Picture - David Ritchie

The Good Food & Wine Show (GF&WS) is on at the Cape Town Convention Centre from Friday 2 June till Sunday the 4 June and there will be lots to eat, drink and see.

With a variety of food and wine on the menu (as the name suggests) it would be easy to overlook that coffee is also going to be served up.

Artisan roasters and hipster-friendly coffee shops have become commonplace in South African cities, but this year’s show will introduce visitors to the cutting-edge of caffeine as exhibitors unpack the growing trend towards Cold Brew, caffeinated mineral water and Nitro Coffee..

You’ll also be able to experience the latest in capsule coffee machines, with NESCAFÉ showing off its multi-beverage Dolce Gusto system at its pavilion. You’ll be able to savour a wide variety of the latest capsule flavours, from caramel Latte Macchiato and iced Cappuccino to Chai Tea Latte, and browse a variety of machines on sale.

Sean Kristafor from Black Insomnia Coffee - Pic supplied

And if you need expert advice, pop in at Black Insomnia Coffee Company, the US-based roasters who have created the (in) famous Black Insomnia: officially the world’s strongest coffee, with 702 mg of caffeine per cup.

This year the GF&WS has partnered with the Specialty Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) to host the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Regional Barista Championships.

Take your seat to watch professional baristas battle it out in the cut-throat categories of latte art, cupping (‘blind’ tasting) and brewing up the best coffee in the house.