Coffee is more than a passion, it’s our way of life
Established on upper King St. in 2015, Springbok Coffee Roasters is a small batch, specialty coffee roaster located in downtown Charleston, SC
Owner Jason Bell at the Springbok Roastery
Family owned and operated, brothers Jason and Josh Bell got their start in specialty coffee in early 2010 at Kudu Coffee located at 4 Vanderhorst St. The shop was under new ownership and as new managers, the guys quickly realized they had a lot to learn about specialty coffee and business.
After a year in, the boys jumped on a flight to Houston to attend the 2011 SCAA Expo. It was an eye-opener as they began their formal education in the world of coffee. Over the years, in addition to barista and brewing courses, the guys would attend classes focused on coffee roasting, green coffee buying, coffee cupping & peer calibration, and more.
As the brother’s coffee journey continued, they came to the conclusion that roasting their own coffee would be the next step. With that in mind, the search for further education began and they found themselves in Waterbury, VT for a week of roasting classes with Mané Alves at Coffee Lab International.
In the spring of 2013 their beautiful little Diedrich IR-12 was delivered to the warehouse that was soon to be the Springbok roasting lab at 708 King St.
Jason took the lead at the roasting company, now Springbok Coffee Roasters, and continues to push into his coffee education. After participating in a three day technical course at La Marzocco USA in Seattle, he also attended a Coffee Quality Institute course at Balzac Brothers Green Coffee Importers, becoming a licensed Arabica Q-Grader and later received his certificate for completing the Q Processing Level 1 – Generalist at Ally Coffee in Greenville, SC.
With over a decade in the business of specialty coffee, the brothers are motivated and excited to take their coffees and their services to new levels at Springbok. We hope you will join them for the journey!