Issue 37: Spring Edition 2021

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Issue 37 is a triumphant return to a way of life we've been dreaming about and what better way to do so than a bit of travel wanderlust.

The De Wet dynamic duo, Rechia and Dennis, have built Slowtown Coffee Roasters into a coffee business and formidable team that has become as synonymous with Namibia as the rolling, desert dunes. Read their story in our in-depth feature on them in Issue 37.

Where can you find it?

At any of our incredible Cafe Distributors, selected Spars and Exclusive Books countrywide and online here.

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What's in this edition?

Cover Story: The Slowtown Way of Life

Slowtown Coffee Roasters, born and bred in Namibia, celebrates 10 years of community and great coffee this year. We discover, once again, that behind every successful coffee business, there’s a story you need to hear and wonderful people you need to meet.

Discover: Lifers - Lost and Found in Namibia

A lifer, for any nature enthusiast or birder, is the first time you see a species and tick it off your list. Hold on to your hats folks, because Namibia has enough endemic wildlife to keep you ticking all day! Thank you to Strand Hotel, Fat Bike ToursLiving Desert Adventures, Taleni Village, Midgard Country Estate and Slowtown Coffee Roasters for all the incredible adventures. 

Roast: The Rate of Rise

The Best Roaster in South Africa was crowned during the culmination of this year’s A Shot in the Dark competition presented by Genio Roasters. Meet Frederik Dreyer of Gegrond and get to know the man behind the trophy!

Brew: The Best AeroPress recipes in the Land

The AeroPress must be one of the simplest brewing methods around, but you can also get really creative with it, as evidenced by the Top 3 recipes in the country. The Champion was recently crowned at Creative Coffee Week 2021 at the South African AeroPress Champs run in association with MoreFlavour, Ultimate Water, Bluebird Coffee Roasters and Red Espresso.

Origin: Addicted to Quality 

Discovering some of the hard-working Colombian coffee producers in this beautiful and infamous land. We had the privilege of learning some history and some in-depth processing methods from some incredible producers in Colombia and we share the specialty scene with you in this edition. Thanks to Pergamino Coffee and Sabores de Colombia.

Travel: The Wild, Wild West

Way up high on the Cape’s West Coast – along a stretch of wild country where arid scrubland collides with an icy ocean – you will discover Namaqualand in all its glory. Jacques Marais has all the hot tips for some coffees on the edge of the world.

Kick: Coming out Swinging!

There's more to The Boxer than knock-out coffee! Meet the man at the heart of this Cape Town start-up.

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