Ah, coffee in South Africa. It’s not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think about this beautiful country. But believe it or not, South Africa is home to some seriously good coffee. And as a self-proclaimed java addicted magazine, we are here to spill the beans on what makes South African coffee so unique (and hilarious).
First of all, let’s talk about the lingo. If you’re not from South Africa, you might be a bit confused by some of the coffee-related jargon. For example, if you ask for a “black coffee,” you’ll likely get a puzzled look. That’s because here, it’s called a “filter coffee” or the name of one of the most famous DJ’s in the world! And if you want a cappuccino, you better be prepared to specify whether you want it “wet” (meaning it comes with whipped cream) or “dry” (which refers to the amount of foam).
But the real gem of South African coffee culture… The “
rooibos cappuccino.” That’s right, folks. We take our beloved local rooibos tea and turn it into a frothy, milky beverage that’s surprisingly delicious. It’s like a cappuccino, but with a South African twist. And let’s be real, anything with the word “cappuccino” in it is worth trying.
Now, let’s talk about the cafes themselves. South Africa has some seriously cool spots, from trendy urban cafes to quirky, off-the-beaten-path joints. And they all have one thing in common: a serious love for coffee (and, in some cases, really good cake).
coffee shop container
But what sets South African coffee shops apart from the rest? The fact that they’re often housed in some pretty unexpected places. You can have enjoy a cuppa in a shipping container, a converted barn, and even a restored vintage bus. And each time, you will be blown away by the creativity and ingenuity of the owners that makes us truly who we are as a nation.
Of course, no article about coffee in South Africa would be complete without mentioning the most important aspect: the coffee itself. And let me tell you, South African coffee does not disappoint. We’ve got some seriously talented roasters who are doing some amazing things with beans from all over the world. Whether you prefer a strong, dark roast or a lighter, fruitier blend, there’s something for everyone here.
So if you find yourself in South Africa, do yourself a favor and seek out some of the amazing java spots we have to offer. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try a rooibos cappuccino. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite drink.
In conclusion, South African coffee is a unique and delightful experience that is worth seeking out. From the quirky coffee shops to the unexpected twists on classic beverages, there’s something for each and everyone. So come for the wildlife, stay for the coffee. And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite drink (or a new way to spell “filter”).
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