All posts tagged: restaurant review

Humans of coffee: Shmuel Montrose

What a great time to be posting this. Because Joziblue just celebrated their 3rd birthday. I first visited Joziblue a little over a year ago. And I was so glad I did. I wrote about it here. Who is Shmuel Montrose? I am a father (of 2 beautiful girls), Husband, Uncle and a son and an Owner of JoziBlue. I have so many roles in life and they all blend beautifully together like the perfect coffee blend. I love to compare a coffee bean to a human being. Just like every bean has their own special story on how they came to being, so too every human has their own story. My life story is a blend of all the different experiences I have experienced with all the people that I have interacted with, and how I have reacted and internalised these experiences. This is what has made me, me. And going forward, the amazing family and friends that I have, and the awesome customers that I have, all help me in defining who I …

Istanbul’s third wave coffee map

Istanbul, has taken its share of the current phenomenon that glorify artisanship behind coffee. Are we complaining? Of course not! Here are my top 5 coffee houses: #5: Sunday Coffee Bar Sunday Coffee Bar offers you Sunday Spirit everyday. Its very quiet and peaceful, you can work/chat/read/think while watching the street. And flat white is served with a mini cookie! #4: Kronotop Kronotop is a small but well equipped coffee shop in Cihangir. They claim making the best “specialty coffee” with their unique roasting machines. We agree 🙂 #3: Mahalo Coffee Shop In Hawaii language, Mahalo means “Thank you”, and you’ll also be thankful to spend time here. You can get lost while finding it but don’t worry! It’s between old buildings and repairers. The chef in the kitchen bakes fresh cakes & pastries all day. They are really delicious! On top, flat white was smooth like a cotton candy! #2: Drip Coffeeist Asmalimescit Interior design with rustic touches makes you feel like home in Drip Coffeeist. When you find its street, don’t forget to …

Here are the ingredients for a perfect long weekend in Cape Town

I was lucky enough to visit Cape Town again last week. For business. And at the end of a very productive week, I had a long weekend to do with as I please. Here are my ingredients for a perfect long weekend in the Mother City. Airbnb I love Airbnb. If I could marry Airbnb I would. We’d move into a loft. Have 2 kids. And drive a Prius. The process is simple. The hosts are great. And the prices are amazing. I got this view for $55 a night. Lunch at Maison Chris Weylandt has expanded his taste empire to include a wine farm, Maison. Lunch at the bistro-style restaurant, The Kitchen, is a must. Every dish will impress your palate. And any lady accompanying you. Which on this visit was my mom. Coffee For me, no trip to any city is complete without a sampling of it’s speciality coffee. And Cape Town has some of the best in the world. It was a short but perfect weekend. And it was good to home …