21st February 2019 Project Coffee Roastery 0

Bayhound’s ‘Project: Coffee Roastery’ Is A Go!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Bayhound is officially opening a coffee roastery!

We’re about to turn a big corner in this coffee journey. Since we started roasting from home in October 2015 using a home built coffee roaster, we’ve dreamed of opening a coffee roastery where people can come and experience coffee in Polokwane beyond the barista. We opened our coffee trailer fondly known as The Coffee Kennel a little over a year later, and the addition of our little 600g Cormorant roaster has been the way we’ve been able to engage customers in coffee.

We’re approaching the 2 year mark since we became part of the furniture here in the church garden of Taberna Dei. It’s time for the next leap: a fully fledged coffee roastery and coffee bar! We are greatly pleased to announce that we are collaborating with the fine folks at Grounded Container Cafe and Bar, and will be building our roastery there. The goal is to create a harmonious space that’s all about craft beverages.

We’re going places, but we’re not going anywhere.

Don’t worry, we’ll still be at the church as well. In fact, we have some exciting developments in the pipelines for The Coffee Kennel over at 76 Jorissen, but that’s a blog post for another day.

So WHEN is this happening?

This is a question you may be asking. Well, on Monday this week we became the proud owners of a 12m container! It should arrive in 2 weeks, at which time we will immediately begin converting it into the magical coffee space it was destined to be. In the meanwhile, we’ve already started getting to work on the interior components. The most exciting of those by far is our new coffee roaster! Thanks to the kind and generous people who contributed to our crowdfunding project last year, it is becoming a reality! Thank you again for having a hand in this journey.

Once again, of course we are doing everything ourselves—we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t. But we’re not alone. We have amazing friends who are just as excited as we are to see this project happen and we are so grateful for them being willing to pitch in and get their hands dirty.

Keep your eyes peeled,

we’ll be posting the progress of our container conversion regularly, so please follow along on our blog at our NEW WEBSITE designed by one of our crowdfunding contributors, the incredible Roelf Landman at League of Creatives. Thank you Roelf, it looks amazing!

Watch this space, the excitement around this coffee roastery is palpable! Thank you for cheering us on, thank you for being part of this, thank you for being the champions you are, we love you Polokwane.

Pieter creating molds for casting countertops

Bernie Bronkhorst takes a break from pouring his parking lot to cast our concrete sink

Concrete sink. Because everything that can be made from scratch will be.


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