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
Mums Bake Cake

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
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
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 open
London coffee festival 2017

London Coffee Festival 2017 Video

We spent a fabulous few days at the London Coffee Festival. It seems that there are even more people interested in opening a coffee shop and we met loads of
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
Coffee Shop Christmas Checklist

Christmas Checklist for Coffee Shops

The well oiled seasonal retail calendar drives sales throughout the year, and in many markets, Christmas is the biggest of them all. It's not always a great trading period for
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
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
Abingdon Bun Throwing

Are you ready for a Bunfight?

This weekend marks the celebration of Queen Elizabeths ninetieth birthday. There will be many events going out throughout the world to commemorate this momentous achievement; there is none more unusual
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
Suspended Coffees

2000 Suspended Coffees

2000 Random Acts of Kindness We had a Facebook post from a customer in April 2011 that was intriguing and had no idea we would go on to raise over £3000.
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
coffee shop loyalty clubs

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 way 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

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
Facebook coffee shop

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 better. How

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

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