Very few people can resist the morning buzz, often only found at coffee shops, with the warm cosy smell of muffins accompanied by the smell of a good cup of coffee. If the thought of rich aromas and having a barista artfully pour foam into the shape of a teddy bear onto your latte thrills you, then you’re in luck – finally, Jaru Coffee is here to save the day!
The new coffee shop has been operating at Mimosa Mall Bloemfontein for only less than a year and already, it’s winning awards! The store owned by Janco Holtzhausen and Ruan Immelman was voted best coffee shop in the Best of Bloemfontein awards by consumers. This small store, inspired by the American city Seattle which is renowned for its enchanting coffee blends, also aims to create the same name for itself through the bewitching coffee assortments it has to offer. The shop’s signature drink, the Seattle Ice-Coffee, is the perfect drink to try if you’re looking for something refreshing and elite to drink this summer. Alternatively, if traditional coffee blends are more your thing, expect to be enticed with anything from mild, smooth, dark, intense, rich and full flavours from Jaru’s coffee.
In case you’re also wondering how the interesting store’s name came about, “JARU” is actually a fusion between Janco and Ruan’s names. With its monochromatic hues and simple chalk designed walls with earthy wooden elements, the place is the perfect spot to quietly read a book, meet friends or associates for coffee, or even just to grab a quick bite while at the mall. It was surprising to learn that this new venture is not part of a franchise group because of how well it managed to establish a signature look.
The store boasts with a team who is well-trained in the art of foam pouring and rendering a friendly service. The owners hope to in future expand the store, reworking the staff uniforms, getting better coffee machines and incorporating music at the store to provide a more wholesome experience for customers.
Apart from coffee, the store also offers great teas such as a Chai Tea and Red Latte, which can all be served with muffins, milk tart, brownies or, best of all, waffles (yum)! So, next time you’re craving a tall cappuccino and good company, visit Jaru’s along with a good friend and you’ll find the best coffee, latte, Americano, or whatever it is you like, steaming to awaken your senses. Watch the video below to learn more about Jaru Coffee blends:
Compiled by Pulane Choane & Moeketsi Mokgotsi
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