Coffee

Grind achieves B Corp status

Grind achieves B Corp status

By Restaurant

Coffee house, restaurant group and retailer Grind has been awarded B Corp status two years after its first application.

How I Got Here with Dumo Mathema head of coffee at Brighton-based café chain Small Batch

How I Got Here: Dumo Mathema

By James McAllister

The head of coffee at Brighton-based café chain Small Batch on how his job brings creative freedom, and the importance of listening to and learning from others.

James Sleater on opening the only coffee shop on Savile Row

How I Got Here: James Sleater

By James McAllister

The co-founder of London tailors Cad & The Dandy on why he chose to enter hospitality and launch The Service - the only coffee shop on Savile Row.

AMT Coffee acquired from administration by SSP

AMT Coffee acquired from administration by SSP

By James McAllister

Travel hub-focused coffee chain AMT Coffee has been acquired from administration by SSP, with 18 sites to close with immediate effect and around 100 employees made redundant.

How I Got Here: Henry Ayers co-founder and director of wholesale at The Gentlemen Baristas

How I Got Here: Henry Ayers

By James McAllister

The co-founder and director of wholesale at The Gentlemen Baristas, which has just launched its 11th coffee house in London, on how he developed a successful coffee wholesale business.

Queen's Road's Milk Beach to launch Soho restaurant

Milk Beach heads to Soho

By Joe Lutrario

All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach will bring ‘a little slice of Sydney to Soho’ this summer following the acquisition of the large ground floor site at the recently redeveloped Ilona Rose House.

How I Got Here with Lynsey Harley founder and CEO of speciality coffee roaster Modern Standard Coffee

How I Got Here: Lynsey Harley

By James McAllister

The founder and CEO of speciality coffee roaster Modern Standard Coffee on building her career, holidays in Japan, and the importance of being visible to customers.

How I Got Here: Roland Horne

How I Got Here: Roland Horne

By James McAllister

The CEO and founder of coffee chain WatchHouse on his career, motivations, and why there needs to be an open and honest conversation about the economics of hospitality.

Pret told to review ads for its YourPret Barista subscription service

Pret told to review subscription ads

By Joe Lutrario

Pret a Manager has been told to review the adverts for its subscription service following criticism from customers who claim that some of the promised beverages are rarely available.

Healthy fast food chain Friska sold

Healthy fast food chain Friska sold

By Joe Lutrario

The majority of Bristol-founded healthy fast food chain Friska has been sold by administrations Mazars LLP to a third party, with founders Ed Brown and Griff Holland taking two of the groups sites to operate under a different brand.

Liquid assets: all the latest drinks launches

Drinks

Liquid assets: all the latest drinks launches

By Restaurant

A new peaty whisky from Yorkshire, classy new Cawston Press bottles, New Orleans-style cold brew coffee and seaweed-infused rum make up some of this month's most interesting drinks launches.

WatchHouse coffee to expand Roland Horne

WatchHouse coffee to double in size to 12 this year

By Joe Lutrario

Upscale London coffee brand WatchHouse is to open five new sites in the capital as well as its first site outside of London, in Bath, taking its total number of sites to 12 before the year is out.

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