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
christmas menu

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 Friend'. Each season moves along with the
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
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
Coffee Shop Queue

Why the Wait

Having a queue in your coffee shop or cafe is a beautiful thing to behold, but according to the latest research, if you have more than six guests waiting, then
how to set your prices in your coffee shop or cafe

Coffee Shop Pricing Principles INFOGRAPHIC

  Coffee Shop Pricing Principles We have put together this Infographic to illustrate some of the secrets to setting the right prices and setting out a menu that will maximise your sales. Click

Interview with Ken Burgin

    We were delighted recently to be invited on as guests by Ken Burgin, the famous Australian Hospitality guru. He had read a copy of our book, The Daily Grind and
Andrew Brooks - Poikto

Pokito – the answer to coffee cup reuse?

The environmental impact of the disposable but not recyclable cup is something that has been in the headlines recently. The exponential growth of coffee shops and takeaway coffee, in particular, has

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 industry to
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 customers on their very
more customers to your coffee shop

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 their
coffee shop loyalty clubs

Turbocharge your loyalty card

The Coffee Shops oldest and still the most popular loyalty scheme is the good old stamp card; most coffee shops use stamp cards or something similar to encourage repeat business,

Equipment Superheroes

  You've got the plan, the passion and the drive and a great site to open your new coffee shop. The problem is you are not quite sure how busy you
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 Hottie stand was one of the brightest
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

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
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

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

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

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 the