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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...

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: Coffee roasting and the battle between darkness and light

“May I have that in a dark roast please?” is a bit like asking the hotel kitchen if it would kindly burn your toast...

David Donde: A potted history of coffee retail in SA

In the beginning, coffee retail was based on the concept of the Viennese coffee house. And all was good. If you wanted a cream...