Assumed to have been published around 1652, this ad by Pasqua Rosee of St. Michaels Alley in Cornhill is believed to be the very first coffee ad. “THE Grain or Berry called Coffee, groweth upon little Trees…It is a simple innocent thing.” Full text below. The Vertue of the COFFEE Drink. First publiquely made and [...]
One of my most favourite places in one of my most favourite cities has to be Portobello Road in London. For anyone visiting the British capital, this magical road of vintage charm is a must-visit. Located in the cosy suburb of Notting Hill, it is a haven of gorgeous antique shops, delicious little café’s and [...]
Long Street has forever been associated with the “downtown” of Cape Town and its vibrant night life.It’s littered with eateries and bars, most of which are neither here nor there. But then you stumble upon Lola’s. A humble and somewhat understated institution, Lola’s is sometimes a little out of place wedged between all the dribble [...]
I Love Coffee contributor, Anna van Dyk, shares her thoughts on this little ‘padstal’ in the city.
Here’s a look at we what we got up to for Mandela Day. A very big thank you to Tribe, Moir’s, the Harley Davidson FCCT Club and everyone who got involved! Watch this space for the next run…
So, its more of a ride than a run..but its how we’ll be spending our 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Teaming up with Tribe and the Harley Davidson FCCT (Free Chapter Cape Town) Club, we’ll be heading out to the Roeland Street Fire Department, SA Children’s Home and the Haven night shelter to spread the [...]
Coffee and biscuits – it’s a formidable combo that has been around since coffee was first brewed. Well, maybe not that long but close enough. It is an experience in itself that affords, if even just for a fleeting moment, an escape from the deluge of work and the hustle and bustle of everyday life; [...]
A little distraction on this wintery Monday morning – bottom right is undoubtedly the Monday mascot.
Los Muertos Motorcyles. Put simply, it’s a meeting place for people who are into bikes, real bikes. Not those girly things you see on the road but rather the kind of beauty that you can stare at in a creepy way without it being inappropriate. The joint is steeped in Café Racer culture. If you’re [...]
Yes, yes, I know you’ve seen the photos of the snow, I mean hail, and heard all about just how freezing it was this past weekend but I’m going to reiterate it anyway just for those individuals, and I’m not pointing fingers here Joburg, who think us Capetonians are a bunch of sissies when it [...]
One takeaway cup a day for a year can create one ton of waste, clear 30m of forest or add 10 kg of carbon to the atmosphere. That’s the first truth. The second truth is that people are not going to stop buying coffee, even at the thought of the first truth. So, what’s the [...]
It’s Bakoven. Most Capetonians may never even have heard of it. It’s a “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” part of the Camps Bay side of the world, and Baked is just as inconspicuous as the area in which is finds itself. Owner and face of the new found gem, Zahir Mohamed, is incredibly passionate and excited about the prospects [...]
So, we’re quite excited. In fact, we’re REALLY excited. Almost overboard excited about a little something called the Cape Town Coffee Guide. You might have seen one in your local coffee spot already. Not? Then you might want to ease up a little on ogling the eye candy. The Cape Town Coffee Guide is a [...]