The Coffee Mag

We travel the country constantly searching for interesting coffee stories. We are the people you see in your local cafes; laptops out, coffee supply constant. Like you, we're into buying beans from our local roastery and sourcing new supplies of precious beans to share with like-minded people who are as passionate as we are about fresh, gourmet coffee. We're experimenting with home brewing methods, and in the coming pages of our mag and these blogs, we'll share what we learn, and we'd love you to share yours with us too. We love great coffee. We don't know everything, not even close. There is so much to learn and share and we can't wait to use these platforms for all South African coffee lovers to spread their love for the perfect brew.

My name is Iain. I have watched the coffee culture in SA grow as I've traveled around publishing various print and new media titles over the last 8 years. My office was always specialty coffee shops, if I could find them, and now the offices that fueled me with espresso and inspiration, have become the subject of this new venture.

Being based in Durban, a city that has seen a booming specialty coffee market in recent years, I've been lucky enough to chase waves, and business all over SA. I've been impressed with how my local city has stood up to the Cape Town scene, the established eastern cape outlets and the boom of the Jozi scene. I feel like the time is right to document it and give it a voice. Explore our website for further information!