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Trends that will shape the UK coffee sector in 2022

New processing, new normal, new prices! Koji-fermented coffees - the next innovation in speciality..First seen

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adam October 5, 2021
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The Cappuccino around the world

The cappuccino is iconic in the world of coffee.  Combining espresso, steamed milk, and microfoam;

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adam August 16, 2021
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How the Bean beat the Virus

Coffee After Covid; how the humble bean survived the virus... For those who have been forced

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Coffee Central November 11, 2020
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FREE on loan coffee machines

Identifying trends, particularly before they've gained significant momentum can give you an advantage over other coffee shops slower to

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Coffee Central October 26, 2020
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Making the best of the Covid crisis

Beating Covid Its not what anyone wanted. But, we're going into lockdown once more. It will

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Coffee Central September 2, 2020
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Greens Shoots & QR Codes

Its been a tough time for hospitality. No doubt about that. There has also been

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Coffee Central March 20, 2020
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Brewing Better Coffee at Home

6 Tips that will Change the Way You Brew Coffee at Home Given the current

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Coffee Central March 19, 2020
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Getting through Covid 19 in your coffee business

Like many small businesses, cafes are being hit hard with the Corona Virus pandemic.  The

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Coffee Central March 16, 2020
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Is coffee vegan?

What we call a coffee bean is actually the seed of the coffee plant, and

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Coffee Central January 30, 2020
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V OR V – Sheffield – Now open

Congratulations to brothers Matt and Nick of V or V a recently opened vegetarian organic

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Coffee Central January 30, 2020
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Coffee Central @ The Food and Drink Expo 2020

COFFEE CENTRAL ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE EXHIBITING AT A RE-ENGERGISED AND RE-INVIGORATED FOOD &

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Coffee Central January 22, 2020
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Coffee Trends for 2020

Identifying trends, particularly before they've gained momentum can give you an advantage over other coffee shops slower to react

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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What Are The Most Popular Types Of Coffee Drink?

The Most Popular In The UK The most popular coffee drinks in the UK are

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do You Do Latte Art?

What is latte art? Latte art is a technique that skilled Baristas use to present

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do I Dispose Of Coffee Grounds?

Discover how to responsibly dispose of your coffee grounds If you own a coffee shop

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Many Types Of Coffee Beans Are There?

Learn about the different kinds of coffee bean species Roasted coffee beans are the seeds

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do You Make a Macchiato?

Macchiato Recipe The literal caffé macchiato translation from Italian is “stained coffee” or coffee with

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do You Make Iced Coffee?

Why you need to be making iced coffee You may notice when we approach the

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do You Make A Ristretto Shot?

What is a ristretto shot? A Ristretto shot is still an espresso shot, but it

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do You Grind Coffee Beans?

Discover 4 different ways to grind coffee beans at home We’ve all got a jar

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How To Prevent Your Baristas From Quitting

Keep your staff happy to improve your business Have your staff been quitting recently? They

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Do I Find The Best Barista Talent?

What do you expect from your employees? In recent years, the role of a Barista

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How To Become A Barista

Ever dreamt of becoming a barista? Look no further. Whether you have had a little

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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What Barista Qualifications Are Out There?

Learn more about barista qualifications in the UK Whether you are an employer trying to

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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Coffee Shop Loyalty Scheme

Coffee shop loyalty cards Building a sound base of loyal customers should be at the

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Can I Use Social Media For My Coffee Shop?

Social media for coffee shops It’s a given that most coffee shop owners will have

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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What Is A Barista And What Do They Do?

What is a barista? A barista is someone who is specially trained in preparing coffee-based

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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The Importance Of ‘Customer Experience’

Why it's important to provide a great customer experience The level of competition on the

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Much Does It Cost To Open A Coffee Shop?

Discover the average prices involved in opening your own coffee shop This is a common

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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What Is The Target Market For Coffee?

Who is drinking coffee in the UK? We are a nation of coffee lovers. Around

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How To Structure An Effective Sales Team

Become the best team you can possibly be People often compare sales teams to sports

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Can I Make An Ethical Coffee Shop?

Things to do to ensure your coffee shop is ethical Being an ethical coffee shop

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Much Does Wholesale Coffee Cost?

Learn how much your stock will cost you Wholesale coffee is a core part of

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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How Much Should I Pay A Barista?

Discover how much you should be paying your staff Finding yourself a highly trained barista

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Coffee Central October 6, 2019
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FREE on loan coffee machines

Apologies from the start for the outright sales nature of this journal entry. But put

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Coffee Central March 6, 2019
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Keep your business profitable

As the old saying goes “turnover is vanity, profit is sanity”. Keeping this difference in

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Coffee Central January 20, 2019
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Origin Focus Series: Ethiopia

Ethiopia is widely understood to be where coffee originated, although technically it probably first evolved

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Coffee Central January 5, 2019
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Origin Focus Series: Rwanda

The history of Rwandan coffee is probably the most interesting of all the African nations… Coffee

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Coffee Central December 16, 2018
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Origin Focus Series: Brazil

This is the start of a series of posts taking an in-depth look at various coffee

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Coffee Central December 3, 2018
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Menu Development – The Key Things to Consider

Large chains like Starbucks and Costa are major contenders in the current coffee market, since

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Coffee Central October 30, 2018
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Merchandising – Strengthen your Brand & Maximise Sales

Any retail coffee shop has a great opportunity to make retail sales when displayed and

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Coffee Central September 30, 2018
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Workflow efficiency in your Coffee Business

As any experienced manager knows, efficient workflow is key to running a successful and productive

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Coffee Central September 10, 2018
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The future of Decaf Coffee

Decaffeinated coffee has historically had a bit of a bad rep, especially in the minds

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Coffee Central September 1, 2018
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8 Uses for Coffee Grounds in the garden

We’re not claiming to be seasoned gardeners by any stretch of the imagination, but working

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Coffee Central August 25, 2018
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Why you should educate your customers

In today’s competitive retail landscape, gaining an advantage over other coffee shops is an increasingly

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Coffee Central August 5, 2018
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8 tips to open a successful coffee business

There is no one secret to opening a successful coffee business and in today’s competitive

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Coffee Central July 20, 2018
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What is the difference between Espresso & Filter Coffee

When you work in the industry you assume that everyone understands the differences between brewing methods

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Coffee Central July 10, 2018
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The great Take Away cup debate: what is the solution?

For many people, the morning routine involves a dive into a local cafe or coffee

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Coffee Central July 6, 2018
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Cold Coffee – Our favourite varieties to try this summer

With cold coffee already increasingly popular and with the hottest summer on record since the famed

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Coffee Central June 25, 2018
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The Cowshed Dale Abbey – Now Open

Congratulations to the cowshed on a successful opening. Serving freshly prepared quality home-cooked food and

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Coffee Central May 4, 2018
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How to differentiate yourself from other Coffee Brands in the market

As the growing number of coffee outlets increases competition, the ability to stand out not

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Coffee Central April 24, 2018
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5 Coffee Milk Alternatives You Should Be Using

Dairy-free alternatives to Cows milk are becoming more and more popular. Whether you are vegan,

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Coffee Central March 11, 2018
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5 Business Benefits of a Cashless System

The use of pound notes and pence is on the decline and with more and more

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Coffee Central January 10, 2018
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The importance of high-quality coffee in 2018

Whilst struggling to get to sleep recently (a common problem in this business) I stumbled

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Coffee Central December 16, 2017
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Food & Drink Trends in 2018 to Increase Customer Experiences

2018 promises to be another interesting but challenging year for coffee shops all over the

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Coffee Central November 30, 2017
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Geisha: Is it delicious or is it just different?

It is generally understood that you get what you pay for – right? If you

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Coffee Central November 15, 2017
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Quality control is as important as ever during the busy festive season!

Cupping coffees is a vital evaluative process and it shapes our decisions whenever we buy

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Coffee Central September 21, 2017
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The Lamb Inn Case Study

Following an extensive refurbishment, The Lamb Inn Edgemond (Shropshire) is now open again with a fantastic looking

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Coffee Central July 18, 2017
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St Botolph’s Hotel Case Study

Very happy to be working with Peter helping him offer quality coffee as part of

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Coffee Central May 12, 2017
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Caffe Velo Verde Case Study

Caffe Velo Verde is a cycle-friendly coffee shop in a unique farm location at Screveton

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Coffee Central March 16, 2017
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Dandelion Deli & Coffee House Case Study

A great addition to Kimberley main Street, Dandelion has very much hit the ground running with

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