Coffee

Rapid expansion for TY

TY, formerly known as Timberyard, the ‘workspace fused with speciality tea and coffee’, is looking to expand the business over the next four to five years by opening eight new sites.

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Tim Hortons opens third site in Cardiff

Canadian bakery business Tim Hortons opened its third site in Cardiff on Feburary 22, continuing the chain's national roll-out.

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In other news...

This week: La Marzocco appoints new CEO; Made in Britain appoints Fracino’s sales chief to the board; Caffè Nero reports L4L’s up 2.8%; Greggs announces latest results.

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Finding sites remains tough for independents

Independent coffee shop operators are facing an uphill challenge to open new sites, as tough competition on the high street shows no signs of abating, with the new and smaller businesses most likely to lose out, reports Michelle Perrett for Coffee Business World.

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Worker Bee MCR launches to support Manchester

The company behind Rcoffee of Didsbury - the coffee, tea and machine supplier in Manchester that’s dedicated to supporting local businesses and community initiatives – is launching a new, branded concept on March 8 called Worker Bee MCR.

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Dubai-based coffee chain to launch in UK

Coffee Planet, the Dubai-based coffee chain, is set to open its first UK site in Cardiff.

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In other news...

In other news this week (February 21)… Everards searches for café operator; Triple Two Coffee plans 22 new shops; Pret A Manager opens in Dubai; and Francino expands team to meet higher demand.

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Bigmoose coffee co to open homeless coffee shop concept

Bigmoose coffee co, the homeless coffee shop concept, is set to open its first site in Cardiff in March with plans for a further roll-out across the country.

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Esquires Coffee to launch new café bistro concept

Esquires Coffee has secured a site in Putney, south London for a new coffee shop and office headquarters.

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Pret moves into Scandinavia

This week sees Pret A Manger open two shops in Copenhagen, it’s first foray into Scandinavia. Both are in Copenhagen Airport and will be operated by HMSHost International. The first is located in the Terminal 2 check-in area (with seating for 160 customers) and opens tomorrow (February 7), with the second opening by the Metro station in Terminal 3 on Thursday (February 8).

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F&W hosts Coffeeography book signing

Stephen Leighton author of ‘Coffeeography: The Coffee Producers’ [pictured here with European Coffee Expo’s Angie Webster] held a book-signing evening at Fernandez & Wells at London’s Somerset House last week to promote his book, which “shares hidden stories and breaks-down common misconceptions about those who farm the cherries of the world’s most popular beverage”.

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Product Releases 6 February

Vitamin Coffee… Callebaut’s Lasting Impressions… Valentine’s Day mural for Fentimans.

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