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Coffee syrup

If, like me, you’ve had a lingering suspicion that something’s missing from your life, it’s because something is. And it’s this: Angie Batis & Nicole van den Berg’s recipe for coffee syrup. Ingredients 1 cup coconut sugar 1 cup water a double shot of strong espresso or 80mls of strong black coffee 1 x teaspoon cinnamon a pinch of nutmeg 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup almond milk crushed ice Directions Add all the ingredients except for the two milks and crushed ice into a pot and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a medium temperature and let the mixture boil slowly for about 10 minutes. In a jar or drinking glass add crushed ice and the coconut and almond milk, then about a double shot of this coffee syrup (you can make it more or less sweet if you’d like just by adding more or less syrup).   By Angie Batis & Nicole van den Berg Angie runs a beautiful blog called Lucky Pony while Nicole has one of the most beautiful …

Humans of coffee: Melissa Delport

Who is Melissa Delport? I have always considered myself a bit of a black sheep. I am someone who dares to be different and pushes boundaries. I am not one for a normal mould. I am a friendly straight up kind of girl who means what I say. I am crazy about food and travel and photography gets the fire in my belly going. I am happiest when I can combine both. What is your best childhood memory? Visiting my aunts farm in Natal. She would always keep a cow aside because I insisted on milking one and even when ALL the cows had been milked and I only had like 2cm of milk in my bucket I was the happiest human. From The Truffle Journal on Instagram If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I wouldn’t of waited so long to push as hard as I do now in my career. When I was younger I never took a career and freelance as seriously as I do now and looking back I …

Humans of coffee: Ryan Chew

Who is Ryan Chew? Ryan Chew is a perfectionist because he always pay attention to every little and minor detail around him and always making sure things go according to what he wishes for. He is also an “Optometrist”, an eyecare practitioner who checks eyes of patients everyday. He spends his leisure time hopping cafes around the town and being an avid food/ coffee/ and portrait instagrammer. He is currently living in a small state called Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. What is your best childhood memory? I don’t exactly remember very well, but I was quite fat when I was young, perhaps it must be involving lots of food. So I presume that I got to eat what I want at anytime and anywhere? *laughs*   If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? Frankly, I’m not exactly the studious and bright student material when I was in high school due to my laziness. I often spend my time with friends over unnecessary things and ended up getting poor result, …

Humans of coffee: Brett Rogers

Who is Brett Rogers? Thats a strong philosophical start to this interview! I’m not sure we have enough time for me to self analyse. 🙂 That said, I’m a good guy who was raised right. I have strong opinions with the strength of character to stand behind them, as well as being humble enough to listen to differing views. I have great friends, great family, and a killer music collection. I swear a lot, I cant resist sparkling wine, I adore art and anything aesthetically pleasing. I’m a person who wants to do things, so generally I say yes to things and give a solid account of myself. My chameleonic talents allow for me to learn quickly. I’m terrible at maths, remembering faces. I cant make rice, but make a mean spaghetti Aglio e Olio. I love fashion, the colour black, conversations and debates. I prefer consciousness over blind happiness. What is your best childhood memory? My family holidays in Knysna are some of my happiest. I have an incredibly large family and we all used to congregate over December at my …

Happy New Year

I boiled an egg perfectly this morning. It was a triumph. I like my boiled eggs a certain way. There needs to be a 0.55/0.45 soft yolk / hard yolk split. I’ve timed this to mean a 6 minute 25 second boil on a gas stove. But results have varied. If memory serves me well, I achieved the perfectly boiled egg once before. Jay Z & Beyoncé had just announced the birth of Blue Ivy. My wife and I received official confirmation that we maintained our Diamond status with Discovery. It was a magical time. And while we’ve maintained Daimond status (my wife’s just mentioned that it is important to note here that I am using the royal “we”), Blue Ivy is almost 3 years old now! I can only ascribe my poor track record to a lack of focus. Too many things going on in my head. And so, my new year’s resolution is quite simple. For 2015, I wish for only this: perfectly boiled eggs. And I wish the same for you. Unless …