Here’s the question on the minds of all independent coffee shops – how do you effectively compete with high street coffee chains such as Nero, Costa, Starbucks etc?
The answer is to get the Coffee Bean Company on your side! We provide a complete package of support to help you gain the upper hand:
Choose from our fantastic range of ethically sourced coffee to suit your budget and your customer’s preferences and get next day delivery on all supplies – take a look at our range here. If you would like to find out more why not come across to our Ower offices and take part in some blind tastings, you might be surprised! Ask us for details.
Shop/café marketing accessories
Whether you need street signs, menu boards, tempt cards or loyalty cards we can help you source these promotional items to generate customer traffic away from the chains.
Local intelligence on the high street
So what are the latest price points on the high street for coffee and other hot drinks – check the latest market intelligence here. What seasonal products should you be offering and what are the recipes? What are the latest consumer trends and how can this intelligence help you outgun the completion? Ask CBC – we’re the local coffee experts!
Barista training for new or even existing staff is really important to ensure you consistently serve great coffee that delights your customers. Delighted customers make for loyal customers that recommend you to their friends and family. So at CBC we offer starter barista training free of charge and also provide advanced courses and ‘train the trainer’ modules for a modest course fee. Click here for more info.
CBC clients can access our guides to the care and maintenance of your coffee machine. It can make a huge difference to the quality of your coffee.
You name it we can provide it – tampers, tamper mats, thermometers, milk foaming jugs, shot pots etc.
Whatever happens you do not want to test your customers loyalty by having to close or offer a limited service because of machine breakdowns or non compliance with regulations regarding pressure testing (see here). We offer a range of different servicing/maintenance options by our team of trained engineers – but if something does go wrong with your machine we provide a 24 hour response time to ensure it gets fixed quickly.
Most independent coffee shops/cafes already have espresso/bean to cup machines installed in their premises but if you are thinking of updating or upgrading your machine facilities why not get some independent, expert advice from CBC – you might be surprised how we can help.
Or, if you are a start-up you might be interested in our ever changing stock of pre-owned espresso machines to help minimise capital outlay.
Machine details for each location can be found here.
Loved by our customers...
When we were looking at changing our coffee to B2C machines, the whole journey from start to finish was quick and simple. The Coffee Bean Company recommended the right machines and we carried out coffee blend tasting with a range of their superb coffees. The customers are happy and turnover has increased.
After the very first visit by Rob Woodward from the Coffee Bean Company, we all knew this was the Company for us. It was their friendly no-nonsense approach and professional manner that set them apart from the other companies we had met – true experts in their field.
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