“Coffee: Beans, barista and latte art”, is the first comprehensive guide to barista skills designed to make the most of the iPads bigger screen (although there is a iPhone version too).

Graphically stunning with loads of coffee photography, an interactive flavour map of the world, an illustrated “menu” guide, and key skills outlined with step by step instructions on the “blackboard”, or double tap the screen to go through these steps picture by picture. Still need help? Then watch the many videos on everything from grinder setting to all the main latte art patterns.

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Mobile Bar Design and Fabrication

Coffee Community started by designing and building mobile espresso bars back in 1999. This experience has allowed us to perfect their operating systems and have a build quality second to none through our sister company.

Over this time we have built bars for clients such as The National Gallery, Tate Modern, Ristretto and Costa as well as a host of Universities and visitor attractions.

We build bars in a number of different styles, or can design something bespoke to your requirements. Most of our ranges are modular to maximize mobility, function and flexibility – units like espresso bar units, deli display units, sink units, ice cream units, smoothie bars, display units, cocktail bars… the list goes on and on!

See some examples of our bars in the PORTFOLIO section or contact us for our pdf brochure (info@coffeecommunity.co.uk).

Café creation, design & brand development

Coffee Community can help you set up your café from scratch, be it an independent café, or a café brand. We can help with:
• Concept development
• Market assessment
• Developing your brand identity
• Business plans
• Assessing location and giving you tips on what to look for
• Layout and design of your café, working alongside your architects or interior designers if required, to give vital barista and catering expertise.
• Creating a menu that will maximizes profit, minimizes waste and be a hit with your customers.
• From this we decide what equipment you need saving you money through our contacts with major suppliers.
• Assist with the recruitment and training of staff ready for getting you open
• Finally, the essential merchandising, sales and PR activity needed.

(Check out our PORTFOLIO section for examples of the types of projects we have worked on)

Barista Training Plans & Material

Coffee Community has put together training plans and supporting training materials for many leading brands in the UK and Internationally. We know what works best and have wealth of training material to draw on to help your business.

(See our training booklets in the BARISTA COURSES section)

Review of existing cafes and improving sales

If you feel your café is struggling or just feel you could be making more, let us help. We can review your business and make straightforward suggestions that will make a difference. Just a day’s consultancy can often make a drastic difference.

Brand & Coffee audits

As your brand grows there is an increasing need to monitor the quality of your products and service. Often having audits carried out by an independent professional can help give a neutral perspective and motivate your teams towards on going improvements.

Coffee Community have a team of trained baristas and catering professionals who currently visit cafes for major brands throughout the UK and Europe, assessing everything from coffee quality and espresso machine standards through to customer service.

The auditors can then give feedback to the individual unit and post results on a secured web site where managers can review individual results, as well as regional and national statistics and league tables. Such statistics can be vital in targeting capital expenditure and training for struggling units, and reward the successful ones.

The audit system also features an image system where, if at any point the auditor has removed points from the total score, we can upload a picture taken during the audit as proof and as a further analysis tool for the user.

Latte Art photography

Having great looking coffee on your sales material can send a powerful message to your customers. That is why Coffee Community has been asked to make coffee for ad campaigns for a wide range of brands over the years. Costa, Cravendale, Alpro, Nokia, Coffee Nation, and Nespresso are just a few of the brands we have helped.

Having a barista on hand, with top equipment, that understands what a professional photographer requires can save time and money and get great coffee images.

Machine review, development, demonstration and calibration

Working with Cimbali we helped to incorporate a baristas “wish list” into the development of the M39 GT Espresso Machine and Magnum on demand grinder.

We have also helped brands such as Coffee Nation and KFC in getting the correct machine calibrations to achieve the best coffee using their current equipment manufacturers. Recently we have been working with Gaggia, well known for its domestic espresso machines, with technical know how and demonstrations for TV and web site

Coffee blend development and review

Coffee Community has developed many coffee blends over the years, some artisan blends for independent cafes through to more commercially viable blends for major blends. If you are tendering for a new coffee roaster let us give you a third party assessment.