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Arn-I & Coffee

The Best of Cape Town has joined forces with jazz musician, Arn-I, for a three-day journey into the worlds of coffee and music. The first gig kicks off at Origin today at 1pm and will include a closer look at the intricacies of coffee and its history. If you can’t make today’s gig, Arn-I will […]

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Bread Milk & Honey

Bread Milk & Honey

If you find yourself strolling around town, do yourself a favour and pop into Bread Milk & Honey on Spin Street. I say strolling because it is better to stroll here, since it’s unlikely you’ll get parking in close proximity to this spot. This may seem like a bad thing in most circumstances, but it’s […]

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Cup of Excellence tasting at Origin

The Cup of Excellence is referred to as the Oscars of coffee and it was at a tasting hosted by Origin on Tuesday that we were introduced to a few of the competition’s stars. Founded in 1999, the Cup of Excellence is a highly prestigious competition that aims to recognise and reward the very best […]

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Hey, hey! It’s our Birthday!

Today is pretty damn special. Not because Kim Yun-Jung, the Korean beauty who won Miss Universe in 1996, and Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise celebrate their birthdays today. Please note that although it also happens to be William Shatner’s birthday today, Captain Kirk has his own birth date, seriously, look it up. Today is […]

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I Love Coffee Festival 2011

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Ile de Pain, Knysna

The first thought that comes to mind when one mentions ‘Knysna’, is oysters. It is a conditioned response we are all familiar with and for good reason. That is unless you have experienced the slice of coffee and bread heaven that is Ile de Pain. One visit and your inner Pavlov’s dog will never be […]

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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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Jose Vilandy

Jose Vilandy works his magic at Origin. In 2008 he claimed both the Western Cape regional and South African Barista Champ titles. Originating from Angola, he mentions how his father was involved in coffee plantations there. Coffee is in my blood. His love affair with coffee wasn’t at first sight but rather caused by another […]

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Meet LJ

Lovejoy, or LJ as he is more affectionately known, is Origin’s coffee equivalent of The Stig. Residing from Zim, LJ joined the Origin team in 2009 after completing his training at Origin’s Barista School. He has a diploma in Hotel and Catering Management and has a fervent passion for farming. On getting involved in coffee, […]

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Oak and Vigne

If you haven’t been to Greyton, you are missing out. Just over a 100k’s from Cape Town, this town is a hub of interesting establishments. Quaint restaurants and coffee shops line the main stretch and it doesn’t take long before you notice that everything moves a fraction slower. A stone’s throw from the main road […]

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Origin

Origin

Where it all began.

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Origin on the go.

Grabbing your morning cuppa couldn’t be easier with Origin’s new ‘On the Go’ station on Strand Street. Forget trying to find parking or having to stand in a queue, you simply have to give them a buzz when you’re five minutes away and they’ll have your coffee waiting for you. The station is on the […]

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