Our business idea - food joy and genuine African handicraft

AFRICAN food joy and the freedom of cooking over fire. Baobab Kitchen is a joyful cooking experience with your friends. In Baobab Café, we serve delicious moist cakes & bread, baked in cast-iron potjies.
ATTRACTIVE quality and environmental concern. We responsibly select our ingredients, and prefer locally grown vegetables. We only use organic meat and Swedish chicken. Eggs are organic or from a farm nearby. Milk, bananas, and cocoa are always labelled organic. We bake with real butter, and the ice cream is made from real cream and vanilla. We refrain from using MSGs e.g. sodium glutamate (E621). Where possible, we select organic products and support local shops and producers.
AFRICAN crafts & food with genuine quality & feel, and perhaps a story In the Farm Stall, you will surely find personal and useful items for your home, all carefully selected by us. Through the brand and the projects we support ”We give something back”, we are changing living conditions for many small and a few large African producers.

ALL of this we can offer because we have one foot in Africa
Come and see us and we’ll tell you more… Welcome! Åsa & Nolan

We give something back

Involvement and interest can lead to commitments on a larger scale.

Directly or indirectly, Taste of Africa gives something back to Africa through some of the products that we sell:

Bushman's Chilli Sauces. With every bottle of Bushman's Chilli sauces sold by Taste of Africa, 4% of the purchase price is donated to Survival International, an organisation that gives legal aid to help the San Bushmen to reclaim their ancestral land in Botswana.

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Taste of Africa Spices have stunning images painted by a young Kenyan boy. Taste of Africa donates 4% of the selling price of the spices to Vi-skogen, a tree-planting project around Lake Victoria. We want to give our artist something that can change his world and give new opportunities, also to other children in East Africa that cannot afford to attend school. Vi-skogen helps people to stop soil erosion. At the same time, they get an income from the trees that are being planted.

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Taste of Africa Coffee – Because Taste of Africa believes in the idea of giving Africa ’Trade not Aid’, we initiated a support project for a pre-school in South Africa, in our village Stanford's informal settlement. The school’s name is Funimfundo…

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See Sofia Bürger's film about Baobab Kitchen (in Swedish). Real African vibes – Enjoy ☺!

Paret Åsa Hemborg och Nolan van Wyk i Gillerås i Hedesunda har tagit en bit av Afrika – till Gästrikland. P4 Kollar: Annorlunda turistpärlor besökte oasen i skogen, där maten lagas av gästerna själva.

– Idén var ett sätt för oss att få vara både i afrika och i Sverige. Nu när vi lyckats hitta varandra jag och Nolan. Vi var från början i sydafrika, det var där vi träffades och jobbade tillsammans. Sedan kom vi på idén att man kan leva ute i skogen så här. Men frågar du Nolan så får du nog en annan version av historien säger Åsa Hemborg och skrattar.

Hör hela intervjun med Åsa Hemborg om hur de tog Afrika till Gävleborg.