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March 5, 2018

15 years ago, Ian Burgess invested £1,000 in a fancy coffee machine, some beans, two decorating tables and a gazebo and started selling coffee in Chiswick Market.

Today the coffee business is booming for the former door-to-door salesman. His company Climpson & Sons employs 35 staff, roasts three tonnes of coffee per week, which it serves in its Broadway Market café and from a kiosk at Spitalfields...

February 15, 2018

 

It’s the world’s most popular drink - 55 million cups of coffee are consumed each day. 

 

But even those who mass produce a basic cup of Joe get it badly wrong. We’ll never forget an article by A.A. Gill about Starbucks. He wrote: “I can’t remember the last time I was served something as foul as its version of a cappuccino.

 

“How can anyone sell this stuff? How can anyone buy this twice? And this wa...

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