Mylk is not 'Extra"

It’s a good thing for the growing number of vegans and those with an intolerance to cows milk that Costa has stopped charging extra for a plant-based milk alternative....

Daisy Green curb appeal

Coffee Shop Curb Appeal

Coffee Shop Curb Appeal We were out and about in London recently and walked past some charming coffee shops, others we ran past!There were some visually stunning examples...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Coffee Shop Pricing Survey

Food service price inflation, i.e. what cafes and coffee shops pay for their ingredients hit 9.8% in March of this year. So many costs have increased this year, the living...

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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...

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Andrew and Claire Bowen Talk to David Rossmaur of 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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