Original Ground red espresso® - Rooibos espresso tea

Our signature ground Rooibos

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.

Ideal if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee or if you prefer your Rooibos tea stronger.

Naturally caffeine-free with 10 x more antioxidants than traditionally brewed Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family to enjoy anytime of the day or night.

✓  Pre-ground
✓  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 a French Press, AeroPress and stovetop espresso maker
  Not suitable for use in super automatic machines or bean-to-cup machines
✓  100% premium Rooibos tea
  Slow grown at highest altitude as close to nature as possible
  Frequently asked questions

*free sample available for wholesale customers only - one per customer

Made from 100% Rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis).

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  Naturally caffeine-free
  A potent antioxidant boost of flavoursome tea
  5x more antioxidants than green tea
  10x more antioxidants than regular Rooibos tea
  CANSA Smart Choice
  Immune boosting
  No additives, preservatives or colorants
  Low in tannin
  Halaal and Kosher-certified

What our registered dietician has to say: "Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free and is a wonderful source of antioxidants which can help to reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The most nutritious, antioxidant-rich component of rooibos tea, however is the actual leaves. Drinking rooibos tea in the traditional way filters out the leaves and therefore only small amounts of antioxidants actually enter the hot water. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos is made from 100% rooibos tea leaves which allows you to really get all of the health benefits of this amazing tea by consuming the whole leaves in powdered form. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos can be used to make a variety of café-style beverages, such as cappuccinos, lattes or espressos and can even be used as an ingredient in desserts and smoothies."

It’s so easy to make our ground Rooibos at home on your coffee appliance. Pre-ground and ready to use.

Make it on your home espresso machine

  1. Fill the double basket with 12g (two tablespoons) of red espresso® Rooibos
  2. Make a 60ml/2oz shot
  3. Enjoy as an espresso with honey or lemon
  4. Or add foamed milk for a red cappuccino® with a drizzle of honey and a dusting of cinnamon

Not for use in automatic machines

Make it on your AeroPress

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 1 minute

Make it on your French Press

  1. Use 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso® Rooibos per cup
  2. Top with just-boiled water
  3. Stir gently and allow to brew for 2 – 3 minutes
  4. To adjust the strength add more red espresso® ground Rooibos

    Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

    1. Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso® Rooibos to expand
    2. Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 30 reviews

      In Namibia I usually drink Rooicappu but I don't know how to make it on my own. On the recipe card I find only the "normal" Rooi espresso but what exactly (+ how much of it) do I need for the Cappu?

      Lovely flavor

      Couldn’t be happier with my tea.

      Ground red espresso

      I bought this because I had tried the beverage at a coffee shop -a super rich and concentrated rooibos latte- but it wasn’t the same although I did do it on the espresso machine from a coffee shop, it was less concentrated. Maybe I did something wrong with the preparation, don’t know. Taste is really good though just not as potent.


      Original Ground red espresso® - Rooibos espresso tea

      12g really ?

      I remember having a great performance out of my Breville espresso machine. Unfortunately, the 12 g does not seem to be working well to get the red espresso crema with small pores commercial grade espresso machine such as ilisomac. Still working on the right amount.

      Thank you for your review, you are correct about the pores of your Breville basket, it works great with 12g of red espresso®. Most regular home espresso machines work best with 12g. With commercial-grade machines, the basket is bigger and we recommend using 14g red espresso®. We have the following link for you to follow our café instructions:
      There are 2 options for you to consider getting a better extraction and crema on a commercial-grade espresso machine:
      1. Try option 1 on the card and use the regular double filter basket and manually pre-infuse
      2. Consider purchasing our RCP™ filter basket, which was designed for better extraction on commercial espresso machines. We developed it to work similarly to the Breville basket. Its got fewer holes that are smaller. This helps develop a better flavour extraction and better crema. We do recommend with Commercial-grade machines that you use 14g of red espresso® to start. We hope this helps!

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