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David Donde: The importance of home grinding

The question is always waiting for me like a goon in the shadows. What espresso machine should I buy for home? Well dude, your...

Dax Villanueva: Olive oil competitions

Excitement is growing among local olive oil producers as the third quarter of the year is award season during which the top olive oils...

Dax Villanueva: A Wide River of Olive Oil

No conversation about South African olive oil can take place without the mention of RIO LARGO. This olive oil is South Africa’s top award...

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...

Dax Villanueva: The Story of The Yellow Tin

If I mention the name Badenhorst, you probably think of Adi Badenhorst and AA Badenhorst Family Wines. Understandably so, as Badenhorst wines have developed...

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...

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,...

Dax Villanueva: Olive harvest 2015

Many small olive producers have already finished their olive harvest and the big producers should be a few weeks away from completing theirs. After...