UNROOTED

Unrooted at The London Coffee FestivalEvery now and again we find a new product that could be a great addition to a cafe or coffee shop menu. At the London
start up a coffee shop daily grind best selling book

Need a barista

Need a Barista launch in LondonWe caught up with Alex from www.needabarista.co.uk to talk about how he is working with coffee shop and cafe owners to reduce the stress of covering missing

gift vouchers

The power of Gift Vouchers Do you sell gift voucher for your coffee shop or cafe?   Selling gift vouchers is a win-win, it will help you with cash flow and also getting
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 their owners', and much
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 free to the
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
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

5 Emergency Plans Every Coffee Shop Needs

  They say things always come in three's; so when the coffee machine, dishwasher and high-speed oven decided to stop working in the week before Christmas, the good news is that
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
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
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.
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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

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
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

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 Roasters. I was there to

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  
Food Intolerance

Great News – Food Intolerance is Growing!

Food Intolerance It might not be a good thing for those with a food intolerance, but  your coffee shop can benefit from the food intolerances of your guests. With over 35% of
Customer Toilets

Are your toilets driving you mad?

Are your toilets being abused? With the decline in local public toilet facilities provided by the councils, your local coffee shop is the favourite destination of many people needing to answer