Where to Find the Best-Tasting Coffee in Africa

Coffee. It’s the third most consumed beverage in the world. Americans consume around 400 million cups a day—that’s how awesome of a drink it is. No wonder people nowadays have their own espresso machines at home. You could even purchase one under $500! You can learn more from CoffeeChannel.com.

In the meantime, here are the best coffee shops in Africa that are worthy Starbucks competitors:

Java House


The first Java House in Nairobi, Kenya opened in 1999. Now, Java House has 36 outlets, and the company even plans to expand more across Africa. Java House is the coffee shop to go to when you’re not having a good day, and a delicious coffee is all you need to make the day great. The owner of Java House also has its pizza outlet named 360 degrees and a yogurt brand called Planet Yoghurt.

The Factory Café

This coffee spot in Durban is a famous one as well. They serve specialty coffee and offers a wide range of choices for their customers. This coffee shop serves single origin beans, and you can even order coffee that’s made in a way you wanted. Siphon. Espresso. Pour Over. AeroPress. Chemex. Name it. The Factory Café is a spacious coffee shop that will give you a surprisingly unique coffee experience. You’d definitely want to go back here.

Café Neo


If you happen to be in Nigeria, do visit Café Neo. This coffee chain offers 100% Arabic coffee. They even hired a Rwandan coffee specialist to train their employees. This shop targets high-end customers and aims to take over Nigeria before the popular Starbucks does.

Vida E Caffe

This café has 72 branches in South Africa. It’s similar to Starbucks since it has mini locations inside shopping centers and major supermarkets as well. Vida E Caffe also has stand-alone storefronts. It offers coffee similar to Italian coffee shops—they have paninis, espressos, and more. You can even get benefits for being a loyal customer. Employees here sing a chant every time they receive a tip.

Bean There Coffee

The Bean There Coffee company is known for their healthy relationship with coffee farmers. It’s even South Africa’s first roaster of Certified Fair Trade coffee. They get their coffee from all over Africa and roast it at their own 44 Stanley Coffee Shop in JHB. Bean There Coffee is committed to their work, which is why you’ll find their shop a joyful spot to be in if you’re a coffee lover. The café offers a warm ambiance that will make you relax. Want to grab a tasty coffee you won’t forget? Visit their 44 Stanley coffee shop.

Truth Coffee


Currently in South Africa? Order your cup of joe in Truth Coffee! It’s been named as one of the best coffee shops on the planet by Telegraph.co.uk. Truth Coffee has a playful interior with metal piping and funky furniture. You’ll even find vintage items like old sewing machines, vinyl booths, typewriters, and candlestick telephones. If you want to take a sip of an excellent coffee at a reasonable price, then you better go to the Truth Coffee.