I used to be a real tea girl. When I invited you round for tea, I actually meant for you to sit and drink tea with me. And I was serious about my tea; it had to be made in a teapot (no dunking of tea bags in heavy mugs for me) and served having had the milk poured into the cup before the tea. And yes, I could taste the difference. But nothing, and I do mean nothing, can take the taste out of tea quite like five months of every-waking-moment-including-the-morning-sickness.
Sometimes, I miss the idea of tea, but I don’t really miss tea at all, because in its absence I found coffee. And, when I say coffee I actually mean cappuccinos, and a cappuccino is truly one of my favourite things. Ever.
There are many great places to go for coffee. I understand that like I understand that the sky is indeed blue. But I have chosen Terbodore for Dig my Dorp Thursdays for three reasons. Firstly, Terbodore’s coffee rocks. Secondly, it is run by the quietly lovely Michael, who roasts beans, brews cappuccinos, moves umbrellas, serves cake, clears tables, and who by the way has family ties to KZN which naturally makes him cool by design. (In fact you can enjoy Terbodore in the Midlands, so you should if you are there.) And thirdly, Terbodore makes cappuccinos just how I like them, full thick foam, small tapestries of art on the top made by a beautiful crème, no need for sugar and just super full of flavor with no bitter aftertaste.
This week we drank a Seasonal Blend which Michael had roasted from four different beans. It was generously smooth, flavoursome and oh so delicious, and that before the coffee bean cookie! I like that you receive a carafe of water with your coffee, every need accounted for.
It would be an obvious omission if I did not mention that if you are thinking of dusting off your bicycle for the summer, and should feel so inclined, the cycle from Paarl to Goederust will be well rewarded. Great coffee in a quiet setting, seven days a week. Winelands perfection.
You will find Terbodore on the R45 just outside Franschhoek towards La Motte on Goederust Farm. When Pretty Girl was a wee tot, we used to take her to Geoderust farm to see the tortoises and eat thick French toast with extra bacon on the stoep of the Farmstyle Restaurant. The old barn which once housed the farm stall and sold old bits of enamel, preserves, boxes of fruit and fresh bread has been transformed into a modern day coffee roastery, complete with burlap cushions, and sacks of raw coffee beans from all around the world.
If you don’t live close enough to get there yourself, you can order their coffee beans or ground coffee whilst visiting Terbodore online here.
Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.
~Jessi Lane Adams