A cup of real coffee— home brewed, home ground, homemade! That and only the finest of that is what you will receive from Iljana Mendo, Barista at Yum Yum restaurant in Tzaneen.
Day after day, weeks on end Iljana was hand picking coffee berries from the wild trees growing high up in the misty mountains of Magoebaskloof on the farm owned by head chef and founder of Yum Yum, Jonathan Taylor.
There they grow, harvest, roast, package and distribute their own coffee, Crown Coffee. As the highest altitude speciality coffee in South Africa, the indigenous plant is grown at over 100m high, the wild coffee will certainly leave you wide awake and wanting more! However you take your coffee; mild, medium or strong. Crown Coffee, bringing your inner King/Queen out since 2008! Home is where the coffee is, so go make yourself at home at Yum Yum and enjoy the beautiful, rich aroma floating through the air.
“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” That’s the recipe for coffee, according to the utterly French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838).
A bit about the bean— According to a coffee history legend, an Arabian shepherd named Kaldi found his goats dancing joyously around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Kaldi soon determined that it was the bright red cherries on the shrub that were causing the peculiar euphoria and after trying the cherries himself, he learned of their powerful effect. The stimulating effect was then exploited by monks at a local monastery to stay awake during extended hours of prayer and distributed to other monasteries around the world. Coffee was born—shaking the planet for all those that followed and danced in the aroma of a bitter sweet brew.