08/05/2012

Open Day

With the smell of fresh paint still lingering in the air the night before we were about to launch, there we were busy writing up the coffee menu with the help of our flat mates – and nervously anticipating our very first day of trading!

We believed we had everything covered – we had hired two Baristas who we thought had a like-minded love for …

12/04/2012

The fit out

The day we finally took over the lease for where Artisan stands today was a great one. Having spent nine months planning and waiting – we were in no mood to waste time when it came to the big fit out. There were practical reasons for us wanting to get going fast as well, as unfortunately we were unable to negotiate any rent free period …

01/03/2012

First Steps in the Story of a Start-Up

This is the first in a series of blogs about Artisan’s first year of trading as an independent coffee shop in London. In this blog we tell you about the first steps we took to open.

Firstly let us introduce ourselves; our names are Edwin and Magda and we are the owners of Artisan – now a thriving independent coffee shop in south west London. …