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Cape Coffee Beans Podcast
Dive deep into the world of South African specialty coffee. Get to know the businesses at the centre of the specialty coffee scene in SA, as well as the people behind them.
Sep 5, 2020
Episode 9 - Winston Thomas - 3 Time South African Barista Champion
In this episode of the Cape Coffee Beans Podcast, I speak with Winston Thomas, 3 time South African Barista Champion (at the time of recording) and arguably the best known barista in the South African specialty coffee scene. Winston has an amazing story to tell. He went from knowing little about specialty coffee to being crowned best barista in the country three times in just a few years, through incredible hard work, passion and dedication. He shares his story, as well as some interesting perspectives and tips for both home brewers and professional baristas. He also shares his thoughts on where the industry is going. You can find Winston on Instagram. You can also support him by using his affiliate link when shopping at Cape Coffee Beans.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 7, 2020
Episode 8 - Jake Easton from Tribe
Tune into this episode of the Cape Coffee Beans Podcast to hear Jake's amazing story. From wine-making to trapeze-walking, Jake has a truly unique background. He's also a unique character with quite a unique coffee story! He offers some really interesting perspectives on the industry, on coffee roasting, coffee blending and coffee sourcing. He also has some amazing anecdotes to share. You may laugh. You may cry. You certainly will be entertained. Download this episode to get to know Tribe. If you'd like to support Tribe, please buy some of their coffee beans on our site. You can further support them by buying equipment after clicking their affiliate link.
1 hr 6 min
Jul 4, 2020
Episode 7 - Wayne Oberholzer from The Portland Project
Join me for a fantastic conversation with Wayne Oberholzer about specialty coffee, the South African coffee scene and his amazing story. Learn how he went from training to be a pilot to winning South African Barista Championships, and then travelling around the world consulting on coffee. This was a truly enjoyable chat with some walks down memory lane to the days when Wayne's company, The Portland Project, got started. If you'd like to support The Portland Project, please do buy some of their lovely coffee beans at Cape Coffee Beans. You can also use their affiliate link when you make equipment or accessory purchases on the site and they will earn a small commission!
1 hr 5 min
Jun 13, 2020
Episode 6 - Regardt van Tonder from Legado Coffee Roasters
Meet Regardt van Tonder, one of the founders of Legado Coffee Roasters. In this episode you'll get to know all the intriguing details of how Legado got started. It's quite a story! Regardt is a great guy, a passionate coffee lover and a savvy businessman. There is a lot to glean from this episode on many fronts. You will also probably enjoy hearing how Legado's story overlaps and intertwines with the stories of some of the other coffee roasting businesses that we work with. I would highly encourage you to try Legado's coffee, so if you'd like to support them, you can buy some of their coffee beans on our site. You can further support them by using their affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories at Cape Coffee Beans.
1 hr 12 min
May 30, 2020
Episode 5 - Jono Le Feuvre & Rob Cowles from Rosetta Roastery
In this episode of the Cape Coffee Beans podcast, you'll learn about how Jono Le Feuvre & Rob Cowles have built a world-class coffee business. We talk at length about how they approach everything from sourcing to roasting and even staff training. They offer really valuable perspectives on how to run a high end cafe and focus on excellence in every part of the operation. You'll also learn a bit more about Rob & Jono's history and how Rosetta Roastery has evolved over the years. The goals have remained the same, but the way they interact with the market has changed. If you'd like to support Rosetta Roastery, please buy some of their coffee beans. Many consider their coffees to be among the best you'll find in South Africa, and we certainly agree! You can further support Rosetta Roastery by clicking on their affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories at Cape Coffee Beans.
1 hr 1 min
May 18, 2020
Episode 4 - Warren Machanik from Quaffee
Get to know the full history of Quaffee, one of Cape Town's hidden coffee gems. In this episode, I interview Warren Machanik, founder and owner of Quaffee, and he shares his full story from how he got into to coffee, to how it became a hobby and eventually the business that we know and love. We dive deep not only into the history of Quaffee, but also into the particulars of how Warren thinks about sourcing. We talk about Warren's love affair with Colombian coffee and much more. If you'd like to support Quaffee, and try their amazing selection of extremely quaffable specialty coffees, please purchase some at Cape Coffee Beans. We deliver everywhere in South Africa. Just visit Quaffee's collection page at CCB! You can further support Quaffee by using their CCB Affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories.
1 hr 34 min
May 9, 2020
Episode 3 - Jonathan Robinson from Bean There
In this episode, I interview Jonathan Robinson of Bean There, getting to know him, his coffee company, as well as the unique aspects of their approach. This episode focuses quite a bit on the question of sourcing, touching on topics like Fairtrade, organic certifications and the value of direct relationships with coffee producers. If you love coffee, particularly African coffee, I have no doubt that you'll enjoy this episode. If you'd like to support Bean There, and try their amazing selection of single origin African coffees, please purchase some at Cape Coffee Beans. We deliver everywhere in South Africa. Just visit Bean There's collection page at CCB! You can further support Bean There by using their CCB Affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories. If you enjoy the show, please do leave us a review and share this episode with your coffee-loving friends!
May 3, 2020
Episode 2 - David Donde from Truth Coffee
In this episode, I interview David Donde, founder & owner of Truth Coffee and one of the original founders of Origin Coffee Roasting. Truth Coffee has gained lots of fame in recent years, and even was named the best cafe in the world by a number of international publications. David and I talk about the origins of Truth, as well as what makes their approach different. If you'd like to support Truth Coffee, and try their amazing selection of specialty coffees, please purchase some at Cape Coffee Beans. We deliver everywhere in South Africa. Just visit Truth's collection page at CCB! You can further support Truth by using their CCB Affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories. If you enjoy the show, please do leave us a review and share this episode with your coffee-loving friends!
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 1 - Joel Singer from Origin Coffee Roasting
In this episode, I interview Joel Singer, founder & owner of Origin Coffee Roasting, one of the first specialty coffee roasters in Cape Town, founded in 2005. In this episode Joel tells us a bit about his background, what brought him to coffee, and how he came to set up Origin. We talk at length about what makes Origin different and about the brand's approach to specialty coffee. If you'd like to support Origin Coffee Roasting, and try their amazing selection of specialty coffees, please purchase some at Cape Coffee Beans. We deliver everywhere in South Africa. Just visit Origin's collection page at CCB! You can further support Origin by using their CCB Affiliate link when purchasing equipment or accessories. If you enjoy the show, please do leave us a review and share this episode with your coffee-loving friends!
1 hr 10 min
Apr 22, 2020
Cape Coffee Beans Podcast Intro
Welcome to the first episode of the Cape Coffee Beans Podcast. This podcast is going to be a deep dive into the world of South African specialty coffee. Get to know the businesses and the people behind the business, at the epicentre of South Africa's specialty coffee scene. In this episode, you'll get a brief introduction to what this podcast will be about.