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It's Not All About Coffee... With Leigh Wentzel

In this week's installment of "It's Not All About The Coffee," we chat to (insert drumroll), Leigh Wentzel. Having been with Rosetta for six years, Leigh has done it all. Today he shares some of what he's learnt during his time here — and we'll give you a hint, it's not about coffee. It's about you! Having recently completed his Honours in Psychology, it's not hard to see the connection. Or is it?  ROSETTA: Introduce yourself to us and tell us what you do at Rosetta / how long have you been working there?  LEIGH: My name is Leigh Wentzel. I’ve been working for Rosetta for about six years. I’ve done every position available at this roastery, and am the current Roastery Manager. ...

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It's Not All About Coffee... With Olwethu Silo

You might have spoken to him or had him make your coffee at either of our branches — Olwethu Silo is a relatively new addition to the Rosetta team and yet has already made his mark. Today we take a turn to speak to Silo about coffee, doing it excellently and hear what he says about bringing the customer along for the journey. ROSETTA: Introduce yourself to us and tell us what you do at Rosetta / how long have you been working there?  OLWETHU: My name is Ollie, and I’ve been working at Rosetta for nine months, going on to ten. Since January.  ROSETTA: What are some of the best things about being a part of the Rosetta team?  OLWETHU: Education. The knowledge,...

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It's Not All About Coffee... With Pang Isaac

Photography & latte art have been strolling hand in hand since the birth of the smart phone! And it's hardly surprising. Both baristas and photographers obsess of the same things - contrast, detail, balance...But probably the most important similarity is this: all the best photographers and all the best baristas know that you cannot save a mediocre effort by adding pretty patterns after the fact. The subject matter or substance must be excellent from the start. Rosetta Roastery team member, Pang Isaac, understands this concept from both sides of the fence. We chat to him about how his pursuit of excellence in coffee making has influenced excellence in his photography - and visa versa.  ROSETTA: Introduce yourself to us and tell...

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It's Not All About Coffee... With Shannen McKay

When you're back in the office, off the back of a long weekend, inspiration can be hard to find. In this light, we feel very lucky to see constant sources of inspiration in the people all around us! For the rest of this week, we will be celebrating the diversity of our team, and (more specifically) their commitment to excellence. First on our list is Shannen Mackay — who lived a past life as a pastry chef. We chat about the similarities between coffee and pastry (Both addictive! #Amirite?! #Whaat?!) and also explore how the pursuit of excellence in one area brings excellence in another. ROSETTA: Introduce yourself to us and tell us what you do at Rosetta / how long have...

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Baristas Film Screening | Highlights

Some highlights from tonight's @baristafilm screening. Thank you to the Cape Town coffee community who came out to join us. We put on this event because we are passionate about taking you on a journey of coffee discovery; what makes things extra fun is that coffee naturally connects people and that’s what we saw happening tonight. We had a great time - hope to see you at our next event.Thanks to @capecoffeebeans for your support.A shout out to local film star @winston_douglas who joined us tonight. We loved your cameo in the film.If you weren’t able to join us pop onto iTunes to rent or buy the film. Thanks to our amazing team for volunteering your free time to help us put...

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