All posts tagged: roastery

Humans of coffee: Nicholas Christowitz

Who is Nicholas Christowitz? A 27 year old graphic designer residing in Johannesburg. Co-owner of Father Coffee and co-owner of The Bread, a creative brand consultancy. I’m currently juggling a freelance design career, growing the Father Coffee brand, running The Bread, and travelling to Berlin a lot to see my girlfriend. Also… I just started an instagram account for my cat (BohTheCat). Not sure how I feel about that yet. What is your best childhood memory? Fishing during the December holidays. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? Not much. I don’t think I’d like anything to be different. I guess maybe I wish I’d never picked up smoking. I’ve quit for a year now but I could start again tomorrow haha! What do you feel most proud of? Father Coffee. I love what we’ve done with this place. We’ve just opened our second store now and to be able to call ourselves one of the best coffee brands in the country is such a good feeling. The brand …

My Top 5 Travel Tips

I travel a bit. For Work (and pleasure, of course). And stay in hotels. I’ve been doing it for a while now. And have picked up a few tricks along the way to make my trips as comfortable as possible. I want to share some of those with you now. 1.  Don’t fly the airline, fly the loyalty program Do the research and find out which airlines belong to which loyalty programs. Then stay under that umbrella. I fly SAA whenever I can. SAA belongs to the Star Alliance program. So when I can’t fly SAA, I’ll fly with one of the partner airlines. For one simple reason: miles. Life is expensive. Might as well get something for free. I have enough air miles today for a great overseas holiday with the wife this year. 2.  Forget taxis, get a driver Truth be told, I think this makes most sense in Africa (where most of my travel is to these days). Reliable, safe, formal taxies are stupidly expensive. I’ve done the math and have saved …