What is a Coffee Bean?
A coffee bean is a fruit from the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pip inside the red or purple fruit.
This fruit is often referred to as a coffee cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit.
Coffee Beans Suppliers In South Africa
RYO Coffee was South Africa’s first dedicated Micro-lot distributor of raw coffee beans and has since branched out to include a range of fresh, pre-roasted coffee, along with a variety of the tools required to make your ultimate home, or office, coffee. RYO Coffee works with global coffee traders who understand the importance of fair and ethical trade and who appreciate the journey of the bean from its origin, to your cup.
We love single-origin coffees, so our standard range includes Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, and Nicaragua. Our signature RYO Blend has 3 single origins, roasted perfectly and individually, then blended together, We never compromise our product by including Robusta beans in order to bring the price down. We only use quality Arabica beans.
Our aim is to provide customers with a coffee experience. A coffee love affair. It’s up to each consumer to figure out what they like best. Which origin, roasted in which way (if home roasting is for you), and brewed with which homebrew tool.
Customers can buy our raw beans in brown Kraft bags and roast and blend their own coffee, or they can buy our roasted beans, packed in classy white heat-sealed, quality food grade, foil-lined bags, with a one-way release valve, and our signature ZIP LOCK, to guarantee maximum freshness once its been opened.
Our coffees are available at Spar stores in the Western cape, the most popular online retail outlets, or directly from our website. All coffee equipment sold by RYO Coffee is only available through the various online sales channels.
Does South Africa produce coffee beans?
South Africa is barely recognized as a coffee producer on the international market, and just 200 hectares of land are estimated to be used for coffee across the entire country these days.
Concrete figures are hard to come by, but it is believed that the country produces around 120 tonnes or 2000 60kg bags.
How long will 1kg of coffee beans last?
roughly 4 and a half months
With that in mind, a 1kg bag of coffee beans will last roughly 4 and a half months if you’re having just 1 single shot a day single shot. If you are a solo single-shot coffee drinker you may be better off with a 250g bag.
Does coffee expire?
Coffee beans are a shelf-stable dry good when stored in the right conditions. But, here’s the bad news: Coffee past the expiration date deteriorates, and coffee that has not been stored properly loses its flavor and freshness. Coffee lovers are finicky about quality, freshness, and taste.