The woffee craze originated in a little café in South Africa, and has since taken over Instagram and captured the imagination of coffee houses around the world. But what is it? Well, it’s basically coffee in a waffle cone. Served chocolate-coated, of course.
With more than 3000 posts now using the hashtag #coffeeinacone, the barista behind woffee (Dayne Levinrad from The Grind Coffee Company in Johannesburg) claims that it’s the world’s most Instagrammed coffee.
As you would imagine, time is of the essence when drinking the delicacy as your cone cup tends to disintegrate somewhere around the 10-minute mark. Maybe don’t wear white when you try it for the first time.
If you want to try the trend without forking out for an international airfare, you’re in luck. We tracked down a few local cafés that make your morning brew with a side of waffle cone.
Hot Shott | Main Beach
The perfect spot to enjoy your woffee with a side of brunch or lunch. Here, the chocolate-coated waffle cone cup proves to be the perfect vessel for your daily caffeine hit – it’s so tasty you’ll struggle to go back to a regular cup!
Café Conti | Wilston
Conveniently located beneath the Style office, Café Conti’s $7 espresso served in a Belgian milk chocolate-lined waffle cone is the stuff of our caffeinated dreams. It’s the best way to start or finish the day – heck, we’ll take one anytime!
If these cafés are too much of a hike for you, we’ve found a recipe so you can make coffee in a waffle cone at home and enjoy it from the comfort of the couch.
What you’ll need:
200g chocolate chips (milk, dark or white chocolate depending on preference)
¼ cup coconut oil
1 box ice-cream or waffle cones
Prepared coffee or espresso
1. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Or melt in a microwave until smooth.
2. With a teaspoon, drip and drizzle your melted chocolate into your cone while carefully rotating it so the chocolate is evenly coating the inside. Set in the fridge for 10 minutes.
3. Repeat step 2. again allowing the chocolate cone to set in the fridge.
4. Make your coffee to your liking or try it with hot chocolate if you’re not a coffee drinker.
5. Once your chocolate cone has set for a second time and your coffee has brewed, it’s time to pour it into your cone and enjoy. Just be mindful that your cone cup will disintegrate pretty quickly.