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South African Café Creatively Serves Up Coffee In A Specially Made Cone
By Yoon Sann Wong, 02 Jun 2016
A special trinity comprising ice cream cone, four layers of chocolate and coffee brewed using South African beans has been created at The Grind Coffee Company in Johannesburg.
The man behind this ‘CoffeeInACone’ invention is barista Dayne Levinrad, who previously worked for four years as a coffee consultant across Brazil, Australia and Los Angeles before returning to his Johannesburg roots.
“Johannesburg had a competitive coffee sector, but it wasn't third wave, specific-sector coffee yet. From my research in Australia, I knew that’s the way the market was heading,” explained Levinrad.
Seeing as how the public loves ice cream, chocolate and coffee, Levinrad decided to combine the three. Successfully bringing the idea to life, however, was no walk in the park. Regular chocolate-lined wafer cones would not hold the coffee because the “wafer was too thin”.
To combat this problem, Levinrad purchased a personal machine and created custom-made wafer cones.
“[We] started rolling our own wafer cones, using different flours, but the chocolate still melted…we couldn’t have any leakage.”
Eventually four different types of chocolate compounds were used to coat the cone. Customers have 10 minutes to consume the coffee before the four layers of chocolate melt.
This novel creation can’t be found just anywhere because Levinrad confirms that it has been patented.
Psyched to get your hands on this ‘#CoffeeInACone’? Watch the INSIDER food video below to learn more about how it’s made.
[via Lost At E Minor and CNN, video via INSIDER food]
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