30/04/2014

Concentrating on coffee

It’s all very well and good saying you’re all about the coffee, but it’s another matter delivering time after time. That’s why we are very flavour driven at Artisan rather than process driven. So how do you keep good espresso pouring not only from you but from your team. In our view, you have to have someone with the knowledge and the appetite to learn …

30/04/2014

To expect the unexpected

Having lived with Artisan through the highs and the lows over the last two years, we’ve definitely been through some trying times. From day one when our first ever barista walked out on us, to the moment our coffee machine decided to give out steam in the middle of a big rush… to staff members turning up drunk to work, or not turning up at …

30/04/2014

Hectic yes, boring no

Someone asked us recently if we ever get bored doing what we do as on the face of it, people just see us making coffee, wiping down tables and stacking the dishwasher, so it seems a fair enough question. However the answer is a resounding ‘no’. A little stressed and tired maybe, but bored no. The reason for this is that Artisan is growing into …

13/04/2013

Learning to juggle

It’s funny how long certain processes can take when negotiating about new property, and then all of a sudden – it’s yours and things seem to be happening way too fast. When working out the terms of our new lease for Artisan’s sister shop in Stamford Brook, the legal side of things seemed to drag on and on. To us it seemed the landlord was …