Coffee and Chocolate Show Look Post

Nothing tells a story quite like a picture so today’s article takes the form of a look post. This weekend saw the Cape Town Coffee and Chocolate expo happening at Green Point Cricket Club. There was much to see and savour and coffee addicts and chocoholics were in fantasy land. There was not a Lindt or Cadbury in sight though. This expo showcased more of the craft and artison chocolate makers and coffee roasters. It was a tad bit smaller than I was expecting, but I did get my fill of both my vices. And my shopping can attest to it.

coffeechocA coffee pod chandelier to set the tone for the show was hung at the entrance.


coffeechocSweet Temptations offer decadent Toffee and Nougat

coffeechocSA Barista Champion Wayne Oberholzer gave talks on the history of coffee culture in South Africa as well as live demonstrations

coffeechocWhite chocolate and dried fruits pizza anyone?

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Las Paletas was serving up gourmet ice cream lollies.

coffeechocI tried a Vietnamese iced coffee. A delicious brew over a layer of condensed milk and served ice cold.


coffeechocDiscover Afrikoa, a true bean to bar brand that imports their own beans directly from the cocoa farmers, thereby cutting out the middleman so more of the profit goes to the actual farmers. There’s a story to tell here. Keep an eye out.

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These amazing ice cream macaron sandwiches from Sugarlicious were a total hit. I had the Bombay Crush flavour which was deliciously authentic. Pictured at the bottom left is Zakkiya, the owner of Sugarlicious and Jason Sandell from Las Paletas talking trade secrets.


coffeechocThere was a small handful of non coffee and chocolate vendors to add some variety.


coffeechocA separate tent had bands playing live music as well as the alcohol vendors.

coffeechocBeyers had chocolate paring workshops you could attend for free.





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  • Nice one Dilshaad.. would you go again next year?
    Feel free not to respond if this may incriminate you in any way 😛 😉

    • Hi Rohan. I would absolutely go again. This is a fairly new expo and I expect it will get better every year. Also, alot of the value of these events is in attending the workshops.