Archive | October, 2010

Field Office

So there’s the office, the home office and then there’s the Coffice. In brief, the Coffice is a place that has, among other things, – a space that is conducive to work and allows for concentration, productivity, creativity and conversation. – an above average coffee offering. – a decent connection to the interweb. – a [...]

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Happy Birthday W Cafe!

It’s Woolies Café’s 10th Birthday today and to celebrate they are offering any coffee on the menu for only 10 bucks! Join the aficionados and head to your closest W Café for a celebratory cuppa. W Café’s coffees are organic and all African. They believe in supplying high quality Arabica coffee that is organically certified [...]

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Munch

I’ve never traveled to Colombia but I imagine this escapade to resemble an expedition through the remote jungle of Sierra Nevada in search of the Lost City. Yes, that is where Sol got the idea. A small path leads you on a voyage from the main gate through a potted jungle, teeming in greenery of [...]

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Durban Barista Regional Champs

Via Cuth Bland. The Durban Regional Baristas Champs was a hit!  And you can only ever realise these things in retrospect.  The night before the competition was to start there was rain dripping on the machines, water leaking from every possible place, Alessandro Morrico (of Morrico Imports, who sponsor all the Nuovo Simonelli Espresso machines) [...]

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D’espresso Cafe is turning heads.

This New York spot turns the coffee experience it on its side, literally. Owner of D’espresso, Eugene Kagansky, approached nemaworkshop, a team of designers and architects, with the idea of creating an espresso brand and atmosphere that was both striking and unique while maintaining a connection to its location on Madison Avenue. Inspiration was sourced [...]

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SCASA – United passion for coffee.

SCASA. You’ve heard the name, but what is it all about? Udo Klotz, chairman of the organisation gave me the lowdown. This is what he had to say. In 2006, the idea arose that South Africa would need an association to represent its growing coffee industry. A year later, SCASA, which is short for ‘Speciality [...]

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Joanne Berry

Born and bred in Cape Town, Joanne Berry wasn’t always involved in coffee. Following her studies at the University of Cape Town, Joanne found herself in London, working in HR. Not particularly excited about her line of work, she and a friend decided to open their own café. They both attended the London School of [...]

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Cape Regional Barista Champs

Baristas from around the Cape gathered this week to battle it out for the title of Cape Regional Barista Champ and the chance to compete at the National Barista Championship in March. The final showdown saw six incredible baristas putting their best portafilters forward with the top spot going to coffee queen, Joanne Berry from [...]

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Feel it, it is here!

Just a reminder to get down to the Table Bay Hotel today for the first leg of the National Barista Champs. Baristas will be battling it out over the next three days to determine who will represent the Cape. The action starts at 09h00. Tweet

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Lauren’s Deli & Eatery, George

A public holiday, let alone National Braai Day, has the capacity to turn most small towns into a ghost town. So trying to find an early afternoon coffee in George last week was a task that proved to be rather tricky. Luck was on our side however and after driving around for the better part [...]

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