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About me

Hi there! So, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Ashleigh. I’m currently a music student in Pretoria and when I’m not playing the viola, you’ll find me drinking coffee (obviously), painting or baking up a storm in the kitchen.


I decided to start this blog because if you are anything like me there is nothing more soul-destroying than a bad cup of coffee and nothing more satisfying than the perfect cup. The goal of The Cool Bean is to deliver roasting reviews of coffee shops near you. So, when you’re looking for somewhere to grab coffee with a friend, you’ll be able to head over here to find the perfect place for you!

Coffee shop, coffee review, coffee blog, coffee lover

Bean rating

When rating coffee, there is a strict selection of factors that should be accounted for to bring you the most accurate rating.

  • Service
  • Ambience
  • Preparation
  • Presentation
  • Taste

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