Pippa Rowney

Who is Pippa Rowney?

Pippa Rowney is just a girl, standing at a coffee bar, asking for a good cuppa. I am also a part time freelancer/part time blogger/part time volunteer. I love people although I am introverted at times. Whenever I can be creative I jump on the opportunity. I have a deep faith in Christ and a holy discontent towards leadership in this world. Did I mention I love coffee!

What is your best childhood memory?

Best childhood memory is getting home from school, throwing my bag and shoes off and jumping on the back of my dad’s bakkie to go onto the farm with him. Yes I was a farm child #supportlocalfarmers.

If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?

I’m actually not sure. I often say I wish I’d studied OT, but to be honest I’ve learnt from life and all the mistakes and I believe that I am who I am because of what I’ve been through in life.

Pippa Coffey (1)

What do you feel most proud of?

I am proud of the journey I’ve taken and the choices I’ve made (some terrifying) to get me to where I am today. Choosing faith over finance and pride. I am most proud of my husband for the incredible work he does. I am most proud of my dad, no longer with us but his legacy lives on in my life.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be and why?

My bible cause that thing keeps me motivated, my crochet hook which keeps me sane, my passport cause what would life be without travel.

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Daughter of the Highest, Happy Wife, Mother & Friend.

What is Coffey & Cake?

Coffey & Cake started out as a weekly review of new coffee shops I would visit while living in Joburg. It has become a platform of education for the every day person who drinks coffee, educating them on what specialty coffee is and where to drink good coffee. It is now an online directory in that sense. Coffey & Cake for me is a legacy of my maiden name, my family and it is my creative space.

Why are you so passionate about coffee?

Coffee has this immeasurable power to bring people together. It creates community, even this series humansofcoffee brings together a community. Coffee is pivotal in building relationships, solidifying friendships and consoling heartache. Coffee is the livelihood for families around the world and brings hope and dignity to many.

What’s your favorite kind of coffee, brew method or coffee origin?

I usually order a single shot flat white, but If I’m at The Factory Cafe I’ll have a pour over. At home we drink coffee made with our Aeropress. One coffee that always stands out to me is the Malawian Mzuzu.

Pippa Coffey

In which coffee shops are we likely to bump into you?

Definitely Duke & Duchess in Umhlanga or The Factory Cafe in Glenwood/Umbilo.

What does a perfect day look like?

Well it’s a Saturday, of course, that includes a sleep in, spending a couple hours in a coffee shop with a cup of coffee and slice of cake. Hanging out with my husband and friends, ending the day on the couch with a home cooked meal and a funny series or movie. That kind of day would be Instagram worthy with the hashtag #happyheart 🙂

Coffey & Cake is one of the coffee blogs you have to be reading this year. Find out why and see my other recommendations here.

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