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Coffee pendants

How sweet are these little coffee pendants from Espresso Lab? The pendants are the brainchild of Helene Vaerlien and are hand crafted exclusively for Espresso Lab by local jewellery designer, Dannali Wilson. The range includes a coffee bean, coffee cup, tamper, moka pot, V60 drip filter, roaster and portafilter and are available individually for R180 […]

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Sisters are doing it for themselves in Plett!

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Escape Caffe

“What do I want to do and where do I want to live?” were the questions Lameen Abdul-Malik, owner of Escape Caffe and Nobel Peace Prize winner, found himself asking. The answers were simple enough. “Coffee and Cape Town.” His little coffee spot on Bree Street opened last September but the dream was born many […]

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Espresso Lab Microroasters

This is no ordinary lab. Vuyo shouts out from behind his equipment, ‘One last time’ and one wonders if his experiment has gone awry. Instead, Helene makes her way to the Ipod dock on a shelf nearby to start the song over. Everyone continues with his or her tasks but with a bit more bounce […]

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How to make a killer iced coffee.

If you’re one of those people who work in an office where the ambient temperature resembles that of an Inuit’s igloo then you’ll have no problem with getting your daily fix in its regular form. For those that find themselves in the sweltering summer heat, a hot cup of coffee isn’t always particularly appealing. An […]

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I Love Coffee Festival 2011

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Last minute prezzie ideas.

Having trouble finishing off that Christmas list? Here are a few ideas to help you with your last minute shopping. Abid Clever Brewer What makes this little device so clever? Unlike other coffee drippers, it has a valve on the bottom, so liquid only flows out when you either press up on the valve, or […]

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Loading Bay

Loading Bay

We think Loading Bay is hot, hot, hot and we aren’t the only ones. The New York Times recently mentioned them as one of the top twelve fashion, food and design spots to visit in Cape Town. And it isn’t difficult to understand why. Situated on Hudson Street in De Waterkant, Loading Bay is a […]

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The I Love Coffee Festival

Over 3000 coffee fans indulged in some of the country’s finest coffee last Saturday at the first ever I Love Coffee Festival held at the Neighbourgoods Market. The day started off with a rather serious chill in the air but soon warmed up to a typical Capetonian pseudo-winter’s day, which brought out the masses. Playing […]

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