Month: February 2017

Coffee and the Circular Economy

Coffee and the Circular Economy

With the growing number of coffee shops in the UK (and globally) there has also been a rise in associated waste products too: it is estimated that over 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste is produced in the UK every year, which not only leads to high disposal costs, but also millions of tonnes of CO2 and methane. However, there are some companies which are making efforts to shift the coffee industry to a more circular system with its waste than a linear one.

“These black, sodden remains of pulverized coffee seeds have inspired the freshly caffeinated imaginations of scientists, entrepreneurs and social innovators form Melbourne to London to Seoul, sprouting into ideas of real consequence for the coffee industry” [Sign in to continue]

How To Open A Coffee Shop

How To Open A Coffee Shop

Every year, all over the world, thousands of coffee shops are opening. Although many of these succeed and become prosperous enterprises, many of them fail. There are many reasons for this – the wrong location, the wrong business plan or even the wrong product. Like in every industry, only the strong succeed. So how can you ensure that your coffee shop will be a success? Espresso Works created the info graphic that features some of the most important steps that will aid your ambition of opening your very own café. [Sign up to continue]