Interviews

Big Interview: Paddy & Scott's

Paddy & Scott’s has just won the Marriott hotels contract to supply its 40+ cafes in the UK; last Thursday it launched Nitro Cold Brew ‘craft coffee’, which founder and CEO Scott Russell believes is good enough to follow in the footsteps of top products Fever-Tree and Red Bull; and in May it signed a £500k five-year deal to create a ‘Shoreditch style’ fuelling station at Wyboston Lakes Resort. Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim reports.

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Big Interview: Compass Group UK & Ireland

Coffee is big business for food service company Compass Group UK & Ireland. This year it has: achieved SCA Premier Training Campus Status; head of hot beverage Sonia Carvalho has joined the elite ranks of the country’s ASTs; and it has awarded the title of Master Barista to five of its top coffee professionals. Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim meets the team behind the Barista Academy to find out more.

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Bristol roaster opens London training facility made from landfill

Bristol-based Extract Coffee Roasters has opened a new barista training facility in ‘Sustainable Bankside’ made from recycled materials destined for landfill.

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Grind's Abrahamovitch reveals financing triumphs and key to business success

David Abrahamovitch, CEO and co-founder of Grind with 10 cafes in London, spoke about crowdfunding and the importance of getting it right, while revealing the secrets of his success at the European Coffee Expo Conference, sponsored by WMF and Schaerer, on May 23.

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What a day! European Coffee Expo opens to huge acclaim

It was an amazing first day for the launch of European Coffee Expo at London’s Olympia. Exhibitors and visitors were in agreement that this brand new show delivered a fresh, exciting, professional business environment – perfect for discussions and networking.

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What people are saying about European Coffee Expo…

Feedback from the first day of European Coffee Expo at London's Olympia - don't miss your chance to visit today!

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Big Interview: Coaching Inn Group

The Coaching Inn Group, the chain of 14 inns situated in market towns across the UK, is set to launch an afternoon tea proposition following its “enormous” success with its morning coffee offer. Kate Oppenheim caught up with CEO Kevin Charity to find out more.

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Big Interview: Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party’s (BTP) announcement that it's to ban disposable cups became the 4th most read story on BBC News. This week, in the aftermath of the “mind-blowing” TV, radio, press and social media coverage, the Bristol-based chain of 21 coffee shops is getting down to the business of securing its £1m hot drinks’ take-away trade.

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Q&A: Eversys on the 5th wave

In a series of Q&A articles, Coffee Business World asks readers to reveal their thinking. Here, Kamal Bengougam, chief commercial officer at Eversys answers questions on the 5th Wave.

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Big Interview: Abokado

Out to prove that a shop selling sushi and noodles could also sell quality coffee, Abokado has created an artisan, handcrafted coffee offer within its chain of 24 London sites. CEO Mark Lilley speaks to Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim.

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Big Interview: easyCoffee

With last week’s news that easyCoffee was seeking funds to open 200 stores over the next three years, Coffee Business World’s editor Kate Oppenheim speaks to CEO Nathan Lowry to find out more.

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Q&A: Red Mist Leisure

Red Mist Leisure, the Surrey and Hampshire pub chain, is set to open its 10th site at the Temple Inn in Liss Forest. Its partnership with Mozzo Coffee is reaping rewards for the pub group. Julian Clarke, director at Red Mist Leisure explains.

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