"Best Coffee Book of all time - book authority"

Best coffee books of all time

It’s always heartwarming getting a compliment or being recognised for doing something well. Recently our book ‘The Daily Grind – how to open and run a coffee...
Notes Coffee counter

Notes Coffee Kings Cross

Notes Coffee - a few observationsWe visited the new Notes Coffee at Kings Cross London, it's at the new development between Kings Cross and St Pancras station.Notes Coffee...
Bad flat white

The power of training

Possibly the worst flat whites we have had are pictured above The reason Cafe Success exists is to ‘develop independent coffee shops to create successful businesses for...

Coffee Shop Innovation Expo 2019

We are back in partnership with The Coffee Shop Innovation Expo for 2019 A date for your diary! For the last two years, at The Coffee Shop Innovation Expo, we have had the...
Flat White, Andrew Bowen, Claire Bowen

Flat White Gets Bigger

The publics’ love of the Flat White grows by the day. Coffee drinkers love a Flat White. The artisan coffee shops started it, the chains followed, fast food giants...

Have you put up your value lately?

Since coming back from the London Coffee Festival a few weeks ago, we have been musing about the new product’s and trends that were there in abundance again. The one...
Andrew Bowen - how to open a coffee shop and choose a location

Where to open a coffee shop or cafe?

If you are planning to open a coffee shop or cafe, or have already opened, then you will know that the choice of location can be the difference between success and failure....

Ask Us Anything?

If you are a member of our Facebook Group – for coffee shop startups you may have watched our first ‘ask us anything session’ if not then here is the replay...
Andrew and Claire Bowen Talk to David Rossmaur of The Entertainer App

The ENTERTAINER App

This year like last, Andrew & Claire spoke to dozens of App developers at The London Coffee Festival. It seems that everyone has a brilliant idea that will bring you loads...
coffee ethic, andrew bowen, claire bowen

Coffee does good – Coffee Ethic

At the London Coffee Festival we interviewed Sarah Clark from Coffee-Ethic. They help people in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction reintegrate back to work and...
Niche grinder, andrew Bowen, Claire Bowen

Niche Coffee Grinder

At the recent London Coffee Festival, we met the people behind a revolutionary type of coffee grinder called the Niche Zero. The biggest asset is it’s accuracy and noise...
Table Talk Media Andrew Bowen Claire Bowen

A Unique Marketing Opportunity

Would you like some free 100% recyclable coffee cups? It’s not very often that you get something for nothing in this world, but a company called Tabletalk Media might be...
andrew bowen, nobly POS forum

The Future of Hospitality…Nobly POS

Andrew Bowen speaks at the Nobly POS, ‘Future of Hospitality’ forum held at Jaz&Juls Chocolate House, Chapel Market, Islington, London.      ...
Claire Bowen Keynote Hotelympia 2018

Claire Bowen -Hotelympia Keynote

The Seven Deadly Sins Cafe Owners Make & how to avoid them Have you ever wondered why that cafe you pass every day suddenly closes?       Claire was invited...
milk price survey

Coffee Shop Milk Prices – Survey

No Coffee Shop or Cafe can operate without Milk. The quality will affect our drinks and the amount we pay for this important ingredient will directly affect the bottom line....
Claire Bowen Speaker Hotelympia

Claire Bowen at Hotelympia

Claire is presenting “The 7 Deadly Sins Coffee Shop Owners Make’ at Hotelympia on Monday 5th March at  ExCel London.Find out more here Tickets for the show are...

UK Coffee Shop Market 2018

The 5th wave is coming… 81% of people now visit a coffee shop weekly, spending £9.6bn a year in over 24,000 outlets according to Allegra Project Cafe 2018. The numbers...
Coffee Shop Bootcamp

Coffee Shop Bootcamp II

We had some fantastic feedback from the 1st Bootcamp we hosted in September this year, and so had no option but to rerun it. A broad range of people attended, some just...
greenredeem London

London Coffee Shops Go Green

If you are like us, then your new year’s resolution for 2018 will be to get more customers. You know that more customers equal more sales and more profit left for you....
Claire Bowen Coffee Shop Innovation Keynote Speech

Claire’s Coffee Shop Expo Keynote

I was honored recently to be invited to present a Keynote speech at London ExCel for the Coffee Shop Innovation Show. The theatre was full, so the topic must have resonated...
coffee shop toilet

How convenient are your facilities?

Recently I took my car to my local garage for a MOT, the while-you-wait type, and while I was waiting, I needed to answer the call of nature. The garage itself was typical of...
Ordoo pre order app

How technology can give you an edge

This week, we met with Tom Dewhurst, Founder & CEO of Ordoo at their offices in Old Street, London. Ordoo is the UKs leading mobile ordering app for coffee shops. What’s...
Andrew Bowen, Claire Bowen, Coffeepreneurs, speakers

Caffe Culture Presentaion

Here is our presentation at Caffe Culture at Olympia in London on May 24th about the Authors Andrew & Claire Bowen are the authors of ‘The Daily Grind – how to...