Rooibos industry signs benefit-sharing agreement with Khoi and San

After nine years of negotiations, the South African Rooibos Council (SARC), the National Khoi-San Council and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries signed an access and benefit-sharing agreement that will see the Khoi-Khoi and San communities benefit from the commercialisation of Rooibos. The agreement is regarded as a milestone in the history of global…

Rooibos brewed to perfection at Coco Safar

If you love Rooibos, you will love the eclectic Sea Point café Coco Safar’s Rooibos teas, espressos, floats and cold brews. The on-site botanical microbrewery produces four cold-brewed sparkling Rooibos drinks lightly sweetened with 100% pure Canadian spiced maple. Rooibos espresso capsules can also be purchased; they are named after Kaapstad (red Rooibos), Stellenbosch (green…

Rooibos breaks into the $103bn global chocolate market

All over the world, master chocolatiers and candy-makers are experimenting with new flavours and textures to keep chocolate lovers interested in their products. Recently, they have turned to superfoods – such as spirulina, goji berries, reishi mushrooms and Rooibos – to make their chocolates and sweets more appealing to a health-conscious market. Adele du Toit,…