Who knew Cape Town is home to the world’s best coffee shop? Well, according to the Daily Telegraph, that honour goes to Truth Coffee in the South African capital.

Looking like something that came out of The Fifth Element, the coffee shop founded by David Donde is a paradise for steampunk fanatics. We marvel at… the entire café, covered by South African designer Haldane Martin with aged metal piping, repurposed machinery and stripped wooden floors. This is a factory of dreams and of artisanal coffee.

Every sip reveals something new, both for the taste buds and for the other senses. Here is a vintage type writer incorporated into the striking bar; here are some retro posters and some steampunk-inspired art. Music is loud, naturally. Even the baristas serving us are dressed to match the ambience, each in bespoke steampunk attire.

Truth Coffee’s key feature is the 60kg Probatcast iron roaster drum from the 1940s. Nicknamed the Colossus, this old-school roaster produces more heat than conventional steel drums. The result? Expect bold-tasting coffee here, to go with the bold décor.

Signature drinks include their Sunrise Espresso (a double shot with a dash of orange juice) and Keto Diet approved Battle Brew Coffee (blended Americano, butter and MCT oil). Not our usual cuppas, but as lively as the heart of Cape Town.

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee在去年被英國報章Daily Telegraph 列為世界最佳咖啡館之一,
位於開普敦市中心的它,更是顛覆了我對一般咖啡館的既有印象。
從吧檯那大片的銀色、四周的銅管裝置到店員咖啡師的打扮,
店內充斥著濃濃的金屬元素,
這別緻的設計與裝潢,是當地著名設計師Haldane Martin 的精心傑作,
踏入裡頭,我們仿佛來到了一個蒸汽龐克虛擬世界,
而非一家咖啡館。

除了有別于其他咖啡館的佈置和裝潢外,
Truth Coffee還有一架鎮店之寶,
那就是被他們稱為Colossus巨人的60公斤重烘豆機,
Colossus的焙燒鼓是由鑄鐵製成,至今已有七十多年的歷史,
據說它所產生的熱量比一般鋼鐵烘豆機更高。
至於咖啡,無論口感還是味道都比我平時偏好的來得濃些;
然而,在這樣的一個充滿蒸汽龐克的環境底下,
來一杯濃烈的咖啡好像也更符合這家咖啡館的精神,不是嗎?

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town, South Africa
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October 26, 2017

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