International coffee day with Van Ryns

Monday, 23 September, 2013
Van Ryn''s
"One more cup of coffee," as Bob Dylan famously sang. Why not? Indulge in an extra serving over the last weekend of September in honour of International Coffee Day that falls on September 29.

Van Ryn's Distillery, close to Stellenbosch, the elegant home of South Africa's flagship name in potstill brandy, is serving the beautiful brown brew as espresso (R15) or cappuccino (R20), every week day and on Saturdays, along with just-baked, deliciously moist and more-ish cake at R25 a slice.

You can also try the single-plantation house coffee, paired with three award-winning Van Ryn's potstills and customised chocolates to match. You'll find its enticing notes of fruit and chocolate echo the flavours of the brandies and the locally made chocolates.

The Van Ryn’s 12 Year Old has been partnered with Cappuccino, a milk chocolate from a blend of Ivory Coast cocoa beans, infused with a rich coffee. The 15 Year Old is paired with a Cinnamon & Orange chocolate, while the 20 Year Old is matched with a French 70% cocoa chocolate with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Sink into the plush couches in the distillery's tasting area or sit in the lovely, fragrant garden under shady umbrellas with that one extra cup.

For more details of cocktails, brandy and food pairings, tours and brandies, go to or call 021 881 3875.