

A choice of the finest coffee is roasted at Origin and we focus on ensuring we have the widest selection of single-origin coffees in South Africa. Artisan roasting differs from commercial roasting in that it is never done to a set formula. The skills of the roaster are essential in revealing the unique character of each coffee. We devote ourselves to a relentless process of experimentation to unlock the full potential of what our farmers would want us to achieve.

Our Barista Academy has trained over 3,500 baristas (coffee professionals) including 5 South African National Barista Champions, and we train passionate coffee lovers of all stripes. 

Take the time to visit us at Origin Headquarters in De Waterkant, Cape Town to get the full experience. You can meet the artisans, watch the roasting, sit in on a cupping session and get to taste the coffee while it’s still fresh and expressive.


from 17 reviews
"Excellent balance of theory, info., demonstration and opportunity to practice - with quality "teacher" Highly recommended for anyone who loves coffee!"
- Marian
"Would have like more information on home coffee machines per se, and recommendations regarding different brewing methods. Otherwise a great experience that whetted the appetite for coffee even further."
- Lester
"A booklet as reference may be handy. I cannot fault the presenter and the attention provided to every student. See you in three months for a review."
- Johan
"Haley was very friendly and informative, with endless patience for the group. Lots of fun and an must do for any coffee lover!!"
- Anonymous
"Excellent and professionally run course in top class coffee establishment "
- Anonymous

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