Surprise! We’re having a coffee soiree! The first of many CurlsnCoffee Sessions start on Saturday, 15 July 2017! This inaugural event is in collaboration with Kamili Coffee and My Natural Hair, two brands I love and feel so honoured to partner with.
Thanks to their generosity and some careful planning on my side, CurlsnCoffee is able to invite four members of the CurlsnCoffee clan, along with one of their friends, to join us on this auspicious occasion.
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CurlsnCoffee Sessions – What to expect
To connect in person with our IG community, celebrate the blog and inhale all the coffee, the day will include a complimentary brunch, a coffee cupping session and a hair curlversation! You will have the opportunity to enter at the end of this post, we would love to meet you!
What is coffee cupping?
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals. A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee’s taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness, acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling, like when biting into an orange), flavour (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody tell-tale flavours from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee’s origin (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_cupping)
Cape Town is filled with busy, brewing coffee shops, I should know, I do call myself CurlsnCoffee after all! So what makes Kamili different and why have I chosen this Harrington street charmer to host our first event? Could it be the relaxed music that adds to their flavourful blends? Is it the quick escape from city life without going too far, that holds my attention? Or am I attracted by the warm interiors which help me battle it out against the cold mornings and grey afternoons in corporate Cape Town?
Well, all of this is great, and so is their poached eggs and bacon stack, but to Kamili, there’s a surprise element that gets me every time! There is something to be said about a place where people remember your name, perfect your order, and serve you with a smile. These are old traits forgotten in a modern world where we all rush and swoosh to the next thing, the next cup, the next exchange of notes and coins. Owner, Theo Snyckers has done a great job with his team of staff, and superior coffee! The CurlsnCoffee session will be filled with their bean talk and wisdom, so I won’t go too far, but I will say, that if you really want to make sense of all the coffee speak in our cosmopolitan city, Kamili’s is the place for you, come taste and see!
My Natural Hair
The landscape for natural hair products in South Africa is growing! Local makers are giving international counterparts a run for their money, I mean, who better to introduce products to the market than those of us who have been born and raised in the climate and conditions of urban and rural South Africa? One such brand is My Natural Hair!
These days, I meet new people and brands at every corner, but what truly stands out for me about My Natural Hair in particular, is founder Catherine’s pride in what she creates for this homegrown line of healthy hair care options. From polished events, affordable pricing, and complete transparency around the ingredients used in each bottle of magic, it is apparent that Catherine hopes My Natural Hair will grow with its audience and their hair. Catherine holds a degree in marketing and has travelled the world as an air hostess. It is during her travels to New York that she first discovered natural hair products, and with much enthusiasm, she has been able to create a uniquely South African alternative for natural and relaxed hair! You can read more about her story here.
How to enter
- Follow @curlsncoffeeza, @kamilicoffee and @_mynatural_hair on Instagram
- Share the name (their IG handle please) of the friend you will be taking in the comments below.
- That’s it! You’re entered!
Disclaimer: Competition only open to Cape Town residents and does not include transport. Winners must be available on Saturday, 15 July 2017 from 10h00 to 12h00 to attend the event. Competition closes at 12h00 on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 and winners will be announced on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.
Tip: Know who you will be taking with you if you win? Ask your friend to enter as well to increase your chances of winning! Good luck!