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February 11, 2019

The great thing about being a coffee judge is that it gives you power...

May 24, 2018

THE SON OF A DOMESTIC WORKER, Cheslin Grobbler (24) grew up in Wellington, a town in South Africa’s winelands challenged by poverty, unemployment, substance abuse and other social problems. Here he tells SUSAN BENTLEY from This Life Magazine (www.thislifeonline.co.za) about his turnaround from hustler to entrepreneur and encourager of others…

Cheslin Grobbler: ‘...

April 6, 2018

A world first botanical micro-brewery in Cape Town...

If you are visiting Scotland any time soon, whether to see family and friends or for sightseeing, or perhaps both, there will come a time when you will be in need of a little sustenance and rest.  There is nothing like a good coffee shop to recuperate and recover, or to catch up with your friends and family. 

Here are my top suggestions for coffee shops in...

June 20, 2017

"The Bella Ev Ottoman Coffee House Garden will be closed over the winter season. We look forward to re-opening the garden when the rain subsides, and the Ottoman effigies wait to welcome guests once more. During this chilly time we welcome guests to enjoy an Ottoman coffee and cake on our enclosed front Ottoman Veranda (Friday - Sunday). Fresh imported Turkish...

A well-brewed cup of coffee is a beautiful thing – there is nothing that quite compares to a what some may aptly call the ‘perfect cup’.

The aroma of freshly-brewed coffee is simply hypnotic. It can conjure up the best memories, it can wake you up, or it can give you time for reflection.  Most people happily get their quick fix in a coffee shop. However, it cann...

June 14, 2017

Heaven Coffee is one of those little hide away places that you just kinda stumble on in the centre of town.  Some plants and an Origin umbrella alerted us to something interesting happening at the historic Central Methodist Mission church on Greenmarket Square.

We climbed the steps and found Mondli Mahamba nestled in the vestibule of the church. A beautifu...

May 8, 2017

We found The Ottoman Coffee House by chance, but what a lovely chance. Someone shared an Instagram photo; we searched for the place and found ourselves one surprisingly chilly summer morning standing outside the Bella Ev Guesthouse.   Three magical rings of the bell brought the delightful Kerime to the door and we were ushered into the cocoon of Arabian dreams...

April 12, 2017

Wayne Oberholzer, two-time South African Barsita Champion (2012 & 2015) and SA Cup Taster's Champion, is someone you take seriously when he starts talking about coffee.

Wayne has quite a coffee history, having worked his way up through the ranks of Origin and Deluxe Coffee and having travelled to exotic parts of the world in pursuit of his coffee passion. He now...

April 3, 2017

Situated near the entrance to the Noordhoek Farm Village is The Village Roast. A little thatch building with a little wooden deck. Inside you'll find Guy Chasten and his team roasting and serving fresh coffee to the locals.

After leaving the IT industry almost 10 years ago, Guy bought himself a coffee trailer and set up each morning at the BP garage in Noordhoek...

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