All posts tagged: espresso

Humans of coffee: Seb Schneider

Who is Seb Schneider? The son of Helmut and Veda Schneider, two exceptional folks to whom I owe most of my admirable traits. I currently live in Johannesburg. I’m a bit of a non-conformist at heart, lover of the outdoors, old school hip-hop, cheerful people, misfits and skateboarding. I’m also a family man, besotted with my beautiful wife and daughter. I fill most of my waking hours as the General Manager and Head of Brewing at Motherland Coffee Company. What is your best childhood memory? When I was around 6 years old my father was transferred to a position in Durban and our family relocated to that wonderful city. My carefree parents didn’t have a home lined up, so we lived in a hotel on the Durban North beachfront for a few months. No school, no obligations, I just went to the beach every day, skated up and down the promenade, and drank what I still know to be the world’s best chocolate milk made by our waiter David, who naturally became a good friend. …

How to order your favorite coffee from any coffeeshop

Isabel Jones is a wife, barista and blogger. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, now living in in Lake Charles, Louisiana, she has a wonderfully funny husband and a dog named Doge. And she was kind enough to share this post with us. Coffee has blown up! Anywhere you go you can guarantee there will be a coffee shop, but you can’t guarantee you will be able to recite an order and get the same drink every time. Coffee has so many origins and so many traditions, and there was never really a big meeting where all the big coffee lords decided on a standard for all coffee shops to follow. I mean, there’s no way you can walk into any old coffee shop, order the macchiato and expect the same thing every time. This is why I want to give you a barista’s guide to getting exactly what you want from any coffee shop! The basics This is a good place to start. Generally, any drink you order stems from the four basic drink recipes. Once you know these, …

Café a Brasileira

The Café a Brasileira (the Brazilian Café) is one of the oldest and most famous coffee shops in Lisbon, Portugal – a favoured watering-hole of intellectuals and academics back in the day. And because of those facts, a tourist Mecca. We were lucky to pop in on a less busy morning. And even so, service was shocking. I got the sense that the waiter expected me to feel lucky & thankful to be attended to in such a fine establishment. Having said that, I did enjoy myself. It’s a beautiful space and a must-see on your visit to Lisbon. If only to see this hole-in-the-wall newspaper stand on the way out…