Part 2: The Bubble

The State of Speciality Coffee – Part 2: The Bubble Previous post: Part 1: The Lull The growth in speciality coffee shops in the last decade has been astonishing. While different markets have grown at different rates , the patterns and trends of growth have been very similar. Pioneers open a speciality coffee business in a city,… Continue reading

Part 1: The Lull

The State of Speciality Coffee – Part 1: The Lull This is the first of three parts, covering how I see the current state of the speciality coffee industry around the world. I’ve spent the last year thinking about this, and have had the chance to talk to people in the industry in cities around the world…. Continue reading

A New Coffee Classifieds Section

We’re launching a new section of Coffee Jobs Board today – a Classifieds section for people who want to sell coffee related things (like espresso machines, grinders or anything else – domestic or commercial). You can post an ad on the site for free, as a 7 day listing. This 7 day listing will always… Continue reading

An Analysis of Nespresso

This is the first in a little series of posts looking at how and why Nespresso works the way that it does. There’s a few things I think when it comes to Nespresso: 1). We continue to underestimate their success, and their ability to leverage technology to overcome hurdles of quality. 2). Speciality coffee roasters… Continue reading

Talking about talks

There was a great little video about Re:co posted today, that really gets to the heart of why I think the event is an essential part of our industry. It isn’t just about the speakers and talks themselves, it is about being in the room with the people to talk about the talks. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood spoke wonderfully… Continue reading

The London Coffee Festival 2015

This week is the return of the biggest coffee event in the UK, and surely one of the biggest in Europe. Last year had around 22,000 visitors across the four days and I’d expect at least that again this year. It’s an interesting event so me, in that it mixes it’s audience. The first two… Continue reading