The Pot of coffee at the end of the Desert: Two Beards Coffee Roasters

Monday, 24 February, 2020

Words and photos by JoNo and Silvana Nienaber

Our Christmas holiday road trip took us through Swakopmund – Namibia, where the cold Atlantic meets the hot desert sand, the last place we expected to find the best coffee in Africa.  The Two Beards Coffee Roasters, found on the outskirts of Swakopmund feels like it belongs on the streets of Brooklyn -from the design of the interiors to the incredible coffee menu.  

It started as a hobby for Roy with a lifelong passion for coffee which then became the family business when his son Mark decided to leave corporate life of chemical engineering and add science to his father’s passion.  These two bearded gents, combining the one’s passion and the other’s science are creating the most incredible coffee around….

We were very fortunate to have a private coffee tasting with Mark from which we walked away with a wealth of knowledge and experienced incredible single origin coffees.  Not only do they serve the straight up flat whites and lattes but the barista has his own experimental corner so if you are inclined to indulge yourself or try something new, there is an entire page in the menu for ‘something different’ – I had the Honey & Ginger coffee… life-changing.

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