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Coffee shop economics
Presented by Andrew Tolley
At BGE Barista Camp 2015
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10 years ago when Andrew started in this industry, he wanted to focus on one café, and making the best coffee possible. 10 years on and 60 cafes later, this dream lives on.
Andrew is Co-Founder of Taylor st Baristas & Harris + Hoole. He works as the Director of Coffee with Taylor st Baristas and is currently focused on setting up a roastery.
Andrew has been a head judge of the UKBCs for 4 years, a sensory judge in the WBC’s for 3 years and a World Brewer’s cup judge in 2015. He is also a Q grader, UK cup tasting champion 2015, and the UK tea brewer’s cup champion 2015.
Over the last 2 years Andrew has been on the working group of the BGE and on the SCAE membership committee.
The speciality café business has come a long way in the last decade in Europe. We have seen huge growth in the number of cafes selling outstanding coffee, made by skilled baristas. Is this sustainable? What do the economics of a successful speciality café look like to give you the income and lifestyle you want, while also being true to your dream for the business? This is a talk about thinking big and saying yes to the right opportunities for the right reasons.