The collapse of O’Briens (and Coffee Republic) is to a large extent not very surprising but it comes into acute focus since I go past an O’Briens and an Eat nearly every week in life at a majot UK airport. The difference and the “DESIRABILITY” between the two of them couldn’t be more marked. For… Read More »
A clip from our Exhibition rantings in Glasgow last month kindly sent to me by our Coleraine friend. Caffe Culture coming soon with new concepts from our new book … currently with the publishing editors (very fussy folk) and due for release hopefully next month. Hugo.
Hugh and I were kindly invited by Jeffery Young of Allegra Strategies to attend the UK Coffee Leader Summit on the day previous to Caffe Culture. These events are always useful from a networking perspective (even though that’s generally an expression that puts the fear of god into me) but there was some great content… Read More »
This year we are undertaking a variety of events at Caffe Culture at Olympia in London. Firstly we are talking on both Wednesday and Thursday under the title of “Recession proof your business“. This will be on the main stage and is at 1.00 p.m. http://www.caffeculture.com/page.cfm/Link=36/t=m/goSection=20 We will finally be launching our long awaited “Ten… Read More »
Right now just about everybody is focused on the economy and where its going … Banks, Property Developers and related businesses like Estate Agents are experiencing a difficult time. When the headlines are blaring doom and gloom, it takes a strong mind to stay focused on what matters and that – more than anything else… Read More »
Today The Coffee Boys move into the funky new Web 2.0 world – we’re getting down there with the hip media kids and at the moment they’re staring at us in a “freak” fashion but we’re here to stay. Hugh and I will be producing a lot more of these in the future but hopefully… Read More »
I love Malcolm Galdwell, and indeed love this subject of dealing only with the customers perception because it’s the only thing that actually matters. Of course I agree with that … it’s a bit like our constant reminders in the book that ‘Its all about the money’ , … .. however consider this with coffee… Read More »