Have you ever found yourself thinking about expanding your currently profitable and well run bar, but not sure how to project and best focus your attentions? Wonder what the best EPOS system for your bar or pub is? We caught up with Lewis Hayes of Merchant House success to ask him his thoughts on how he believes you can future-proof and increase the growth of your bar today.
A few members of Team Nobly were lucky enough to attend London Coffee Festival, last week, some veterans to the Event and others visiting for the first time. For those that are unfamiliar with London Coffee Festival, the entirety of The Old Truman Brewery was whipped in to a caffeine fuelled, milk frothing frenzy, filled with everything Coffee related, ranging from Cafe’s to Roasters, Stockists and any form of apparel relating to coffee located under one roof, whilst members of the general public wandered around, collecting samples and seeing the various uses for coffee. The festival certainly had more to offer than your average skinny latte.
It’s a common known fact that Britons are increasingly not satisfied with an instant Nescafe at their desks or at home and so now, we as a nation are increasingly stepping out and venturing to our local coffee shop for a caffeine hit instead. With this in mind, Artisan coffee shops are pushing hard to breath life in to the coffee industry, in the same way that craft beers are to the brewing industry. This shift in society, has seen a dramatic influx of new coffee shops, opening their doors and embracing caffeine lovers with open arms, so much so that Britons spent £7.9bn in coffee shops in 2015, with sales across the market 10% higher than the previous year as coffee culture tightened its clutch on the UK, according to Project Cafe Market.