With an extensive background in retail management, Gordon Peat from Coatbridge knows what makes customers tick. His motivation and drive knows no bounds with him having been a professional football player in his youth.
His love of coffee over the past six years has seen him become a Qualified Barista with his own coffee cart, and a Qualified Grader for Arabica Beans.
Knowledgeable and passionate about coffee as he is, this has naturally led Gordon to social media where he is active on Instagram with coffee hints and tips, and on his blog where he recommends great coffee shops to others.
On discovering Blendly, Gordon worked with us to develop his Old Monklands Blend, containing a mix of Brazilian Santos beans, Ugandan Robusta, Indian Monsoon Malabar beans, Kenya AA beans, and Indian Sumatra Beans. It was so named because he lives near the Old Monklands Canal in Coatbridge, once a bustling commercial route for transporting goods.
I wanted to reference where I live and work in my coffee blend, after all this something you are creating which is unique to you, and your experiences
“I wanted to reference where I live and work in my coffee blend, after all this something you are creating which is unique to you, and your experiences,” said Gordon. “As well as the Monklands canal being here, this area of Coatbridge used to be run by Monklands District Council, so it made sense to have Monklands in the name. It meant a lot to me to reference this, and I was confident it would resonate with the local people who are my customers at my coffee cart.”
Gordon loves experimenting with coffee roasts and blends. “I have both a large and small roaster at home which are fantastic to use,” he said. “I started off roasting and experimenting at home for my own use, but as I became more confident I started my coffee cart which I really enjoyed.”
“It was brilliant to get my own Old Monklands blend which my customers, as well as friends and family, love. Through Blendly and its many business tools which you qualify for under the Barista Plan, I have been able to grow this coffee business and significantly increase my customer base,” added Gordon.
I have access to worldwide beans, and I enjoy professional service with my Blendly coffee delivered promptly to me.
“I have access to worldwide beans, and I enjoy professional service with my Blendly coffee delivered promptly to me.”
“I’d recommend Blendly to anyone who loves coffee,” finished Gordon, “whether it’s for their own personal use, or to develop as a business. The buzz of creating something unique to yourself is also amazing in today’s fast paced world, dominated as it is by huge brands. Create your own brand I say!”
With thanks to Lee Freeman Photography for the images in this blog! Lee has worked with Gordon to show him hard at work making coffee!