A Plymouth city centre coffee shop has closed after 20 years blaming “crippling” taxes, “onerous” rents, and the loss of nearby businesses and office workers. Hush had been a feature on Old Town Street for two decades, serving hot and cold drinks, freshly cut sandwiches, toasties, wraps and jacket potatoes. But owners Tim and Christina Tozer have decided to call it a day, and shut the outlet, thanking regulars for their custom but stressing they couldn’t remain in business. They said changes in the area, including shutting the Post Office and coach station to make way for the Turtle Bay restaurant and new Drake Circus Leisure cinema complex, hadn’t favoured them. And a decline in office workers, including council staff moved out of the city centre when the Civic Centre was vacated, hit Hush hard too. The cafe has now been stripped down and its signage removed, revealing branding for a previous business: Tots N Teens. In a letter posted on the window … [Read more...] about Plymouth coffee shop closes after 20 years
A new rustic-style coffee bar, Barrel and Bean, has opened in Dromore - creating 10 jobs, breathing new life into a vacant 100-year-old building in Bridge Street and giving the town’s evening and night-time economy a much needed boost. Recognising a gap in the market for enhancing the town’s hospitality provision not just during the day but also after 5pm, Barrel and Bean is a new venture by entrepreneur Jamie McCutcheon who also owns local business, HealthBod Fitness, which specialises in personal and group training.Already the fledgling business is showing early signs of being a great success, with customers from the town and further afield flocking to the top-notch venue to sample a delectable selection of sweet and savoury food accompanied by a wide range of premium quality beverages.Keen to show their support for the new business, Councillor Paul Greenfield accompanied by Councillor Mark Baxter and Alderman Paul Rankin, were among the first well-wishers to visit … [Read more...] about New Barrel and Bean is top-notch coffee bar
Change must be in the air when Harrogate coffee lovers can save money money at one of the town's leading tea rooms purely by not using a paper cup. A fully recyclable, eco cup made of bamboo is now available at Bettys tearooms.More news you may be interested in...Fab Harrogate leads way on plastic waste battle … [Read more...] about Harrogate cafe gives ‘green’ coffee lovers 25p off!
Ali Tufan Koç - LOS ANGELES American astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson has admitted that he might have been trolled in Turkey by an unidentified friend who made him eat the dregs of Turkish coffee. “I ate it spoon after spoon. Did they troll me?” Tyson asked the Hürriyet reporter during a recent interview in California. Turkish coffee is brewed from finely ground medium-roast Arabica coffee. It leaves behind a thick sediment, which is called “telve” in Turkish, on the bottom of the cup. Tyson was told by the correspondent that the telve was not usually eaten in Turkey except a few who wrongly believe that it is good for health. “Its taste was not awful, but I was not used to eating the dregs after I drink my coffee. Perhaps it can be done once a month, but you can’t do it everyday. That telve would ruin you!” Tyson added. The popular science communicator explained that he had the odd Turkish coffee experiment during a … [Read more...] about Someone tricked Neil deGrasse Tyson into EATING Turkish coffee
By ZACHERY PERCare International PNG and Apo Angra Angna Kange (AAAK) Coffee Cooperative have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work in partnership to achieve strategic objectives in smallholder coffee production. Village savings and loans; Financial literacy training for AAAK members; Gender equity and diversification; Family business management training; Various skills trainings; Facilitation and communication skills training; and Project impact evaluation and related issues. The signing of the agreement coincided with a visit by American coffee traders who were in Waigar to present results of a cupping competition done with AAAK … [Read more...] about Deal signed for a partnership to boost coffee production