UK Cafe coffee shop milk price survey 2018

UK Cafe Milk Price Survey 2018 Results

We have been asking UK coffee shop and café owners to complete our 2018 Café Milk Price survey. Most independent coffee shops and cafés rarely talk to other similar businesses...
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Winter, spring, summer or fall

Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you’ve got to do is ‘change menu’ With apologies to James Taylor, in his timeless favourite, ‘You’ve got a...
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Mums Bake Cakes

We are fortunate as in the course of our work we meet people that are passionate about what they do and we like to share this with our community. Recently we met Paula...
Caffe Culture

New to Caffe Culture 2017

  Innate Foods So it started out with Elsa as a teenager feeling incredible weak and in poor health, the doctors proclaimed she was fine and so she set about my own...
Caffè Culture 2017

Caffè Culture

I’ve just sat down at my desk to work on my talk that I am delivering at the Caffè Culture show at Olympia in London on Wednesday 24th May at their Caffe Connections...

Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

We were delighted to be asked to be guests on The Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast by Eric Cacciatore recently. Eric invites the best mentors from the restaurant, bar and cafe...
Andrew Bowen, Claire Bowen

Love at First Sight!

Love at first sight You only get one chance to make a first impression they say, and it’s never more important than when it’s your own business. Impressing...
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Winking in the Dark

One of the biggest dilemmas or even traps the Independent Coffee Shop owner faces is getting themselves away from the day to day operation and getting more customers into...
Caffè Culture

Caffè Culture 2016 Highlight

This years Caffè Culture Show in Olympia London was a colourful affair; we wanted to share with you some of the highlights Peanut Hottie http://peanuthottie.com/ The Peanut...
May Morning

Our first lie in for 9 years!

4am Today is the first May Day morning in nine years that we have not woken up at 4am to go to work. The reason we have been able to enjoy a well-earned lie in is that we no...

London Coffee Festival 2016

We have been getting more and more excited on the countdown to our London Coffee Festival debut! Between 7th and 10th April, we will be on Stand B26 at The Old Truman Brewery...
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Don’t do a Sharapova!

Didn’t see the email This week the press has been filled with the news that one of the most high-profile sports stars in the world had failed a drugs test. Maria...
Bill Barol

You can’t drink coffee off the internet

We are excited to share with you a fantastic podcast from Bill Barol in which he talks to Kambiz Hemati, who was in charge of store design for Starbucks. It’s worth 23mins and...
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The Coffee Shop Loyalty Battle

This Week Starbucks changed their Loyalty Scheme in which they have millions of members and caused a stir amongst some of their loyal customers because they have changed the...

Sugar Sugar, Honey Honey…..

Shock News……. Hot Drinks with Chocolate and Flavoured Syrups Contain lots of Sugar! This week the papers have been full of the amount of sugar in some of the drinks served up...
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Woo your Valentine customers

Your secret Valentine customers From Singapore to Scandinavia, Valentine’s day will be widely celebrated this weekend. So on this romantic festival how do you attract...

Food sales down

We are always hearing about the success of the Coffee Shop, how it has been one of the big winners during the recession, that the public enjoy their affordable treat and how...

Cafe16 UK – latest coffee shop research

We were invited last week to the launch of the Allegra World Coffee Portal, Project Cafe16 UK report. With the input of over 16,000 people, it’s the definitive report on...
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To be Liked is never enough…on Facebook

To be Liked is never enough…on Facebook Almost every coffee shop has a Facebook page, which is tenderly posted to, with likes being a badge of honour, the more the...
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Calibrate yourself to Success in 2016

  Celebrations are over now calibrate your way to profit in 2016! Your festive celebrations will be over in a flash, but do you want to make more money in your coffee...

Your Independent Coffee Shop’s Dirty Secret

How many times have you walked into your local independent coffee shop either at 8:30 in the morning on a weekday, or lunchtime Saturday when it’s really busy and thought to...

Oxford Barista Slam- latte art competion

Oxford had its first ever Barista competition on 8th October this year. The OxBarsistaSlam latte art competition was held a Joseph Perks&Co and sponsored by UECoffee...

The Hidden Gem- No Marketing Required

The Hidden Gem – No Marketing Required Yesterday we stumbled over one of the best independent coffee shops I never knew about. We have just been to town that we visit very...

When Pub Coffee Goes Wrong

Pub Coffee Here is our latest Vlog on why you need to spend money on training your team after investing a small fortune in your coffee offer in your pub  

Lets have a picnic in your Coffee Shop!

Picnic in a Coffee Shop We have spotted a growing trend recently where guests smuggle their own food or food they have bought elsewhere to eat in the comfort of our Coffee...