Luxury coffee, pâtisserie and café brand Coco Safar unveiled its new botanical micro-brewery at its flagship store in Sea Point, Cape Town. It also introduced four house-brewed drinks made from botanical ingredients and “superfoods” such as Rooibos. This includes sparkling Red Rooibos and Green Rooibos and, for the craft gin lovers, Rooibos-infused House Tonic.
Worldwide, the demand for alcohol-free drinks is growing as people become more mindful of what they are drinking. The non-alcoholic beverage market is therefore experiencing unprecedented growth as health-conscious customers reduce their sugar and alcohol intake. With Coco Safar’s commitment to only sell and serve quality products made on the premises, the owners designed an in-house botanical micro-brewery to offer cold-brew coffee and Rooibos beverages to this market.
Wilhelm Liebenberg, one of the founders of Coco Safar, says they use proprietary recipes and authentic ingredients to unlock the best of Rooibos and coffee flavours in their cold-brewed beverages. The beverages contain no additives, colourants or preservatives.
Coco Safar’s Rooibos beverages are brewed for 96 hours in the botanical micro-brewery, almost like you would beer, but with no alcohol, while the coffee beverage is brewed for 24 hours. Coco Safar’s tonic water is infused with Rooibos. These beverages are bottled and also served chilled, on tap.
For Coco Safar, Rooibos is one of the most “exciting ingredients” in its new beverage line. The polyphenols in Rooibos have proven to be anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Rooibos is also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and fluoride which promote bone health. In addition, Rooibos is caffeine-free and low in tannins, which means it is the perfect drink to calm nerves.
The botanical micro-brewery forms part of Coco Safar’s flagship store at the Artem Galleria at 277 Main Road in Sea Point, Cape Town.
See video on launch of new micro-brewery here.
Find more information on Coco Safar at www.cocosafar.com.
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