I was recently in Joburg for a wedding and had heard via Social Media that there was a new roastery open in Parkhurst called Urban Grind. If i’m honest I thought it was a coffee shop as well but on arrival learned that Urban Grind is all about roasting good quality coffee and educating people about what good coffee tastes like.
Owned by previous SA Barista Champ Wayne Burrows, Urban Grind is a coffee lovers mecca. The retail section in the shop is stocked with a wide variety of home brew coffee makers and espresso gadgets. Aeropress, Chemex, Pour Over, Cold Drip, tampers, knock boxes, filters, grinders, and the list goes on. If you are looking to get serious about your home brew kit, I would recommend you visit Urban Grind in Parkhurst.
Wayne made us a coffee using a single origin Burundi coffee bean. I absolutely loved it! He spoke us through his tamping method, the way he pours his coffee and why he makes coffee the way he does. It was delicious. For me it was the perfect balance between the creamy milk and the sweet/fruity coffee.
Urban Grind roast coffee from all around the world. They roast almost every day so if you’re lucky you can watch the process happen while visiting. They also have a number of great coffee courses, including barista courses, coffee appreciation courses and coffee pairings. Contact them on Facebook for more details.
I really enjoyed my visit to Urban Grind. When you’re in Parkhurst next, stop by their shop on 6th Street.