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David Donde: On proper coffee extraction

An egg is probably the best analogy. Undercook it and you have a gag-inducing, cloying mess on the plate. Overcook it and the dryness...

David Donde: Advice on starting your own coffee shop

Another week, another new coffee roastery opens up in the Mother City. Like some sinister underground movement, the number swells. Welcome to the dark...

Dax Villanueva: What do wine and olive oil have in common?

Wine and olive oil may seem like two very different products but in actual fact, they have a lot more in common that you...

Dax Villanueva: Flos Olei 2016 – A Guide to the World...

The Flos Olei guide is widely recognised as the only international and multi-lingual guide to olive oil. Published in English and Italian, this guide...

Tim James: Does wine feature in the perfect mustard?

I can’t be alone in never having (till recently, that is) wondered about the etymological and historical connection between “mustard” and “must”: on the...

Dax Villanueva: Baleia – the pride of Riversdale

There is a new compulsory stop on the Garden Route. If you’re travelling on the N2 through Riversdale, just before Mossel Bay, you’ll want...

David Donde: Where is the world’s best coffee from?

Which country grows the greatest coffee? There is a question that if I got a penny for every time I was asked it, I’d...

David Donde: How to make great-tasting coffee at home

I am often asked how to make great coffee at home. Well, actually, I am usually asked “Which (overpriced) espresso machine should I buy?”. Presumably...
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