Imagine taking a sip of coffee and being transported into the rich and vibrant culture of South Africa. That's the kind of experience you get when you visit Manaka Coffee. It's not just any coffee shop; it's a place where you can feel the history and the soul of the rainbow nation in every cup.
Brad Symons and Neo Moleko shared a dream of blending the world of coffee with a unique South African flair, while putting smiles on all their customer's faces, and nurturing an environment of genuine joy. As best friends from high school with different backgrounds, Brad and Neo understood that despite the diversity in South Africa, there are always similarities that bring people together. So they created a coffee experience that celebrates inclusivity, diversity, and authenticity,
Brewing a local flavour
Living abroad, Brad fell in love with the coffee shop culture and developed a taste for the bitter brew. Back in Johannesburg though, he couldn't find a cup that matched the best cuppa joe he had overseas. That's when he teamed up with Neo to change the mundane 'daily grind' and share the taste they love with South Africa. Their journey wasn't easy, but after a conversation with FNB, they were able to jump over some of those hurdles.
Convenience in the mix
'We run a busy shop, we start early and leave late. That's why we appreciate being with FNB - the app makes everything so easy to do - from sign-up to managing our day-to-day banking, I never need to go to the branch.' Brad also shared that getting Speedpoint® devices for their coffee shops was a hassle-free process. All he had to do was log on to the app, order the devices, and they were delivered a few days later. Today, the brains behind Manaka Coffee stand as a dynamic group of four - Brad, Neo, Phumlani who has had years of experience in the coffee industry, and Alessandro Mosupi Khojane.
Standing proud, Manaka Coffee now boasts four locations across Johannesburg and plans to expand even more. It's an artisan café with Halaal status that underscore the focus on inclusivity while offering a unique experience that caters to every South African. And with their partnership with FNB, Brad and Neo believe that the sky is the limit.
The story of Manaka Coffee is a testament to the fact that no dream is too big or small to achieve. It all starts with one conversation, one step towards change. And with FNB by your side, the possibilities for your dreams are endless. Great change is just a conversation away.
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