The Modbar is still fairly new to us: a modular espresso machine with all the major hardware hidden under the counter leaving only the beautiful group head ‘taps’ and steam wands visible above the counter.
Our previous post about where to find speciality tea in London (Read Part 1) proved to be the most popular news post last month - much to our concern!
With once fiercely independent cafes becoming mini-chains and new roasters opening every month, London’s speciality coffee industry is currently in full swing.
Few topics are brooded over more in the speciality coffee industry than customer service.
In today's post, Alex Stewart removes the protective sleeve to explore the branding on those ubiquitous take away cups, from adverts to quality illustration.
In his previous two posts in our ‘How to open a cafe’ series, Ross of Browns of Brockley, explains everything from the initial set up (Part 1) to layout and equipment (Part 2)
In his first post on how to open a cafe, Ross Brown of Browns of Brockley discusses the early stages of setting up a cafe from finding the right location to hiring tradesmen and accountants...
So, you’re thinking about opening a coffee shop? Before you start dreaming of pouring the perfect flat white, bantering with the locals and joining the foodie vanguard, you’ll want to get the basics in place.
Coffee and music are natural companions. But the connections go far beyond the choice of playlist for café atmosphere and the occasional celebrity customers such as Jimmy Page who sometimes pops up at Flat White and Frank Ocean who visited Workshop Fitzrovia.