Back to Basics: Coffee Lingo - <p>Words by Ayanda Dlamini






If you’ve ever worked as a barista, you’ll know that not only do you exercise the skill to make good quality coffee. You also exercise the skill to bec...</p>

Back to Basics: Coffee Lingo

Words by Ayanda Dlamini If you’ve ever worked as a barista, you’ll know that not only do you exercise the skill to make good quality coffee. You also exercise the skill to bec...

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Indulgence at it's easiest: New Red Espresso Gourmet Hot Chocolate - <p>Now as the evenings grow ever more chilly, there are few things I can think of that are as comforting as a good mug of hot chocolate.

How did you make it when you were growing up? I went ...</p>

Indulgence at it's easiest: New Red Espresso Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Now as the evenings grow ever more chilly, there are few things I can think of that are as comforting as a good mug of hot chocolate. How did you make it when you were growing up? I went ...

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New Kid on the Block: Dough Girl, Durban - <p>Find it here: 13 Gladys Mazibuko Road (Old Marriott Rd), Essenwood 4001




What an invitation from Dough Girl!

We have always loved the sassy style of this brand and we are super excited that...</p>

New Kid on the Block: Dough Girl, Durban

Find it here: 13 Gladys Mazibuko Road (Old Marriott Rd), Essenwood 4001 What an invitation from Dough Girl! We have always loved the sassy style of this brand and we are super excited that...

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Music to Drink Coffee To feat. The Seattle Signature Blend - <p>This series fits perfectly with the release of Issue 43, which celebrates the music that moves us and how it weaves its way through our coffee lives.

By Ayanda Dlamini




Bringing together tw...</p>

Music to Drink Coffee To feat. The Seattle Signature Blend

This series fits perfectly with the release of Issue 43, which celebrates the music that moves us and how it weaves its way through our coffee lives. By Ayanda Dlamini Bringing together tw...

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Interview with Nigel Price of Drip Coffee, New York City - <p>Drip Coffee Revolution

Nigel Price pours his way into the hearts of NYC and beyond





In this cluttered world of constant stimulation, it’s always interesting to us to discover humans...</p>

Interview with Nigel Price of Drip Coffee, New York City

Drip Coffee Revolution Nigel Price pours his way into the hearts of NYC and beyond In this cluttered world of constant stimulation, it’s always interesting to us to discover humans...

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New Kid on the Block: Humble Coffee, Florida Road - <p>Humble Coffee, 262 Florida Rd



We love to see some of our favourite spots blossoming into new locations and Humble Coffee's new outpost on Florida Road in Durban is a sweet treat, made even ...</p>

New Kid on the Block: Humble Coffee, Florida Road

Humble Coffee, 262 Florida Rd We love to see some of our favourite spots blossoming into new locations and Humble Coffee's new outpost on Florida Road in Durban is a sweet treat, made even ...

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Interview: The Art of the Traditional Espresso with Alessandro Morrico - <p>Behind the Espresso Machine

The tradition of espresso machines begins and still lives in Italy.

Interview with Alessandro Morrico

This legendary piece of equipment has shaped cafe culture aro...</p>

Interview: The Art of the Traditional Espresso with Alessandro Morrico

Behind the Espresso Machine The tradition of espresso machines begins and still lives in Italy. Interview with Alessandro Morrico This legendary piece of equipment has shaped cafe culture aro...

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WIN with the Bialetti Induction Range - <p>

We know you want one!

All you have to do is watch this video and fill in the entry form below. We have one of each to give away each worth R1400, so there will be two lucky winners!



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WIN with the Bialetti Induction Range

We know you want one! All you have to do is watch this video and fill in the entry form below. We have one of each to give away each worth R1400, so there will be two lucky winners! ...

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A little bit of Rock 'n Roll with Issue 43, The Autumn Edition 2023 - <p>

We love a bit of fun! And doesn't this cover just make you smile? Music, like coffee and our favourite things sport, has the power to unite and this cover is an ode to all the lifestyle thread...</p>

A little bit of Rock 'n Roll with Issue 43, The Autumn Edition 2023

We love a bit of fun! And doesn't this cover just make you smile? Music, like coffee and our favourite things sport, has the power to unite and this cover is an ode to all the lifestyle thread...

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Cafe Focus: Iris Garden - <p>Iris Garden 
Rosebank, The Zone, Tyrwhitt & Cradock Avenue, Johannesburg

Words by Ayanda Dlamini



Iris Garden lives up to its name as it resembles the characteristics of an iris flo...</p>

Cafe Focus: Iris Garden

Iris Garden  Rosebank, The Zone, Tyrwhitt & Cradock Avenue, Johannesburg Words by Ayanda Dlamini Iris Garden lives up to its name as it resembles the characteristics of an iris flo...

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Cafe Focus: The Barn Owl Tennis Club - <p>



Welcome to the The Barn Owl at their new Mitchell Park Tennis Club location.

Ryan and the team leant into the aesthetic of the building and have created a space that looks right out of a Me...</p>

Cafe Focus: The Barn Owl Tennis Club

Welcome to the The Barn Owl at their new Mitchell Park Tennis Club location. Ryan and the team leant into the aesthetic of the building and have created a space that looks right out of a Me...

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Visiting the Rooibos Tealands with Red Espresso - <p>A little over a year ago we had the great pleasure of being able to visit the Biedouw Valley high up in the Cederberg with Pete Ethelston and Kirsty Reid of Red Espresso. And what an incredible experi...</p>

Visiting the Rooibos Tealands with Red Espresso

A little over a year ago we had the great pleasure of being able to visit the Biedouw Valley high up in the Cederberg with Pete Ethelston and Kirsty Reid of Red Espresso. And what an incredible experi...

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Cafe Focus: Jameth Coffee - <p>

James Viljoen stands behind the coffee bar, making coffee and chatting to one of the locals when we walk in. It’s an average Wednesday morning in Kloof, KZN - the sun is shining, but there a...</p>

Cafe Focus: Jameth Coffee

James Viljoen stands behind the coffee bar, making coffee and chatting to one of the locals when we walk in. It’s an average Wednesday morning in Kloof, KZN - the sun is shining, but there a...

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Cafe Focus: The Cove - <p>

Welcome to The Cove.

Located in a very busy street in the southern suburbs, this new cafe spot is impossible to miss. It is incredible how they managed to create a space that is both warm and c...</p>

Cafe Focus: The Cove

Welcome to The Cove. Located in a very busy street in the southern suburbs, this new cafe spot is impossible to miss. It is incredible how they managed to create a space that is both warm and c...

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Molten Coffee: Interview with a Sumatran Coffee Farmer - <p>The wild volcanic hills of Sumatra are home to rich soil perfect for growing incredibly delicious coffees.

Interviewer: Daniel Shewmaker

Interviewee: Triyono – Manager of Koperasi Kerinci ...</p>

Molten Coffee: Interview with a Sumatran Coffee Farmer

The wild volcanic hills of Sumatra are home to rich soil perfect for growing incredibly delicious coffees. Interviewer: Daniel Shewmaker Interviewee: Triyono – Manager of Koperasi Kerinci ...

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The Inspiring Progression of Home of the Bean - <p>Words and interview by Ayanda Dlamini


For us creatives and lovers of coffee, the Home of the Bean experience is a must. I spent a long time trying to pinpoint the correct words to describe my exp...</p>

The Inspiring Progression of Home of the Bean

Words and interview by Ayanda Dlamini For us creatives and lovers of coffee, the Home of the Bean experience is a must. I spent a long time trying to pinpoint the correct words to describe my exp...

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Cafe Focus: Naked Coffee, Seapoint - <p>Hello Naked in Seapoint!



The recognisable green tiles run throughout the decor along with slick black touches including the 3-group Black Eagle and Mythos grinders proudly adorning the tasteful...</p>

Cafe Focus: Naked Coffee, Seapoint

Hello Naked in Seapoint! The recognisable green tiles run throughout the decor along with slick black touches including the 3-group Black Eagle and Mythos grinders proudly adorning the tasteful...

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Roadside Coffee: TenTwo Coffee Truck - <p>The route between the beach and the Coffee Magazine leads past a coffee trailer I have noticed for many months, but never quite got around to trying. On a weird day this week, a meeting turned car bre...</p>

Roadside Coffee: TenTwo Coffee Truck

The route between the beach and the Coffee Magazine leads past a coffee trailer I have noticed for many months, but never quite got around to trying. On a weird day this week, a meeting turned car bre...

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A very brief history of Cafe Culture - <p>by Ayanda Dlamini


There’s something so profound about learning the history of something and knowing the stories that existed before us.The study of change over time makes living the human e...</p>

A very brief history of Cafe Culture

by Ayanda Dlamini There’s something so profound about learning the history of something and knowing the stories that existed before us.The study of change over time makes living the human e...

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2023 South African Coffee Champions Crowned - <p>

Last July, the Finalists in the disciplines of Barista Championships, Latte Art and Cup Tasters (find out more on those here) were determined at Hostex in an unusual format that combined the norma...</p>

2023 South African Coffee Champions Crowned

Last July, the Finalists in the disciplines of Barista Championships, Latte Art and Cup Tasters (find out more on those here) were determined at Hostex in an unusual format that combined the norma...

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