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The daily grind: How to give your café the edge

12 March 2018 by
The daily grind: How to give your café the edge

With almost 23,000 coffee shops throughout the UK, it's vital for cafés to offer something unique, whether that's in equipment or the selection of coffee beans. Will Hawkes reports

That's the sort of deal City workers appreciate and at 11am there's a queue. The sort of bargain they're getting is obvious from the machinery and ingredients on display: there's a £20,000 espresso machine from Synesso in Seattle, bags of coffee beans from Round Hill Roastery in Somerset and Colonna in Bath, and individually hand-thrown ceramic mugs by Melisa Dora in Honor Oak Park in south London. There's food, too: focaccia from Bread Ahead, and vegan salads from Big V London, both in Borough market.

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