South Africa is bracing itself for the world-famous Starbucks coffee shops, set to launch in 2016.
Cape Town’s Truth Coffee was declared "the best coffee shop in the world" by travel writer Tom Midlane of MSN Travel.
What does David Donde, South Africa’s best coffee barista and Founder of Truth Coffee, make of this new entry to the market?
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A bottle of water costs R15 a bottle in a restaurant. Coffee can’t be priced only slightly higher than that!— David Donde
Starbucks has its place. It’s going to teach South Africans a lot of lessons.— David Donde
People go to Starbucks because they love the brand. People who are influenced by flavour will choose us.— David Donde
Our secret is buying very expensive coffee, relentless experimentation and baristas who know what they’re doing.— David Donde