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August 16, 2015

The importance of good design in good coffee

A manifesto for why design matters Does good design make our coffee taste any better? Probably not. Despite the recent research into coffee cup colour and […]
July 17, 2015

The price or the cost or the value?

  So this article appeared in today’s Mail & Guardian Newspaper. The great and mighty hordes of Starbucks are crossing the waters to land their boats […]
July 16, 2015

A hard act to follow

A few years ago an article came out in the UK declaring us the world’s coolest coffee shop. Then Shanna’s amazing photos (in the gallery below) […]
January 26, 2015

Getting away from down and dirty

So one of the key differentiators of Truth besides our relentless pursuit of better tasting coffee, is the level of services that we offer. In terms […]
December 9, 2014


Today marked day 2 of 5 of the professional barista training course. Yesterday’s focus was upon mastering the fundamentals of a great cup of coffee with […]
December 8, 2014

Back to basics (with Thomas Borroma)

My previous blog posts dealt with a variety of topics concerning coffee and the preparation thereof. But it was more than suffice to say that I […]
December 1, 2014

At last

The danger of writing a book, or beginning to, is that it never gets published. It is never complete, never good enough. At last our Barista […]
November 23, 2014

An Innocent Win for Truth

Friday at the ABSA Vuka showcase, in the African Coffee Festival was the Battle of the Baristas. An open competition, with three rounds:   Round one, […]
November 19, 2014

Pieces of the whole.

I arrived at Truth this morning on the heels of a coffee cupping for yesterday’s roasted beans. I went through the six or seven cups that […]
November 12, 2014


The flat white. It’s my personal drink of choice and, from what I can deduce, it is the most popular style of coffee that is ordered […]
November 11, 2014


I have come to understand preparing a cup of coffee as a process of convergence. At the basis of all coffee is the espresso shot. At […]
November 10, 2014

Knowledge and intention (a newbie’s journey continued).

My morning started off with David Donde overseeing Groove, the head barista, make a flat white. Groove put the porter filter handle into the grinder and […]