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 The Red Pepper Group Developed Their Own Speciality Coffee Blend in Inverness

The Red Pepper developed a speciality coffee blend – making a perfect coffee for its customers.

speciality coffee blendInverness are passionate about coffee and have developed their own speciality coffee blend as part of their ongoing success in developing great food and services for its customers in Inverness that are passionate about coffee . Having your own blends specialty coffee shows that you have taken the time to develop your products and services, unique to your customers and as more and more companies move away from mass-produced products.

Creating Products  Unique to your customers in Inverness that are passionate about speciality coffee is important, having a speciality coffee in Inverness helps The Red Pepper engage their customer allowing them to explain our services and products. Customers love speciality coffee in Inverness speciality coffee blendare also looking for new things – speciality in the Food and catering, and Coffee allows the Red Pepper Group to be unique in the area.

The Red Pepper Group in Inverness worked with Coffee company Blendly.  A company that specialises in creating speciality coffee Blends  – Blendly allows customers to develop their coffee roasting skills and supplies speciality coffee to Coffee shops and Coffee Chains all over the Scotland.

Blendly provides a coffee roasting and blending service that allows its customers to make products unique to themselves and provide a Freshly roasted coffee – that’s both transparent and unique to the customer.

speciality coffee blendBlendly creates speciality coffee blends for coffee shops and coffee customers. All their products come with the customer’s own label and QR code, as well as Tasting and Serving Notes. The company allows Coffee shops to resale the fresh coffee beans to their customers allowing them to take it to be enjoyed in their own home.

The company allows Coffee shops to resale the fresh coffee beans to their customers allowing them to take it home. Blendly creates speciality coffee blends that work across not only as an espresso drink but can also be served as a Filter coffee.

The Red Pepper is perfectly situated at 92 Academy Street, Inverness –  is a great place to relax and enjoy a coffee, homemade sandwich, baguette, panini or wrap all made with in-season produce. Open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm.

How Cupcake Coffee Box Got Voted Number One by Trip Advisor

Cupcake Coffee Box located at The Macdonald Mall Kirkcaldy (fomerly the Old MacDonald’s restaurant on the high street). This award winning coffee shop is a great social hub allowing customers to enjoy great coffee.

Cupcake Coffee Box located at The Macdonald Mall Kirkcaldy is a great social hub allowing customers to enjoy great coffee as well as a place to meet and socialise with friends and colleges and work mates.

This award winning coffee shop is bursting with activities. Activities that allow customers to meet and enjoy great events such as Book Clubs, Wine Tasting, and many more community activities that can be viewed on Cupcake Coffee Box’s great calendar of activities and entertainment. 

Cupcake Coffee Box understand the high street is changing and coffee shops are now community hubs providing an important heart to the high street with more and more people seeing the high street as a place of leisure and recreation boosted by people shopping more online. Instead of spending their Saturdays trawling the shops, Scotts are meeting up with friends at their local coffee shop.

Customers think of the coffee shop as a social venue. Early market data into this is believed to centre around the growth of female independence and female spending power. With some studies reporting over half of the customers to these coffee shops are women.
People talk about the pub as a meeting point but pubs were more about males in the evening, coffee shops are [open] all day, more female [orientated] and certainly more family friendly.

Cupcake Coffee Box is part of a growing number of coffee shops that are engaging customers at all levels and creating spaces for friends, business and families to meet and enjoy great coffee and great company.

Why Baristas Are the Basis for Innovation and Growth in Speciality Coffee

The coffee roasting industry of Italy, and why it has been slow to adapt to what it called the “new coffee era”. Coffee is basically quintessentially Italian, but it has remained behind Americans in innovating and making it the global product that it is today.

Since the birth of Starbucks, the coffee industry has not changed in hundreds of years, but it took the Seattle-born company, and other companies such as Nestle to change the way coffee is served. Specifically:

  • An Italian developed the first espresso machine, but a Swiss firm, Nestlé,
    conquered the market for personal espresso-makers with its Nespresso system.
  • Starbucks was inspired by founder Howard Schultz’ visit to cafes in Milan, but he revolutionized it to provide fast service and social ambience.

Today, Italy’s coffee firms are trying to grab more of the global industry for themselves. There is a movement towards mergers between large coffee manufacturers and roasters from Italy, and homegrown brands from other countries. For example:

  • Lavazza, Italy’s biggest coffee firm, buying Douwe Egberts’ Carte Noire premium brand for €800m ($870m), making it the market leader in France.
  • The initial public offering of 40% of Massimo Zanetti, to raise capital for expansion. Zanetti owns a score of brands, including Boncafé, an Asian roaster; and is buying a stake in Club Coffee, a Canadian firm with which it has developed compostable capsules.

Another noteworthy fad in the industry is the curiosity for the “science” of coffee-making—improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality, and so on. Illy caffé was an early innovator, having pioneered the use of pressurised cans when most others were still selling coffee in paper bags.

More so the high street is becoming aware of what is going into their daily coffee and have a better understanding of taste and cost, – Today’s coffee customer understand more about the coffee and the Baristas that serve it

What seems to be the core strength of today’s top coffee roasters is disappearing with no real differentiation in the process, of roasting coffee – Coffee is more about education and presentation and understanding the needs of a new type of coffee customer that are queuing to drink it new types of coffee blends that large chains have trouble producing, And with greater volumes passing through independent chains and, baristas representing an important part of this new supply chain –

There understanding of the customer is part on a New age of coffee production

Baristas working with Blendly have access to the production and manufacturing services and can advise the new type of Speciality coffee chain on cost and taste, – Blendly Services have been developed around the economies of choice allowing greater transparency around the coffee offering

And as palates are changing none more so than how we enjoy coffee, with more people purchasing barista style machines for their homes and purchasing more and more international origin coffees – The baristas working with blendly offer a new opportunity in the coffee industry.

Why Working as Blendly Barista Distributor Develops Skills and Income

Working as a Blendly Barista Distributor, you will have lots of choice to build your network and manage your environment. You will also have access to your own Blendly tools and tasting notes as well as your own area or location to manage. You will be able to advise your customers and help them develop their products and services, and have the full support and training.

Blendly was developed to help coffee shops and coffee users to a greater selection of beans in their blends and help coffee users develop and distribute their coffee blends in many types of way. All our blends are designed to be distributed across all the various channels and we are always developing more.

Working with Blendly can depend on how much time you have – allowing you to build up your network slowly over time. You can also use it as full-time business helping customers get better value from their coffee purchases. It’s up to you.

We have two types of Blendly Barista Distributor
1. Blendly Referral Distributorscan earn from referring customers and other baristas, direct to Blendly. We value your experience and your network and it dose does not take long to sign some up It takes around an hour to sign someone up.

The amount money you can make of varies from £2.50 to £50 depending on. The type of referral Typically the Blendly Referral Distributor is £20 per customer. On this basis, you are paid £20 for about an hours work.

2. Blendly Training Distributor are certified trainers and have the ability to not only advise clients in creation of coffee blends but also have the experience in developing customised training solutions for the allowing customers to get the best from their coffee blend as well have an understanding of the operations associated with running a busy commercial coffee shop. Find out more. 

This role has an ongoing commission that you earn a Blendly Training Distributor. Every month when your customers pay their bills, you will receive a slice of their bill as commission. The commission levels vary between services. On average a typical customer will earn you £10 per month.

Your Skills 

You will be well versed in coffee, and have an extensive network of colleagues and friends that draw on this experience you will be an influence as well as good communication skills and will have to spend many hours delivering services to customers – You will be looking to move on to the next level in both your skills and your learning, and you will also want to start building a new type income Helping your friends and colleges get better access the valve in the delivery of coffee. You will be keen social media and blogger and happy to share your experience with the other baristas and distributors. Find out more.

We are Offering

A way to build passive income to some and to others a profitable alternative to the work you are currently doing. In return we offer an access to new knowledge and distribution of fresh coffee as well as access to the supply chains that deliver it. You will understand more of the new economies of coffee.

You will also access some of the modern roasting and production facilities, as well as learn new insight into the modern production and supply chain methodologies

We offer training and mentoring in your journey as well as the resources required to build a new income and opportunities. Find out more.

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
you 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.

 

We 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

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.

Why Your Coffee Shop Should Be Full of Sharers

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

But who is drinking in these coffee houses. A new report from Vision Critical and crowd companies takes a look at sharers in the UK, US and Canada, concluding that collaboration is now mainstream.

The report breaks participants in the collaborative economy into 3 segments:

  • “Neo-Sharers” – those who have in the past year used at least one of several “emergent” sharing services, such as Etsy, Arbnb and Kickstarter;
  • “Re-Sharers” – defined as those who “buy and/or sell pre-owned goods online using well-established services like eBay and Craigslist,” but who have yet to graduate to neo-sharer status; and
  • “Non-Sharers” – those yet to participate, but many of whom intend to in the next year.

A closer look at neo-sharers – the early adopters, so to speak – reveals that they account for some 16% of the US and Canadian adult populations and 29% of the UK population. Re-sharers, meanwhile, comprise about 23% of the population in the US and UK and one-quarter in Canada.

Together, neo- and re-sharers therefore constitute about 40% of the US and Canadian populations and about half of the UK population.

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.

Lochs Cycling Routey

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.