‘Bean there, done that’ is an original podcast series packed with practical pointers for coffee shop owners – from the people who’ve seen it all. Join Nasos Papadopoulos as he talks to 6 of the coffee industry’s leading lights about what it takes to thrive as an independent. There’s insight from all corners of the coffee world, tips and advice on growing and scaling your business, and insider info on all the hottest trends.

If you’re looking to take your coffee business to the next level, grab a cup of your favourite coffee and hit play! You’re in for a treat.

Discover the mindsets and practices needed to run an ethical business that treats suppliers, customers and employees fairly with Lisa Lawson, the founder of Dear Green Coffee Roasters and the Glasgow Coffee Festival. You’ll also learn about the value of classifications like Fair Trade and organic and the benefits of sustainable practices that minim

Learn the coffee shop economics needed to make your business profitable and grow successfully in this episode with Andrew Tolley, the co-founder and head of coffee at Taylor Street Baristas. You’ll also learn the value of viewing staff as an investment rather than a cost, and the best way to maintain character in your shops whilst standardising pro

Discover how The 5th Wave of Coffee is influencing the industry and how to stay on top of technological development and changing consumer habits in this episode with Jeffrey Young, managing Director of Allegra Strategies and founder of the London Coffee Festival.

Learn what to look for in a good supplier and how to build a long term relationships. Discover the hallmarks of great coffee and find out the best ways to educate yourself, all in this episode with Dale Harris, a UK and world barista champion and the director of wholesale at Hasbean Coffee.

Discover the practical strategies that turn visitors into regulars and the classic mistakes most independent coffee shop owners make with their customers in this wide-ranging conversation with Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, a coffee entrepreneur and three-time UK barista champion.

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