How to Brew the Best Rooibos at Home

Friday, 1 May, 2020

Last week we shared the incredible immune-boosting properties of red espresso®’s rooibos tea and discovered just how good a red cappuccino® really is for you, way beyond simply helping you avoid caffeine.

And given the positive response we got, we thought you’d be keen to learn just how quick and easy it is to brew at home, using your preferred coffee appliance. Who knew rooibos could be so versatile? Flipping amazing.

Rooibos Home Brewing Guide

Rich, full-bodied rooibos strength and flavour

Keen to brew your own red cappuccino® at home but not quite sure how to do that? It’s super easy with red espresso®’s signature ground rooibos tea that has been specially ground for use in most coffee appliances. 

Make it on your home espresso machine

  1. Fill the double basket with 12g (two table spoons) 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 semi-automatic machines or bean-to-cup machines

Make it on your AeroPress 

The AeroPress makes a smooth, rich tasting rooibos quickly and conveniently - no mess, no fuss. The AeroPress is simple, lightweight, durable and portable, making it the ideal appliance for when you are on the go, camping or backpacking. 

  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

One of the most popular ways to brew red espresso® ground rooibos quickly and easily at home is using a French Press; just like you would coffee.

  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 ground rooibos

Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

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

Make it on your Nespresso machine

red espresso® rooibos capsules are compatible with all Nespresso machines except the VertuoLine.

  1. Run a shot of water through your machine before use to rinse out any residual coffee flavours
  2. Insert 1 capsule into your Nespresso machine
  3. Express!
  4. Run a shot of water through your machine after use to rinse out any residual flavours

red espresso’s signature ground rooibos is available in a 250g and 1kg bag. Their Nespresso compatible capsules are available in 5 sugar-free flavours including chai and vanilla. Buy direct from 

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