New Kids on the Block: Big Bay Beach Brew

Wednesday, 18 August, 2021

Big Bay, Cape Town. An iconic view and a new coffee company to get your tastebuds into: Welcome to the jungle, Big Bay Beach Brew!

If anyone has ever been up the beautiful West Coast, you get that feeling of adventure and freedom. The winding road connecting you to beautiful beaches, in-between the wildflowers (during spring), game reserves, and to top it off the beautiful back drop of Table Mountain. It just shouts beauty, adventure, and freedom!

So it's very fitting that one of our coffee community's most loved hard-rocking sons, Roan Muntingh from Ultimate Water and Daniela Toth, a marketing and branding guru, have teamed up to bring you one of the coolest new brands in the business!

Roan has long been part of the coffee community in SA, working with his dad, Andre at Ultimate Water for many years - as sponsors of SCASA events, and more recently the SA AeroPress Champs and also Creative Coffee Week in 2021.

Big Bay Beach Brew started out as an idea after Roan realized during lock down of 2020, he missed a good cup of coffee and did not know how to get his hands on freshly roasted coffee beans. With limited resources, he started off roasting coffee beans in a cheap popcorn air popper, which forced him to research and teach himself about roasting coffee. Exactly like the famous Afrikaans saying “Boer maak ‘n plan”.

How good does this look?

He eventually moved onto a benchtop roaster which allowed him to perfect and easily duplicate roasts.

As he started perfecting the coffee roasts, he also started to pair them with different brew methods. Daniela being the taste tester, now has her favourite blends with her preferred brew method, thus resulting in Roan having to become the “home barista”.

Hi Daniela! Nice t-shirt!

After many tastes testers Daniela grew a passion for specialty coffee, especially exploring drinking coffee with milk alternatives.

"BUT we are not just any coffee company, our goal is to focus on specialty coffee and helping other coffee enthusiasts become their own “home/ adventure barista” with manual brew methods, such as French Press / Aeropress / Pour-overs etc. Learning how to make a great cup of coffee at home is so rewarding. The skill of making the perfect cup of coffee is a cherished skill. Not only will you take great pride in your caffeinated creations, but you will also be able to show off this skill with friends and family."

The Big Bay Beach Brew imagery is very cool! Check out the full graphics on their Insta

BBBB are passionate about the outdoors too! Most of the products they offer on their site are aimed for adventure! Whether it’s on a hike, camping, on the beach, or even in your home/office. The crew want to cater for everyone who loves to enjoy coffee anywhere and anytime of the day.

Check out the range so far :  3 single origins and 1 blend.

  • Ethiopian Guji – Sweet Fruits, Caramel, Mild Acidity, Vanilla Spices
  • Tanzania Mbeya – Caramel, Lime, Cherry Notes, Medium body
  • Brazil Cerrado -Dark Chocolate, Peanuts, White Sugar, Creamy body
  • West Coast Blend (66% Brazil / 33% Tanzania) – Chocolate, Nutty, Subtle Fruitiness, Full body

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