Last Thu eve I paid The Woodstock Foundry a visit once again.. I was there last year for their “open house” and it was amazing to see all the creatives which have found a home there. This time I was there for the launch of TRIBE Coffee Roasting‘s all new, uber trendy, café and roastery.
Who is TRIBE? Founded back in Oct 2010, they started with loads of passion for a great cuppa and a dream of giving people a true coffee experience. They’ve come from pretty humble beginnings, renting time on other roasters and blending & packaging in the aparment they lived in, and they’ve developed & grown to now being able to open this beautiful space in Woodstock.
Jake Easton, Bradley Juter and Kate Nero are the “trailblazers” behind TRIBE Coffee. They have a shared passion for great coffee, ethical sourcing, customer service & design, and they also just seem like a really nice bunch (as you can see from this piccie over here):
Their Foundry space was designed by Rivets and Rockets with bamboo recycled set pieces from MBA Architect Design and other weird and wonderful treats for the eye. Lemme give you a quick tour:
For the launch, they invited a whole bunch of coffee lovin’ folks to come and experience the space, try their coffee, enjoy some live music, drink way too many cocktails and stuff our faces with amazing treats from Munch Box. Life’s soooo tough sometimes hey… 😉
I really loved their interesting art installation style wall outside:
Ooooh and also the Lindt chocolate and coffee pairing… Hello there chocolate samples, get into my bag!
And of course, not forgetting meeting the lovely Bertha, their beautiful coffee roasting machine:
Now let me share some more facts about the coffee:
They use locally roasted & locally sourced coffee beans, with the raw green bean being unique in single origin coffees from all over the world.
- You will be able to discover up to nine different coffee beans from around the world including: Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Indonesia, India, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Guatemala & El Salvador.
- They will grind the beans for whichever way you drink your coffee.
- Their coffee is available in 250g, 500g and 1 kg re-sealable bags.
- And to give you an idea of pricing:
TRIBE Espresso Blend – 250g bag R55
Guatemala Chocolate Block – 250g bag R55
TRIBE Organic DECAF – 250g bag R55
TRIBE Filter Blend – 250g bag R55
Malawi Gold – 250g bag R55
TRIBE Café & Roastery’s physical address is 170 Albert Rd, The Foundry, Woodstock and they’ll be open from 7am to 4pm Mon – Fri as well as 9am to 1pm on Sat. So do go pop in and say howzit if you’re in the area. You’ll love it there.
A huge thanks to the TRIBE team as well as the team from Red Carpet Concepts for an awesome evening out in the city, and for letting me join in on all the fun & excitement.
And I can’t wait to tuck into my little prezzie:
PS, if you’re into art, do also check out the little art space in the back: