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Dec
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2013 – in coffee

Time for my annual coffee counting again.  And getting rid of all the empty bags.  🙂 So, in total for 2013 we (as a household) consumed 33.75 kg of coffee beans.  A whooping 6 kg more than 2012.  Of these 0.5 kg was non-Snob’s...

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Aug
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Week 34, Smits Winkel, R62 between Calitzdorp & Oudtshoorn

Something does not want me to write this post!  I had to restart my laptop at least 10 times, pictures does not want to upload, I got twice BSOD’s (Blue Screen of Death) … so here goes!  (Was WAY more relaxed at Smits Winkel!)...

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Aug
0

Week 33, Pulp Kitchen, Bellville

Pulp Kitchen.  First thing that came to my mind is the movie I watched years ago … Pulp Fiction.  I remember I had to watch it over a couple of evenings in order to finish it.  That is what I call a slow movie....

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Aug
0

Mapping my mind

Understanding my own thoughts (and mapping them) tend to be a bit of a challenge from time to time.  Being in the IT industry one always tries to find a solution for all your challenges in IT … although I have to agree that...

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Aug
0

Week 32, Schoon De Companje, Stellenbosch

It is a pity that I cannot spend a couple of weeks on a coffee shop.  Schoon De Companje is one such place.  Schoon means “beautiful” in Dutch, and that is exactly what this place is.  I would like to call it a place,...

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Aug
1

Week 31, The Blue Orange, Stellenbosch

If you ask me in the middle of the night for a place you can have a breakfast, lunch, fireplace, sun, privacy, vibe in Stellenbosch, the first place that will come up in my mind is The Blue Orange.  I have mixed feelings about...

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Jul
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Week 30, Café Paradiso, Cape Town

If I must choose some words to say what Café Paradiso is about, without using full sentences, without explaining.  Romantic, family, friends, vibrant.  Culture, cosmopolitan, Afrikaans, English, kids. Café Paradiso is in an old house on the corner or Kloof Street and Malan street,...

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Jul
0

Week 29, The Vineyard Deli, Durbanville

The Vineyard Deli is one of the coffee shops / deli / restaurant often neglected by those of us not living in the immediate area.  Whenever we drive pass there we know that we are missing out on a great place, and that we’ve...

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Jul
0

Week 28, The Open Kitchen, Stellenbosch

Another Stellenbosch gem, introduced to me by Colin, a friend and owner of Oasis Water, Stellenbosch.  A truly remarkable new coffee shop / deli / bakery that pop up in the middle of Stellenbosch, admits all the other coffee shops in the area. The...

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Jul
1

Week 27, Haas, Cape Town

Cape Town’s coffee culture is centred not around one or two coffee shops or franchises, but rather a collection of well known establishments supported by a magnitude of less known coffee shops, both individual and franchises.  I would put Haas coffee shop in the...

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