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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...

Anna Trapido: Eating our way out of extinction

Meat eating can be extremely destructive. The Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign has expressed concern that global meat consumption is accelerating deforestation, drought,...

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...

Dax Villanueva: Three things you need to stop believing about olive...

1. Imported oil is better than local oil The Mediterranean, especially countries like Spain, Greece and Italy, has a long heritage of olives and olive...

David Donde: Better beans – defining coffee quality

Quality sadly is too often reduced to a label printed on the front of a tin of the cheapest of instant coffees. That clearly...

David Donde: The world’s most expensive coffees

Over-priced, expensive or good value for money? As the price goes up the question becomes more relevant. Am I paying a premium for quality?...

David Donde: On sourcing the best coffee

The great thing about coffee for me, besides the pursuit of the perfect cup, is the international coffee community. As with any geeky pursuit,...

Dax Villanueva: On the SA Olive Commitment To Compliance Seal

Observant visitors will notice something in common between many wine farms, apart from the elements that constitute wine making. That is the presence of...