07/07/2014

Setting yourself up for the next challenge

Extracting ourselves from the second shop is a difficult but important step. When we first launched Artisan Putney, we pretty much lived there day and night working the coffee machine and the shop floor, getting to know our customers and in many ways living their coffee shop dream. While we enjoyed this early part of running Artisan, we found it to be nonstop and discovered

30/04/2014

The chain with no name

‘The chain with no name’ has been bouncing around many coffee blogs recently and this gives you a small indication of what the independent coffee market seems to developing into and why it needs to evolve and adapt. Even the big players are getting involved as just the other day I walked passed two big chains and had to do a double take as they …

30/04/2014

Moving on up…

From the little beginnings of Magda being on the machine to Edwin being behind the till, to the shape that Artisan is in now with 22 employees, some part time some full time over two shops – this has meant that we have had to focus on moving on up. So what do we mean by this – we have found that as we have …

30/04/2014

Making changes is scary

It’s very easy to fall into a pattern once you are up and running, simply relying on your systems and letting the days roll by. When it comes to making changes, often you put the ideas out of your head thinking along the lines that of ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it’. However at Artisan, we do try and be creative and break into …