AT ROSETTA ROASTERY WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT COFFEES THAT ARE AS UNIQUE AND CHARACTER-FILLED AS THE PEOPLE WHO DRINK THEM. WE SOURCE SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEES FROM SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA, MICRO-ROASTING EACH ONE TO BEST PRESENT ITS UNIQUE PERSONALITY.
GREAT COFFEE IS BEST ENJOYED FRESH AND AT LEISURE, WHICH IS WHY WE DELIVER TWICE WEEKLY AROUND CAPE TOWN FOR FREE, AND COURIER NATIONWIDE.


And the winner is...MISS COLOMBIA!!! Uh, ahem, I mean...ROSETTA ROASTERY

During the middle of last year, we were nominated as one of HOUSE & LEISURE's Top 5 Cafes in South Africa. We were pretty chuffed about this accolade, until we remembered the immortal words of the great NASCAR driver, Ricky Bobby: "If you're not first, you're last."

Spurred on by this sober reminder, we asked you to vote for us in order to assure that we became the former, rather than the latter. And vote you did! (even if you didn't, a lot of other folk did, so you can relax) The result of all the clicking, link-forwarding, and social-media-posting from you all (excluding you, guy-who-didn't-vote) was that WE WON! Rosetta Roastery is now officially HOUSE & LEISURE's "Best Cafe in South Africa".

So now that you have put us into first place, you may as well pop on down and enjoy the status of knowing that you voted for us before we were cool.


What is operation cherry red (ocr)?

Over the last decade, FairTrade has been the certification to make the most noise about fighting injustices against coffee farmers, by demanding higher prices for certified coffee. What FairTrade doesn't promise is that any of this coffee will be of a quality worthy of that inflated price. This is of course a concern for ethically minded coffee roasters, who are passionate about quality.

It is into this scenario that a champion of a different (slightly less patronising) ilk has arisen; Operation Cherry Red. Pioneered by Dutch coffee sourcer, Menno Simmons, OCR aims to guarantee higher prices for coffee (far higher than FairTrade prices) in exchange for higher quality coffee. OCR does this by investing long-term in relationships with quality conscious farmers, upskilling the farmers in the latest agricultural practises, and also improving their machinery, infrastructure, and packaging materials.

The end results are some of the most mind-blowing coffees that Rosetta Roastery has had the pleasure of roasting and serving. OCR is the perfect culmination of passion, knowledge, and community, stretching all the way across three continents, and beyond thunderdome. And that's where we as a coffee outfit want to be, investing in the future and enriching lives; not only the lives of our customers, but also the lives of those passionate producers who grow and process the coffees that we sell. By investing in Operation Cherry Red coffees, this becomes possible for us - and for you too.


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