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East London

Coffee Company

In addition to being an active, online coffee shop, where are we located?

Our roastery, warehouse, showroom office and training centre is located at Shop 11, The Hub, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The roastery, along with our brand new coffee machine and equipment showroom, is open from 08h00 to 16h30 daily, Monday to Friday and 08h30-12h30 on Saturdays. We are closed on Sunday and Public holidays/

How to contact or communicate with the East London Coffee team

Considering where you are right now, the simplest way is via this site. Completing the simple form on our contact us page will ensure that your communication is recorded and we will get back to you within a working day. This said, if you are interested in buying coffee, click on the hyperlink - the same applies if you want to learn about coffee machine hire or perhaps to buy your own coffee machine.   

Who are we - the East London Coffee team

Our factory team consists of our roaster and manager Alan Hawkins, Administrator Rene Van Zyl, and in the packing department, Lindikhaya Chittepo who is lo our barista. Outside the office we have our Sales Manager Stuart Galloway. We are a small tightly knit team, each if whom is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the coffee business for a while.  We are here to help and share our passion for all-things-coffee. Please send us a mail.

Legalities and administrative details

We are a registered Pty. Ltd. Company (2004). We are VAT registered and fulfil all PAYE; SARS; FICA and BBE (Level 4) requirements. We do not publish all of this for security reasons but have no hesitation in supplying this information on request.

If you’re interested in a little history, what is now our “Company” started off as a hobby. Our roastery was first located inside a garage in Beacon Bay. It wasn’t long until we out-grew this and moved to the ‘inside’ of a coffee shop. Whilst this sounded like a good idea and indeed was at first, our volumes grew to such an extent that we overpowered the coffee shop. In a coffee roastery, what one sees (the roaster) is merely the tip of the iceberg with the bulk being behind the scenes. By way of explanation, we store up to ten different green beans at most times, these arrive from all over the coffee growing regions of the world. Considering these are in 60-70 kg jute coffee sacks, we need a considerable space for this. A coffee business also required the storage of cardboard boxes; empty coffee bags; labels; coffee machines; cups and lids and a whole lot more.