The Mesquite tree (Prosopis glandulosa) is one of the hardiest trees on earth. Its roots can grow up to 50 meters, seeking precious water in desert areas.
As an invasive alien tree, it can cause havoc when it takes over precious farmland.
Once a year, normally by the end of January, the beans are ready to be collected and the harvesters must work fast before the animals eat these nutritious fruits.
Harvesting is a calculated operation because we must harvest the entire year’s supply within a matter of 2 to 3 weeks.
The poorest of the poor get the opportunity to collect the beans which we purchase from them according to the weight they have collected. This helps to provide them with seasonal work and supports their local economy.
These trees only grow in the wild and are not cultivated, farmed, or nurtured in any way.
The processing plant for the Mesquite beans is in Somerset West, South Africa. The beans are stored in tightly sealed shipping containers, to keep them dry and secure.
Processing the beans is quite a challenge… We first have to clean them, and then they are slow roasted in a specialized oven at the exact temperatures to get a perfect roast, without burning the beans.
The roasted beans are milled in a two-phase speciality grinder, then blended to get a right consistency in order to be used in as many different methods of coffee brewing as possible.
The blended Mesquite Espresso is packed in specially made bags to secure shelf life.
The uniquely designed MannaBrew packaging is made from biodegradable materials, and is fully recyclable.
Rich in Flavor,
The slow roasting process brings out the natural sweetness and unique flavors of this superfood from nature.
The Mesquite Espresso has no caffeine, but the essential sugars from the Mesquite beans are known to energise and uplift, similar to caffeinated coffee, but without the negative side effects.
Also, MannaBrew will not cause acidity in the body, nor acid reflux.
The Mesquite beans are hand selected in the wild to secure consistent flavor, batch after batch.
Once you have tasted MannaBrew, everything else will taste a bit bland.