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By Max Devenish
The Popularity of Coffee by Country
December 1, 2017

Hello everybody and welcome to December!

Bridge Valley hopes you’re all well and that you’re all looking forward to the festive season.

This weeks blog as we saw in the last issue, will be based around popularity of coffee by country and ending with the most expensive coffee in the world!


#45 United Kingdom

The U.K are ranked as #45 in the world for coffee drinking. It’s only in more recent years that coffee in the U.K has caught onto the trend, with Costa Coffee blagging the nation’s number one spot for favourite coffee

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By Max Devenish
Coffee Shop Psychology – “Grind Over Matter”.
January 8, 2016

It is generally accepted that humans find sanctuary in the places that surround them.

Ray Oldenburg, author of ‘The Great Good Place’ explains that people attach to three key places; their homes, their place of work and finally a place that helps them get through the day, in most cases a small community space such as a coffee shop.

Community, culture and attachment have been buzzwords in the field of psychology over the last 40 years; however until recently they have not been so prominent in the field of coffee shop design.

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Coffee: “Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere”.
November 17, 2015

UK coffee culture is continuing to grow; although that’s not a surprise to anyone in the coffee industry. However, it is interesting how non-specialty businesses are gaining access to the profitable coffee consumers.

“non-specialist outlets stole 2% market share from branded coffee chains.”

The UK coffee shop market which currently turns over £7.2bn has seen a substantial growth in non-specialist coffee outlets. Hospitals, Garden centres and other underutilised outlets have successfully extended specialist coffee to non-specialist environments, stealing 2% of the market share from branded coffee chains.


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By admin
The Sanremo Opera: Worth Making a Song & Dance?
November 26, 2014

John Gordon: The Phantom of the Opera

Working alongside John Gordon ‘Baraista Champion’ Sanremo have developed a machine that is like no other.

With five insulated boilers; one per group, a steam boiler and a preheated that circulates water over the top of each grouphead. Although this sounds a little excessive any good Barista will tell you the key to happy customers is consistent quality; the opera minamalises temperature fluctuations, ensuring the highest quality extraction everytime.


“Think of each single thing you would like to see in an espresso coffee machine. Put yourselves

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