Wednesday/ the Seattle Coffee Co

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This ‘Seattle Coffee Co’ is next to a big bookstore in the Tygervalley Mall nearby in Durbanville. There are 90 of these coffee shops around the country.

There are no Starbuckses in South Africa, but the first one is slated to open in Johannesburg in 2016, with others to follow.   South Africans do love their coffee : it is not referred to as boeretroos* for nothing in Afrikaans.

*Troos translates to ‘comfort’. Boer is much harder to translate.  It could simply be taken to mean ‘farmer’, but it also stands for the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier .. and to this day is used for Afrikaans-speaking South Africans that are aware of that heritage.

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