Blendly Supporting the Third Sector

According to Tim Brown of the University of Chester, the UK charity sector could possibly loose up to £5bn in funding as a result of COVID191.  Cancelled events such as London Marathon, Fundraising dinners, canvassing…most, if not all, gone…

Here at Blendly, we’re doing our part to take a positive role in changing this situation by partnering with charities and organisations to develop blends and generate a sustainable, permanent income by using our Barista Distributor Community Builder.

The Blendly Barista Distributor Community Builder accounts were designed to be used by approved Barista Distributors allowing them to work with friends, family, and other groups in the creation of customised coffee blends. The Community Builder extends the range of products and services available to baristas in the delivery of their coffee. Charities and organisations are now able to use this powerful tool to develop and market their blends online using the Blendly platform.

Our first client, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland has already developed their blends and will be launching at the end of the month.  The whole process from concept to market, complete with own branded label, took 72 hours. The official launch will take place at the beginning of July when this blog will be updated to feature the blends referral links.

On working with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, Mark Wilson commented “The Blendly team are extremely proud to be partnering with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland and as they start their journey as coffee distributors to their network of over 5,500 members. This truly demonstrates the entrepreneurial spirit that exists within their community which shows real potential to raise substantial funds over time.”

What does a Blendly Barista Distributor Community Builder do?
A Blendly Barista Distributor Community Builder allows you to manage and distribute fresh coffee blends direct to your own network. The Sales Manager Account gives you access to the same production and manufacturing facility. Blendly will be your support and puts you in charge by letting you manage your customers. The Sales Manager Account will allow you to blend a unique coffee and create any coffee type that suits the client requirements.

To know more register through this link.

In the meantime, let’s all try to do something to help support the many worthy charities and causes, they depend on our support and generosity.

1 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/charities-facing-fundraising-crisis-tim-brown

Blendly Launch Giving Access to 10,000 Unique Subscribers

Blendly is excited to announce the launch of the Blendly – Barista Coffee Community Box on uOpen.com subscription platform.

Our partnership with uOpen will give our Barista community free access to a market consisting of 10, 000 unique users of Uopen which attracts between 7000 – 8000 internet search hits per month. You can learn more about our partnership from our interview with uOpen below.

Mark Wilson Head of the Blendly Commercial Marketplace understands that the industry for fresh coffee was very traditional, roasting coffee has not changed for 100’s of years. The Blendly on-demand services allows greater access to a wide range of commodities creating a unique offering to people drinking coffee –  giving wider and greater access to the process of creating fresher coffee and developing the tools to create a more sustainable community that benefits from the knowledge and skills of local baristas.

Working with uOpen, we can give more access to our on-demand service and build a greater community around the baristas and coffee lovers that use the Blendly marketplace to create and distribute their skills and knowledge in the creation on their own coffee blends.

Your Company/Box Name: Blendly – Barista Coffee Community Box

What sparked your decision to start up your box and how did you get started?

uOpen came across our platform when we were featured in an online news article by The Scotsman – Food and Drink and we were invited to join the uOpen community.

We curate a growing number of great coffee blends that have been created by coffee lovers, baristas, cafes, and organizations across the UK.  These blenders represent the foundation of our coffee-loving community and we were excited by the opportunity to share their love of coffee with other communities that share a common interest. 

Each of the blenders featured in the Blendly Barista Bundle receives a contribution of the monthly subscription.

Describe your box in three words?
Fresher, Quicker, Better

Where did your box name come from?
Our Blendly customer accounts are referred to as “Barista” accounts and their blends are known as barista blends.  Blendly – Barista Coffee Community Box just seems to roll off the tongue. 

Are you a creator or curator?
The Blendly coffee and green bean marketplace allows creativity in coffee blending to flourish by giving greater access to the components that make up your favorite cup of coffee.

Blendly is a one stop, online coffee roasting and blending service developed for baristas and coffee lovers to create something unique for people. Our ethos is to reflect the diversity within the coffee loving community and our mission is to give our community the tools to create blends that are unique to  themselves. 

We see Blendly as the world’s independent Coffee Blend Curator, allowing you to taste match coffee and create a coffee blend using commodities sourced from all over the world. 

What was your most popular box?
Each box will be unique and we expect popularity to grow monthly. Everyone has their own special relationship with coffee – and we look forward to helping you share that passion with friends, family and colleagues.

How many people are involved with producing your subscription box?
This is a good question as each box is formulated each month, the number of people involved can vary.  We would include the blend creators, the people who have cupped and tasted the blends and the people who have bought the creators blend, then there’s the production team of roasters and packers.

Which subscription boxes do you subscribe to?
A certain personal grooming subscription… 

Name a celebrity subscriber you’d love to have as a customer?
Some of our baristas already make coffee for Celebrities we love to make coffee for them. 

If you could put anything in your box, with money or scarcity no object, what would it be?
More time.

What do you love about uOpen?
It enables us to grow our coffee-loving community and celebrate the success of our partners. 

Do you have any other information or feedback that you’d like to put forward for inclusion in the interview article?
The Blendly green bean coffee marketplace  is available for all to use and we welcome coffee lovers to create their own blends and share with their family, friends and colleagues.

The Blendly marketplace platform is scalable and we enable independent cafes, businesses and communities to develop their own blends and distribute throughout their communities at prices based on the volumes they can sell.  

Being a Barista Distributor offers you the best of both worlds, learn and earn. By developing your knowledge of what it takes to achieve a great coffee taste and an understanding of the ingredients and methods that goes along with it, you’re paving the way to a sustainable return just doing what you love most – how great is that!

Cupcake coffee Box – Customers to access their coffee blend during lockdown – The Rise of the Virtual Coffee Coffee Shop 

Cupcake coffee Box – customers to access their favorite coffee blend during lockdown over the internet – The Rise of the Virtual Coffee Coffee Shop 

The Team at Cupcake coffee Box have developed Black N Brewed a home shopping brand to allow their coffee shop customers to get access to their favorite coffee at home Black N Brewed was created after the closure of our coffee shops. 

Mike and the Cupcake coffee box team Wanted to do more for its customers and

Jason Ross a growing number of barista developing skills with blendly.co.uk Barisat Community Builder

the front line workers in the Police and Health Service that visited our coffee shop daily and we are delighted we can now manage their home office and hospital supplies we had a superb Coffee Blend created by Blendly.co.uk commercial coffee roaster 

The Team at  cupcake coffee box have been a regular user of Blendly.co.uk the commercial coffee roaster, Blendly.co.uk a commercial coffee roaster allow Baristas and its many coffee shop customers to open up new opportunities in online shopping allowing there existing coffee shop customers have there favourite coffee delivered to there home 

Mike lowe and the team working with Bledly.co.uk can advise and create coffee blends for their customers as well as manage their own coffee supplies to these customers during the lockdown keeping good there customers homes topped up with coffee 

Cupcake coffee box closed in light of the Covid 19 outbreak meaning that there regular customers were not able to get their favorite cup of coffee.   Mike Lowe the companies owner and the cup cake coffee team are using their Blendly.co.uk account to manage and ship and create services to their customers and can now ship their favorite coffee straight to their customers home 

Cupcake coffee box has developed Black N Brewed specific for the home shopping customers from their experience of coffee and the coffee tastes has been developed over many years of serving great coffee 

Cupcake Coffee Box home delivery brand Black N Brewed like most Coffee shops businesses have great expertise and knowledge and  have been at the heart of their local community providing a social space for people to enjoy fresh coffee  

And  working with blendly.co.uk has given new opportunities to supply our customers at home as well as provide coffee for many of the important services that are in in the Fight to help prevent the spread of Covid 19 we can manage online accounts for Health care workers in hospitals and our police forces that Traditionally visited our Coffee shop