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Teapigs' pop-up a fund-raising success

Teapigs', which opened its first pop-up shop at The Old Truman Brewery in East London last week, reports back on a 'hugely successful' week, which raised £5,192.64 to fund a training centre in Rwanda.

All money spent in store (August 14-19) and taken from event ticket sales will be donated to the Point Foundation, a charity in Rwanda, where Teapigs source most of its tea, to help build a training centre.

Louise Cheadle, Teapigs' co-founder and tea taster said: "So much work went into the shop and to see the amazing response from the public was simply mind-blowing. We hit £5,000 with 10 minutes to space on Sunday and are so excited to see the difference this money will make to the communities in Rwanda."

Last week, CBW reported that the Teapigs' pop-up was 'toe in the water' for other shops.

  • Teapigs will be exhibiting on Stand G32 at European Coffee Expo 2019.
  • European Coffee Expo is on May 21-22 at London's Olympia.
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Lundenwic duo open cafe concept

Lundenwic duo open cafe concept in Spitalfields, reports Propel (August 21).

The duo behind the Lundenwic coffee shop in Aldwych and scotch egg company Scotchtails in Borough Market have opened an all-day cafe in Spitalfields, east London.

Oliver Hiam and Dominic Hamdy have launched Crispin in Duval Row. The cafe is housed in a purpose-built "geometric pavilion" with space for 40 people and also features a "listening bar".

Crispin has a seasonally changing menu as well as coffee provided by Brixton’s Assembly Coffee and a rotating wine list. The menu to start with includes the charred broccoli and romanesco sandwich; and the Merguez sausage with daal, green sauce and egg. The bar, which has a separate snack menu, features seven stools where customers can don a pair of headphones and listen to Crispin's record collection, reports Hot Dinners.

Bold Street Coffee links up with Graffiti Spirits

Bold Street Coffee and Graffiti Spirits brew up new venture, reports Propel (August 21).

Graffiti Spirits, the Liverpool-based independent bar and restaurant group owned by Matt Farrell and John Ennis, has partnered with Bold Street Coffee ahead of the latter's return to its original venue.

Following Bold Street Coffee's successful crowdfunding campaign in May, which raised more than £35,000 from 884 backers, it has teamed up with Graffiti Spirits as part of plans to further expand the brand. Bold Street Coffee is returning to 89 Bold Street in October with a downstairs bar to follow in 2019.

CDG's Jersey deal for Ale & Coffee House

Casual Dining Group (CDG), has signed a 'concessions agreement' with Ports of Jersey to open an Ale & Coffee House site on the island, reports Foodservice Equipment Journal, (August 14).

The design plans for the new opening will see the creation of a restaurant and bar facility based on CDG’s existing Ale & Coffee House concepts.

The new site will focus on delivering an all-day offering, featuring pub classics using local produce, alongside a premium drinks range including a variety of cask ales, as well as other beers, coffee, wine and spirits.

This new deal CDG’s second contract with Ports of Jersey, following an agreement in 2017 to run all food and beverage concessions at Jersey Airport.

The new 180-cover Ale & Coffee House, called The Shipyard, will open at the Elizabeth Terminal in early 2019.

Located near St Helier, the new site is the third in CDG’s Ale & Coffee House offering, following two openings at Heathrow Airport last year.

Managing director of concessions and franchising at CDG, Mark Nelson, said: “This partnership demonstrates the versatility of our portfolio and flexibility to meet the needs of any location, and we are delighted to be working together again with Ports of Jersey to create an offer for the local community and also passengers passing through.”

Welsh debut for Bru with Cardiff opening

Coffee and dessert bar concept Bru makes Welsh debut with Cardiff opening, fourth site in total, reports Propel (August 16).

Coffee and dessert bar concept Bru has made its Welsh debut after opening in Cardiff – its fourth site in total.

Owner Noman Qaiser has opened the venue in David Street. It sells freshly made gelato ice cream made from an Italian recipe alongside specially crafted blends of coffee. The dessert menu features a range of waffles, milkshakes, sundaes and cookie dough. Bru also sells breakfast dishes and sandwiches, reports Wales Online. Bru’s other sites are in Harrow, Leicester and Walthamstow.


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