Coffee

Rosslyn Coffee makes London debut

Caravan Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Roastery’s former head of wholesale James Hennebry has teamed up with Mat Russell to launch Rosslyn Coffee, which will make its debut next month when it opens its first site in Queen Victoria Street, London, writes Propel (Monday, January 29).

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Garry Cooper joins La Cimbali

La Cimbali UK has appointed Garry Cooper to the newly created position of service operations director, heading up a team of 70+ with responsibility for the “whole customer experience”.

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Edgcumbes expands café business

Coffee roasters and tea blenders Edgcumbes is set to open a new café business next month in response to ever-rising customer demand at its Arundel-based home, alongside a new training and event space to host students of its Sussex Food Academy.

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In Other News - 23 January

A selection of the week's news including UKHospitality creates ‘powerful unified voice’; La Cimbali has answer for ground-down baristas; BSA opens 3rd international training centre; Nespresso celebrates coffee myths; Fentimans rethinks traditional Valentine's gift; Luscombe launches new tonic as sector bubbles up and Inquest serves to highlight risks of food allergens.

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VIEWPOINT: Martin Kersh on the 'Latte Levy'

Why charge 25p a cup when the industry is willing to provide funding for recycling? This is the question posed by Martin Kersh, executive director of the Foodservice Packaging Association, a key contributor on national news programmes and radio earlier this month, when news of the ‘Latte Levy’ first broke.

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Edgcumbes expands café business

Coffee roasters and tea blenders Edgcumbes is set to open a new café business next month in response to ever-rising customer demand at its Arundel-based home, alongside a new training and event space to host students of its Sussex Food Academy.

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Star pubs announces new coffee partners

Star Pubs & Bars has secured a new deal on coffee, partnering with UCC for bean-to-cup traditional coffee and with hospitality specialists K-Fee for capsule coffee. The deal is the first supplier agreement to ‘go live’ from its new buying department, which aims to give licensees a competitive edge in an increasing competitive marketplace.

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Tim Sturk to drive coffee offer at Angel Hill Foods

Tim Sturk joins Angel Hill Foods this month as director of coffee from BaxterStorey, where he was head of coffee training and development. The new role, a board position, has been created to build up the coffee offer at Angel Hill Foods, which offers catering solutions for large and small businesses, from staff canteens to private dining and vending.

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Q&A with Dale Harris, World Barista Champion, 2017

Dale Harris talks to Coffee Business World about recruitment challenges in 2018 and how to create a world-great work-force.

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A1 planning regs fuels disposables

United Baristas, an online forum for baristas, has hit out at planning legislation that affects most coffee shops in the UK, declaring that designation as A1 retail sites requires at least 50% of the trade to be consumed off-site.

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In Other News - 16 January

A selection of the week's news including Weatherspoons to roll out Lavazza coffee offer; Union issues wake-up call on coffee; Coffee roasters save the day; Fentimans' £1.2m investment; Starbucks to trial 5p paper cup charge and Major skills shortage highlighted in new research.

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European Coffee Expo sparks flurry of bookings

Nothing beats the excitement of a launch – certainly true when it comes to European Coffee Expo, the trade-only show 100% focussed on coffee, tea, soft drinks and related products. No cakes or sandwiches; no dishwashers or ovens to queer the pitch.

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