i will not hesitate to say that i judge my choice of coffee places pretty harshly by their cover – in other words, if i don’t know anything about them or their coffee (or tea, or food, or whatever) then i will make my decision to go there, or not, based solely on their design aesthetic. to me a beautiful representation of your space, product and just general vibe totally mirrors the quality of what you’re providing.
i really liking this new local blog i love coffee
ilovecoffee.co.za is about coffee culture. the beans, the people, the places, the experience. think of it as an expedition to find the best coffee experiences SA has to offer while meeting and introducing you to the people that make it all possible.
it’s almost weekend, which means plenty of opportunity to spend hours at a cafe somewhere, drinking coffee (or gin or sangria) and talking crap. yes, let’s!
my sister in law made these, she’s from deutschland so they are genuine german tarts (i think they’re called obstkuchen …. or obsttorte? you germans might have to help me out here). either way it’s her mom’s recipe, one was of fresh strawberries and the other of tinned cherries. woooooweeeee. naturally, i stuffed my face (and had to go lie down afterward). but the best thing about them is that they’re not too sweet (as opposed to, say, lemon meringue pie) – so you don’t feel all bad for having 5 pieces.
how rad & beautiful is this? simply breakfast. i could eat breakfast for dinner, i tell you.
love this shoot by andré paul pinces
A flat white is a coffee beverage prepared by pouring the creamy steamed milk from the bottom of the jug over a single shot (30ml) of espresso, it is most commonly found in New Zealand and Australia.
= heart attack. recipe at cupcakeblog
my friends jessica & luke have just opened a new restaurant in stellenbosch (south africa) called Nook. woweeeee guys, it’s really awesome! if you’re in the neighbourhood, go go go! they have tasty coffee, pastries, cakes and obviously savoury delights, too. i designed their logo, menu etc – and also organised groovy pics for the interior.