Clark’s Bakery – Create a Perfect Coffee Blend for The Butcher The Baker

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David Webster (Butcher) and Jonathan Clark (Clark’s Bakery) are joining forces to create the new business called “The Butcher The Baker”

The third generation started going into fast food in a small way 15 years ago. Remembering how Jonathan Clark from Clark’s Bakery used to do hot filled rolls and so the journey began to create a fast food business that is talked about on the media, national radio and national newspapers. Now in 2017 they have 9 shops and employing over 100 staff and have just recently opened their own The Butchers the Baker.

Creating a great coffee for such a great and traditional brand was handed down to Blendly. Blendly is a commercial coffee roaster that specialises in developing uniqclark's bakeryue coffee blends for its customers to complement the service, the food and the customer’s pallets.

Blendly offers a superb range of services that allows, coffee drinkers to create flavours and tastes unique to them self-creating a mission-critical service for the most demanding of environments.

The Butcher The Baker is a business that accepts no compromise with any clark's bakerycomponent of their operation. From the team that was chosen to lead, and to the suppliers and product range, it reflects the level of investment and commitment that designed and built this new, innovative and exciting retailing concept.

Blendly created a coffee blend that allows The Butcher the Baker customers to access the product not only in the local shops but also over the counter. Coffee is freshly roasted ready for serving.

Aberdeen Speciality Coffee Shop KirkView Café & Bistro Developed Coffee Blend with Blendly

Rob Milne and Samuel Dagostim – the owners of Kirk View Café & Bistro
on Union Terrace, Aberdeen, not only create great food but with the help of Scottish commercial roaster Blendly have developed their own speciality coffee blendspeciality coffee

“Coffee is so important and we were delighted to work with Blendly.co.uk in developing our own coffee blend. We have increased overall footfall as result, we are providing great coffee to our customers that would traditionally visit national chains from their daily coffee fix.

Samuel Dagostim, the South American partner in the restaurant wanted to capture the essence of great South American coffee “There’s no denying that Aberdeen, passionately embraced coffee. We have  taken the time to create our own coffee blend based on some classic South American Beans using the skills of Blendly.co.uk and we were delighted quickly to see some great feedback”.

Blendly allow you to create and develop great coffee unique to your requirements 

Kirk View Café and Bistro Group has been working with Blendly.co.uk, a Scottish based speciality coffee roaster and we were able to create a superb product with the help of the Blendly.co.uk team.

We understand that as part of our marketing mix it was important all our products in our bistro represent the best of local transparent produce and our coffee was so important.

Last year we spent £6.2 billion in coffee bars across the country, an increase of £400million on the year before. There are 16,500 coffee shops in Britain and the sector is booming – Developing a coffee that is our own allows us to stand out.

We also understand coffee may once have seemed frighteningly expensive, but many of us now see it as an affordable luxury, and for others, it is practically one of life’s basic necessities.

Coffee shops seem to have a truly universal appeal; they have captured the hearts of men, women and even children from all socio-economic groups. But it was women who drove the introduction of coffee shops to the UK, and it is women who drive many of their key features in the Kirk View Café.

The Kirk View Café takes nothing for granted, “It was such an original idea to incorporate attractive soft furnishings. Things that we take for granted today, allowing consumers to feel like they are in their own home.”  This is especially important for our female customers as we have created a great place to drink great coffee.  Our Coffee shop mean women are more likely to drive the look and feel of coffee experience and help us develop more innovation.

So there are plenty of reasons for all our coffee lovers to order up a coffee and stay in a relaxed environment and eat some great local food.

Why Corporate and Social Responsibility Is Changing In The Coffee World

Today we launch our new widget with JustGiving, and share with our customers that Corporate and Social Responsibility is part of growth of our brand, allowing

corporate and social responsibilityour coffee marketplace to contribute in more direct ways to the community at large.

We understand that thinking globally can be about delivering locally and we work to develop new initiatives and new innovation around the coffee marketplace, allowing a greater choice and redistribution of resources to the communities that we work with.

In our coffee marketplace we understand that people’s palate are changing none corporate and social responsibilitymore so than how we enjoy coffee, with more people purchasing barista style machines for their homes and purchasing more and more international origin coffees and customers are expecting more.

With the high street moving away from pre-blended coffee, the industry is in the curiosity for the “science” of coffee making—improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality, and the types of beans that make up blends, allowing customers to better identify with taste and content of what they are drinking.

This type of transparency is allowing independent coffee chains to better establish their local brands in a growing marketplace which currently supplies approximately 165 million cups of tea and around 70 million cups of coffee that is consumed in the UK each day, according to the UK Tea Council, the market for hot beverages can be considered extremely robust.

As commentators see the high street is Blendly logotransforming from a pure shopping destination to a centre for “leisure and services” as the dramatic rise of the Internet changes the retail landscape demand for high-quality, barista-style coffee in the home has risen in recent years and this has led to innovation in manual, bean-to-cup and capsule coffee machines for the home. This is also helping independent coffee chains to better develop their brand around individual coffee blends.

corporate and social responsibilityThe role of technology in food service has changed dramatically in the past few years, and no more than in the UK, where mobile technology has infiltrated many aspects of regular consumer behaviour with a new generation of gourmets is emerging in the UK aged 18- 35 years old. These consumers are keen on food with an authentic or distinctive positioning, supporting sales growth for imaginative start-ups and independents.

Niche products based around transparency developing the power of the Independent food companies that provide original products that are fresh with local grounding and have international culture are offering a great alternative to existing chains.

The development of a Corporate and Social Responsibility strategy allows the distribution of product and profit also to be redistributed in new and existing ways – allowing global markets to focus on local issues.

Blendly’s ongoing wocorporate and social responsibilityrk in this field are creating and developing framework to create a unique supply chain that offers transparency as well as a fair distribution of profit.

For more information on our Corporate Social Responsibility contact Mark Wilson, Head of Commercial Coffee Marketplace or if you would like to send an email to mark@blendly.co.uk

Barista Distribution Partners

At Blendly we are looking for baristas that can be the focus of a global supply chain and that can develop tastes and create coffee blends for their customers and their influence; the development of blending within your working and social environment.

Looking for something else, something as well as the thing you are doing, something that you can grow for yourself,  and build into something you can make and call your own, something you can put your own signature on. Unique to you and your values

You will love nothing more than engaging with customers, you will understand that
Barista Distribution Partnersyou are the last link in a chain, the focus and point of connection, and you will have understood that focus is the representation of a global supply chain – that you are happy to represent.

You will enjoy creating and blending products, and presenting and serving these ideas to your customers.

 

Barista Distribution PartnersWe are looking for baristas to create their special coffee blends as well as develop their influence within their working environment, to advise customer coffee shop owners in how best to develop their coffee blend around the Blendly ecosystem.

If you are looking for a little bit more and are looking at building a passive income around your coffee knowledge then why not get in touch.

Why Coffee Is Changing Your Social Shopping Experience

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Social shopping is becoming the new tool for customer engagement. It allows customers to interact with products and services without getting out from their homes. This e-commerce methodology is a shopping experience which is shared with your social network of friends and contacts.

Social shopping impacts an individual’s buying process by using social media networks to share, recommend, suggest and even comment on products and services. The idea behind social shopping is that individuals are influenced by their friend’s purchases and recommendations.

Coffee blends from Blendly are roasted with the customers’ palate in mind. All coffees are made to be enjoyed and shared as a part of your social coffee experience. This allows you to integrate your coffee shop and coffee flavour in to the changing needs of your customer and the moving landscape of the high street.

If you’d like to understand better how you can enhance your customer’s social shopping experience through your coffee blend, contact us through:

Mark Wilson
Owner at Blendly
mark@blendly.co.uk
07801 833821

Why Coffee Shops are Music to My Ears – Great Coffee at the Acoustic Cafe Group

Just as a musician takes his time to creates sounds that influence your mood, Cole the Acoustic Cafe barista and manager quickly creates a great coffee for you. Cole like any other baristas relies on the roasting skills of Blendly to define the beans that make up the Acoustic Cafe coffee blend.

Blendly allows baristas to create coffee blends from a mixture of speciality coffee beans to create and develop the worlds best coffee and coffee service. Served in in the world’s best coffee houses. The Blendly network is growing along with the the growth in UK coffee shop market which shows significant sales growth of 10% on last year and a total turnover in 2015 of £7.9 billion.  

According to the latest report from Allegra World Coffee Portal: Project Café 2016 UK, the branded coffee chain segment recorded £3.3 billion turnovers across 6,495 outlets, following impressive outlet growth of 12%, adding 714 stores during 2015 and delivering sales growth of 15%. 

After 17 years of considerable growth, the coffee shop sector continues to be one of the most successful in the UK economy.  Costa Coffee (1,992 outlets), Starbucks Coffee Company (849) and Caffè Nero (620) remain the UK’s leading brands with 53% share of the branded chain market.  Physical expansion by leading chains is a strong driver of growth, particularly market leader Costa which added 171 UK outlets and had sales growth of 14% in calendar year 2015.

Coffee Quality – Increasing Competition

Coffee quality is now expected and is being constantly improved across the

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Smiling Man Presenting Coffee

sector due to the influence from both artisan chains and independents.  In Allegra’s survey of over 16,000 consumers, artisan chain Harris + Hoole was ranked number one for coffee quality.  Increasing competition provides consumers with better choice of quality coffee at home, at work and from non-specialists, with consumer choice now based on far more criteria than ever before.

The UK coffee shop market is dynamic and rapidly growing and the report shows that the UK is becoming a nation of coffee connoisseurs.  Compared with last year, daily visits to coffee shops have increased and 16% of coffee shop visitors frequented a coffee shop at least once a day in 2015 compared with 14% in 2014.

6 Reasons Why Your Coffee Shop is Engine of Economic Growth

The “gig economy” is triumphing over everything else. As that trend gathers force and there is no reason why it should not, people who work for themselves are going to become an ever-more powerful economic and political force.

This “sharing” economy, pioneered by the likes of Uber and Airbnb, is opening up vast new opportunities for working for yourself; so is the spread of broadband, and well-funded start-ups – all those “unicorns”, the billion-plus dollar start-ups – love to take on lots of freelancers and don’t object to paying them pretty well

The rise of the “gig economy” will prove to be a powerful social trend, both in the UK and in most of the developed work. It shows no sign of slowing down – and it is going to impact the economy and the political system far more than most people yet realise.

  1.  Coffee shops are about work in another way, too: the rise of the “gig economy” – the proliferation of freelance workers, digital contractors and entrepreneurs who don’t have an office and can’t afford to rent one – has been crucial in shaping their new role.
  2. With a new generation of gourmets emerging in the UK aged 18- 35 years old. These consumers are keen on food and drink with an authentic or distinctive positioning.
  3. People’s Palate are changing none more so than how we enjoy our coffee, With more people purchasing barista style machines for their homes and purchasing more and more international origin coffees.
  4. With the high street moving away from pre-blended Italian style coffee, The industry is in the curiosity for the “science” of coffee making—improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality, and the types of beans that make up blends, allowing customers to better identify with taste and content of what they are drinking.
  5. The High Street is transforming and commentators see the high street is transforming from a pure shopping destination to a centre for “leisure and services” as the dramatic rise of the Internet changes the retail landscape.
  6. The role of technology in food service has changed dramatically in the past few years, and no more so than in the UK, where mobile technology has infiltrated many aspects of regular consumer behaviour.

Is Your Coffee Shop Part of the Gig Economy

Coffee Shop Part of the Gig EconomyCoffee shops are about work in another way, too – the rise of the “gig economy”. The proliferation of freelance workers. Digital contractors and entrepreneurs who don’t have an office and can’t afford to rent one – has been crucial in shaping their new role.

The global research platform Allegra World Coffee Portal estimates 100% growth in the sector by 2020, outpacing the conventional coffee market year on year.

While the modern iteration of the coffee house is decidedly more subdued (pendant lighting, minimalist aesthetic, distressed wood) than the likes of Soho’s famed Le Macabre, where patrons sat on dark coffins and tapped their cigarette ash into skulls, Green says what they signify in the culture is similar.

The coffee house has always been a mark of sophistication … and a barometer of gentrification. Even going back to 1650s they were a sign of a rising tide of economic prosperity, because that’s when there was a trade boom.

Great Coffee on the 5 Lochs Cycling Route – A Heavenly Cycling Spot at Blairgowrie

Blendly is selling coffee around Scotland, giving value and choice and setting new opportunities for coffee outlets to develop there own coffee taste and flavours.

The commercial coffee roaster Blendly, with its routes in Pertshire is also powering the best in Scotland cycling. They provide a superb range of coffee blends that cyclists uses.

According to the British Coffee Association:

A coffee is a mild central nervous system stimulant that prompts the release of adrenaline for energy.

Sports nutritionist Tim Lawson of (Secret Training Ltd, previously of Science in Sport) says that:

Caffeine can promote fat metabolism and retaine muscle glycogen.

With these statements in mind, having a Blendly black coffee before each ride in the morning increases the amount of fat you can burn.

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Susan Banerman, the owner of Number 31 in Blairgowrie offers a superb South American coffee blend developed by Blendly. This coffee blend forms the core of a great and nutritious menu designed to keep all the cyclists fueled for the day.

Number 31 offers great food and lovely services. Having a seat on their private terrace is the perfect summer lunch spot. It’s also a great place for cyclists to meet and plan routes.

Cycling in Scotland is for everyone. You can challenge yourself and satisfy your craving for thrills as you conquer the country’s rugged and precipitous peaks. You can admire some of the most impressive ridges in the UK, or take in panoramic views atop the spellbinding smaller hills – you’ll feel like you’re the king of the world.

A great cycle route starts in Perth or Luncarty, going towards Stanley and past using the old military road to Dunkeld. Pass through Dunkeld and turn up toward Blairgowrie. This is a very steep hill so be prepared to engage the wee gears.

After that initial climb, the remainder of the road to Blairgowrie is great fun. There are plenty of downhills and flats. From Blair, you can simply follow the obvious signs for Perth.

If you’re starting from Luncarty then go over the bridge into Perth and turn right into the North Inch and follow N77 out toward Luncarty.

Most of the route is not overly difficult though the ascent just pass Dunkeld is worthy of note. It is steep, so is the descent on the other side.

Susan Banerman, the owner of Number 31 said “Great routes like this is one of the reasons we work hard to give our customers the best experience.”

For more great coffee, visit blendly.co.uk.

Understanding the Value of Blendly in Glasgow

Blendly is selling coffee around Scotland, giving value and choice and setting new opportunities for coffee outlets to develop their own coffee taste and flavours.

Italian Aroma Coffee is a company that provides a high quality artisan coffee brand with a reputation for freshness, style and the unique taste of Italy. This espresso blend is recommended for coffee businesses with a desire to demonstrate a real understanding of coffee and a willingness to share the passion for great tasting coffee with their customers. All are drum roasted by hand.

Despite those facts, Blendly is still able to complete by having a much more flexible production base and can offer customers a great range of coffee tastes by allowing them to create their own coffee blends rather than the static mass produces. They offer customers direct access to production and scheduling software allowing coffee to be blended fresh and quickly saving time and money.

Blendly also allows customers to select from a range of commodities to extend the taste and make the coffee more unique to themselves making it their own coffee blend.

Blendly offers next day delivery and other Barista services.

Check them out at at blendly.co.uk.