Clinton’s man to take over Starbucks UK

Posted on August 1, 2011 The new top man for Starbucks in the UK is a former aide to president Bill Clinton, and holds the unique status of being the only person in the coffee trade to have been the

First coffee shop in the financial centre

In popular modern mythology, the rise of the speciality coffee culture has been largely driven by the ‘young professional’ sector, particularly those in the financial world… which makes it all the more curious that London’s big financial centre, Canary Wharf,

Foodies recognise Coffee

There is a coffee element to the new contest being run by the YBF, the Young British Foodies.  The intention is not to find a best product or best venue, as is the case with so many contests, but to

Is it time for the roaster-retailer?

The question has come round again of whether the café trade is approaching the time of the ‘roaster-retailer’, the coffee house which roasts its own beans both for its own use and for in-the-bag sale to customers. This has been