red espresso® is a delicious full-flavoured espresso made from pure Rooibos tea. Naturally caffeine-free, with powerful immune-boosting antioxidants, it is the healthiest alternative to coffee that can be enjoyed on its own with honey or as a cappuccino or latte when added to milk. It also makes a deliciously healthy homemade iced tea.

red espresso® is a great choice for coffee drinkers looking to cut down on caffeine, tea lovers wanting to enjoy tea in a sophisticated new style, health-conscious people seeking a choice of healthy café style drinks, and moms who are pregnant or nursing or looking for healthy, delicious drinks for their whole family to enjoy.


Product information:

  • 100% natural, pure Rooibos tea
  • Winner of 5 global awards for giving people a choice of healthy café culture
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Contains 5x more antioxidants than green tea and 10x more antioxidants than traditionally brewed Rooibos tea
  • red espresso® Nespresso compatible capsules are 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • red espresso® premium espresso ground Rooibos tea is pre-ground and easy to make in an espresso machine, stovetop espresso maker, French Press or filter coffee machine
  • Makes a range of deliciously healthy hot and cold Rooibos drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos, iced teas, smoothies, milk shakes and more
  • Product of South Africa
  • Non GMO

Health Benefits

red espresso® is made from pure, highest quality Rooibos tea. It is sourced directly from single estate farms where it is grown slowly, at highest altitude, and as close to nature as possible.

It is naturally caffeine-free and sugar free and, owing to its unique patented cut and espresso method of preparation, has 10 times more antioxidants than traditionally-brewed Rooibos tea, and five times more than green tea!
 
Rooibos tea is believed to:

  • Help soothe headaches
  • Have a relaxing effect on the central nervous system
  • Alleviate insomnia and irritability
  • Help boost the immune system
  • Promote heart health
  • Act as a digestive aid
  • Help with the relief of stomach cramps, ulcers, nausea, heartburn and constipation
  • Have antiallergenic and anti-asthmatic properties
  • Contain no oxalic acid and is therefore a good choice for those prone to kidney stones
  • Have low tannin, so is not bitter tasting like other teas. It also means that absorption of iron and proteins into the body is less affected, making it particularly good for pregnant women and people who are anemic
  • Is inherently sweet, low in calories, and can be enjoyed without sugar – making it an Ideal choice for diabetics or people on calorie-restricted diets.

How to Make

red espresso® is ready-to-use and easy to make at home using most coffee appliances:
espresso machines, stovetop espresso makers, Nespresso machines, French Press and filter coffee machines.

Visit http://www.redespresso.com for detailed instructions or watch these videos:

Videos: We recommend that you embed our YouTube “how to make” videos onto your site:

YouTube links:
How to make red espresso® using your espresso machine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiG-jmmxsBc

How to make red espresso® using your Nespresso machine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDaBAPCLNxI

How to make red espresso® using your French Press:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5DP8IZN5mo

How to make red espresso® using your stovetop espresso maker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj-ACI-14w0

Recipes

From café-style drinks to chai, hot chocolate, homemade iced teas, smoothies and milk shakes, there’s a red drink for everyone and every occasion. Enjoy the taste of red espresso®’s deliciously bold, rich Rooibos – the way you like it.

red espresso® is ready-to-use and easy to make at home using all coffee appliances:
espresso machines, stovetop espresso makers, Nespresso machines, French Press and filter coffee machines.

Here are some of our more popular red drinks recipes. For more recipes visit www.redespresso.com:

RED CAPPUCCINO®

Recipe

  1. Make red espresso®
  2. Add equal parts steams and foamed milk
  3. Serve with honey and cinnamon

Also tastes great with soy, almond or coconut milk


RED LATTE®

Recipe

  1. Make red espresso®
  2. Add steamed milk
  3. Cap with foamed milk
  4. Serve with honey & cinnamon

Also tastes great with soy, almond or coconut milk


CHAI RED LATTE®

Recipe

  1. Make red espresso® chai on your Nespresso machine
  2. Add steamed milk
  3. Cap with foamed milk
  4. Serve with honey & cinnamon

Also tastes great with soy, almond or coconut milk


FRESH RED® ICED TEA

Recipe

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Add 2/3 apple juice
  3. Make red espresso®
  4. Fill the glass with 1/3 red espresso® poured over the ice & apple juice
  5. Garnish with fresh mint

Also tastes delicious with pear, peach, grape, cranberry and pomegranate juice

Product Range

All red espresso® products are naturally caffeine free, sugar free, and made with only the best quality Rooibos tea.

5.1 THE ROOIBOS FLAVOUR COLLECTION - Nespresso® compatible capsules

The red espresso® Rooibos Flavour Collection is:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • naturally caffeine-free
  • sugar free
  • rich in powerful antioxidants

ORIGINAL 

The anytime espresso for everyone

A delicious full-flavoured espresso made from pure Rooibos tea. Add to milk for a red latte® or red cappuccino® or pour over ice and fruit juice for a homemade iced tea.

Naturally caffeine-free with zero sugar and only the goodness of Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night.

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • Premium Rooibos tea
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than regular Rooibos tea
  • Great alternative to coffee
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Great-tasting health: red espresso®’s unique flavour is naturally sweet with slightly earthy
    undertones. It is rich and bold, with a full-bodied, well-rounded mouth-feel and a
    refreshing, clean finish
  • Add to any milk of your choice for a delicious red cappuccino® or red latte® (try soy, almond or coconut milk too)
  • Pour over fruit juice and ice for a deliciously healthy fresh red® iced tea

SPECS & STORAGE:

  • 10 capsules
  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Halaal- and Kosher-certified

VANILLA

Everyone’s favourite

A luxurious blend of award-winning Rooibos tea infused with creamy vanilla flavour to create a rich, velvet vanilla red latte® when added to milk.
Naturally caffeine-free with zero sugar and only the goodness of Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night.

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • Premium Rooibos tea infused with creamy vanilla flavour
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than regular Rooibos tea
  • Great alternative to coffee and other sugar based drinks like hot chocolate
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Add to any milk of your choice for a delicious vanilla red latte® (try soy, almond or coconut
    milk too)

SPECS & STORAGE:

  • 10 capsules
  • Halaal- and Kosher-certified
  • Store in a cool, dry place

CARAMEL

Who needs dessert?

A heavenly blend of award-winning Rooibos tea infused with creamy caramel flavour to create a luxuriously rich caramel red latte® when added to milk.

Naturally caffeine-free with zero sugar and only the goodness of Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night.

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • Premium Rooibos tea infused with creamy caramel flavour
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than regular Rooibos tea
  • Great alternative to coffee and other sugar based drinks like hot chocolate
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Add to any milk of your choice for a delicious caramel red latte® (try soy, almond or coconut milk too)

SPECS & STORAGE:

  • 10 capsules
  • Halaal- and Kosher-certified
  • Store in a cool, dry place

CHAI

The best part of your day

An exotic blend of award-winning Rooibos tea infused with fragrant chai flavour to create a rich, creamy chai red latte® when added to milk. Naturally caffeine-free with zero sugar and only the goodness of Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night.

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • Premium Rooibos tea infused with exotic chai flavour
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than regular Rooibos tea
  • Ideal for chai drinkers looking for a new and healthier chai experience at home
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Add to any milk of your choice for a delicious chai red latte® (try soy, almond or coconut milk too)

SPECS & STORAGE:

  • 10 capsules
  • Store in a cool, dry place

INTENSO

A sophisticated taste

red espresso® Intenso is made from a special selection of award-winning Rooibos tea to deliver an espresso of exceptional strength. Powerful and intense in character, yet well-rounded and balanced with a rich and creamy texture.
 
Designed to make the perfect espresso with a thick rich crema, Intenso is for the Rooibos connoisseur who likes their red espresso® a little stronger. Intenso can also be used to make the famous range of red espresso® café drinks. Simply add steamed milk for a red cappuccino® or a red latte® or add fruit juice and ice for a freshly prepared iced tea.

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW:

  • 100% compatible with all Nespresso machines
  • Premium Rooibos tea
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Sugar free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than regular Rooibos tea
  • Great alternative to coffee
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Add to any milk of your choice for a delicious red cappuccino® or red latte® (try soy, almond or coconut milk too)
  • Pour over fruit juice and ice for a deliciously healthy fresh red® iced tea

SPECS & STORAGE:

  • 10 capsules
  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Halaal- and Kosher-certified

5.2 PREMIUM ESPRESSO GROUND ROOIBOS

red espresso® premium espresso ground Rooibos tea is carefully ground under patent to deliver a delicious, full-flavoured espresso layered with a golden crema. It is naturally caffeine-free and loaded with healthy antioxidants. Whether in your café, restaurant or at home, it is ready-to-use and easy to make using any coffee appliance:

  • Pre ground and ready to use (no grinding necessary)
  • Easy to make in all coffee appliances: espresso machine, stovetop espresso machine, French Press, filter machine
  • Available in a bulk 1kg bag (71 servings) or a 250g bag (20 servings)

GOOD FOR YOU TO KNOW

  • 100% natural, pure rooibos tea
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants: 5 x more than green tea; 10 x more than traditionally-brewed rooibos tea
  • No additives, colourants or preservatives
  • No sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Great alternative to coffee
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Makes a range of deliciously healthy hot and cold red drinks
  • Great-tasting health: red espresso’s unique flavour (which does not taste like coffee) is naturally sweet with slightly earthy undertones. It is rich and bold, with a full-bodied, well-rounded mouth-feel and a refreshing, clean finish.

SPECS & STORAGE

  • Halaal- and Kosher-Certified
    Store in a cool, dry place. Keep sealed. Do not refrigerate.

5.3 PREMIUM WILD BLOSSOM HONEY

The signature ritual to how best to enjoy a healthy red cappuccino® or red latte® is with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

The red espresso® premium wild blossom honey is badger-friendly and made from nectar collected from bees that pollinate the flowers in the same special area where the red espresso® Rooibos is grown.

Available in convenient 8g sachets and 340ml squeeze bottles.

Awards

red espresso® has won 5 global awards for pioneering healthy café culture.  

Food Review / Symrise New Product of the Year 2006     (SOUTH AFRICA)

In October 2006, red espresso® earned top honour by winning Best New Product in the 2006 SA Food Review / Symrise New Product Competition. “Putting a sophisticated spin on an old stalwart and taking [Rooibos] to a whole new level” was the unanimous response from SA Food Review’s adjudicating panel, who, after year-long deliberations, awarded red espresso® first prize in the competition. Held annually, the competition aims to recognise and reward the “spirit and realization of new ideas and invention” imperative to South Africa’s food and beverage industries
– honouring not only innovation, but also the marketing skill essential to complete the product package and motivate consumer loyalty.

“As a start-up, to compete against world-class, national companies with strong reputations and fantastic innovations is a true honour for us, and to win is an incredible feat,” says red espresso® Managing Director, Pete Ethelston. “This award is recognition of our whole team and a reflection of everything it takes to launch the world's first tea espresso – from innovation to branding, logistics to sales. By fusing two global trends, health and café culture, we have created a unique beverage category which fulfills a growing need amongst consumers.


Best New Product – Specialty Beverage – SCAA 2008/9     (USA)

South African innovation red espresso®, the world’s first tea espresso, earned the specialty coffee market’s highest honour by winning “Best New Product” in the Specialty Beverage category at the world’s largest coffee show, the SCAA Specialty Coffee Association of America's 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition, held in Minneapolis from 2 - 5 May 2008.

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is the world-renowned trade authority on specialty coffee and conducts the competition as part of its annual conference and exhibition. In 2008, the SCAA assembled 7,300 specialty coffee professionals from more than 40 countries. The international conference featured the Coffee of the Year Competition, the United States Barista Championship, and more than 850 exhibit booths spotlighting the latest, most innovative and premium coffee products available. Only six products won blue-ribbon awards at the show – with red espresso® being one of them. red espresso® made history as being the first tea to win in the specialty beverage category, as well as the first South African company to win an SCAA award.


Top 10 New Product – World Tea Expo – 2008     (USA)

Out of 220 new product entries, red espresso® was selected as a Top 10 Best New Product at World Tea Expo, held in Las Vegas in June 2008. No official winner was chosen.


IUFoST Global Food Award for Product Innovation 2008     (CHINA)

In October 2008, red espresso® was awarded the Global Food Award for Product Innovation at the IUFoST (International Union of Food Science & Technology) Global Food Industry Awards, which took place in Shanghai, China. IUFoST (International Union of Food Science & Technology) is the global scientific organisation representing and linking 200 000 food scientists and technologists. At this year’s awards, adhering bodies from 72 countries were asked to recommend local industry candidates for awards across three categories, including product innovation.


red espresso® was nominated by SAAFoST (South African Association for Science & Technology) for its technical innovation of pioneering the world’s first tea espresso and, out of 10 shortlisted entries from around the globe, won first prize. This global recognition of our technical innovation in the beverage industry is testament to what red espresso® stands for: a truly unique, special and world-class product.


Sunday Times Marketing Excellence Awards – Rising Star of the Year 2009  (SOUTH AFRICA)

In March 2009, Monique Ethelston, Global Marketing Director for red espresso®, was voted Rising Star of the Year in the prestigious Sunday Times Marketing Excellence Awards.

Held annually, the Marketing Excellence Awards is considered the most sought-after accolade in the marketing industry. The awards are said to “recognise and reward the marketing discipline in the South African boardroom in its many facets and all that comprises a great marketing campaign, including image, innovation, creativity, pricing and distribution – the complete ambit of the marketing mix.” A prestigious, high-level business council including Sir Paul Judge, a leading marketing luminary in the United Kingdom, oversees the awards.

What is Rooibos

The wonder plant of Africa

In the strictest sense, Rooibos is not a tea but an herbal infusion, or tisane. It is a staple in the homes of South Africans and, in recent decades, has become increasingly popular globally for its caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich and calming properties, as well as its unique, inherently sweet and earthy taste.

The tea/tisane itself comes from a plant called Rooibos (scientific name: Aspalathus linearis), which is a shrubby legume that grows only in the mountainous Cederberg region of the Western Cape of South Africa, and nowhere else in world.

Over 300 years ago, the local San tribe were the first to discover the healing benefits of the delicious tea made from the Rooibos plant. They cut the plant’s fine, needle-like leaves, bruised them with hammers and left them to dry in the sun. When cut and fermented, the leaves of the Rooibos plant turn a rich red colour, and it is this distinctive colour which led to the Afrikaans name ‘rooibos’, meaning “red bush”.


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