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Thank you very much for spending time with us yesterday we both thoroughly enjoyed the course. The course was was very insightful and inspiring and has urged us even greater to do as it says in your final slide. ‘make it happen’. Thank you also for being so open about the figures that are set to be involved that really was very helpful

Will & Kay

start a coffee shop hints & tips

June 16, 2013

Price of coffee

The price of coffee is only going in one direction much like everything else in the world at the moment. Back in March the independent newspaper […]
February 12, 2013
City cafe

Birmingham Coffee Scene – part 5

Way back in Nov 2011 we blogged that one of Birmingham’s independent coffee shops, Cafe Blend was making the brave move of branching out to Manchester. […]
January 5, 2013

Is The Independent 50 Best Coffee Shops a biased report?

Over the years I have looked at the Independent’s Newspaper 50 Best Coffee Shop article that it produces from time to time and always thought it […]
December 8, 2012

People will quit

The coffee shop industry suffers from high turnover in staff with the industry average being just 13-weeks employed. This level of staff turnover means a constant […]
October 27, 2012

Independents 1 High Street Chains 0

This week Costa coffee decided not to go ahead with their planned store opening in Totnes despite having planning permission approved by the local Council. This […]
January 5, 2013

Is The Independent 50 Best Coffee Shops a biased report?

Over the years I have looked at the Independent’s Newspaper 50 Best Coffee Shop article that it produces from time to time and always thought it […]
October 27, 2012

Independents 1 High Street Chains 0

This week Costa coffee decided not to go ahead with their planned store opening in Totnes despite having planning permission approved by the local Council. This […]
February 26, 2012

Can Costa compete

So Costa won the property bidding war for the old Summerfields location next to Snowhill station, Birmingham. We understand that Starbucks were also interest and as […]
July 19, 2011

Why coffee shops fail

Why do coffee shops fail? Lots of reasons but here are my top 3 reasons: 1- The owner/manager is not a business person and doesn’t get […]