Restaurateurs would largely agree that coffee is a vital part of a customer’s meal experience – after all, it’s often the last thing a diner puts to their lips before they leave, so if you get it wrong you risk leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Grind & Co, the artisan small coffee chain backed by John Ayton MBE, has opened its own roastery, which will enable it to roll-out three or four sites next year, according to BigHospitality's sister site MCA.
With the growth of coffee culture in the UK in recent years, having a decent coffee offering has become indispensable. Here Andrew Tolley, co-founder of Harris + Hoole and head judge at the UK Barista Championships, demonstrates how make the perfect latte.
In the first part of our special series on non-alcoholic beverages, we look at the astronomic rise of coffee culture in the UK and ask how restaurants, bars and hotels can keep up with increasingly high consumer expectations.
Restaurants, hotels and pubs promoting a quality coffee offering have been urged to ensure staff receive regular training after a survey found that 54 per cent of baristas couldn’t make an espresso correctly.
Latte Pro, a stainless steel milk frothing jug that removes the need for use of a stick thermometer and helps turn out frothed milk of a consistent quality, is set to come to the UK after being awarded the right to be launched globally.