SA’s sex­i­est coffee?

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The Grind Coffee Com­pany in Mel­rose Arch, Joburg, has been wel­com­ing a lot of ea­ger coffee lovers through its doors.

In ad­di­tion to the pretty good coffee, its sig­na­ture drink is fab­u­lous. Dubbed the Grind Cone, the drink is a mac­chi­ato or an espresso (de­pend­ing on what you’re in the mood for) served in­side an ice cream cone “cup”.

But wait, there’s more. The in­side of the ice cream cone is cov­ered in dark and white choco­late to make for a warm, choco­latey, crispy treat.

The cones are made by World’s Best Brit­tle, a lo­cal com­pany run by Si­mone Mann. They are pretty spe­cial – they are cus­tom-made for The Grind Coffee Com­pany and are un­der pro­vi­sional trade­mark.

But it wasn’t al­ways smooth sail­ing. There was some spillage as the coffee melted through the choco­late and the cone.

“It took us a while to fig­ure that out,” cre­ator Dayne Lev­in­rad told Eat Out mag­a­zine. “At first, we had peo­ple spilling – I had to re­place quite a few cof­fees. But we’ve now found a recipe that works.”

As beau­ti­ful as the Grind Cone is, you don’t have a lot of time to stare at it or take pic­tures of it for In­sta­gram be­cause the rules are you need to con­sume its choco­latey caf­feine good­ness in three min­utes – so this treat is not for novices.

And just how pop­u­lar is the Grind Cone?

“We opened a month ago and we’ve been so busy we can’t keep up with de­mand,” Lev­in­rad said.

PHOTO: @THE JOBURG FOODIE / IN­STA­GRAM

DE­LIGHT Coffee in a cone at The Grind Coffee Com­pany

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