Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Our first customer for the coffee shop!

The coffee shop is open and we were thrilled to serve our very first customer as soon as our doors opened! There is lots of buzz in the shop with our new venture and a lovely community atmosphere, as our regulars pop in to sample the coffee and cake.

More pics to come!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

We tried it!

Thursday was our trial run of the coffee shop with a friends and family evening. Were we nervous? Yes and no. We knew that we had to learn a lot in a short space of time, but we knew that we had planned this carefully and had the best training we could of had, with the absolutely right products and ingredients.

The shop was full of old friends, our families and some loyal customers, so there was a lovely atmosphere and eager samplers of the lovely Monmouth coffee and homemade cakes (Sue and Emily - our STAR bakers!).We worked in 'tag teams' helping each other and getting the feel of things to come. Besides the wonderful coffee, we also had tea tasters for our delicious Tea Pigs range, which were a big thumbs up and the dare I say, "lush" Chocolate Abyss hot chocolate!

We'll be posting a sneak peek of the coffee shop in the next post!