Dive deep into the world of South African specialty coffee. Get to know the businesses at the centre of the specialty coffee scene in SA, as well as the people behind them.
Episode 12 - About The Cup Of Excellence Coffee Competition
In this episode, Joel Singer, founder & owner of Origin Coffee Roasting is back to talk to us about a very special coffee from Ethiopia. Grown by Gemeda Elias Dube, this coffee won 19th place at the first annual Ethiopian Cup of Excellence competition. This episode isn't just about that coffee though; you'll learn about what the Cup of Excellence competition is, how coffees are selected, and why the CoE award is so important. We also talk quite a bit about what makes Ethiopian coffee so special.
If you'd like to try this coffee, and you're reading this or listening to the episode not longer after recording (in February 2021), you should go to the Origin Coffee Roasting HQ on Hudson Street in Cape Town, or buy a bag at Cape Coffee Beans.
You can also read more about the Cup of Excellence competition on their website, including specific information on this lot. You may also enjoy reading about the first Ethiopian CoE competition which took place during the COVID-19 lockdown at Barista Magazine Online!
Episode 11 - Rosetta Roastery 10th Anniversary Reserve: Hacienda La Esmeralda Geisha Natural
Listen to Rob Cowles from Rosetta Roastery discussing their 10th anniversary Rosetta Reserve release: a Hacienda La Esmeralda Geisha Natural
Episode 10 - CCB Coffee Awards 2020
Find out what products were most popular with South African coffee lovers in 2020
Episode 9 - Winston Thomas - 3 Time South African Barista Champion
Meet Winston Thomas, 3 time South African Barista Champion, and learn how he became the best known barista in the country in just a few years
Episode 8 - Jake Easton from Tribe
Get to know Jake from Tribe. You may laugh. You may cry. You certainly will be entertained. Tune in to this episode of the CCB Podcast.
Episode 7 - Wayne Oberholzer from The Portland Project
Get to know Wayne Oberholzer, South African Barista Champion and intrepid coffee entrepreneur
Hi Phaedon, I’ve been listening to your podcast and I have to say that it really is a fantastic idea and really enjoyable to listen to if you are a coffee lover or in the industry. Really great idea launching this during lockdown to get some insight as to how some the specialty guys are doing out there - well done!
A really good glance at the SA coffee industry and it’s history.
Well produced and interviewed. Well done team, very impressed.
I Love it.
I'm loving learning about the history behind the scene and the local brands.