This blog used to be about a coffee stall, hence the sunrises and chalk board tabs above. The blog bit was all about the year or so dreaming of a shop, the eventual opening of the stall, its short-lived life and subsequent demise. It was fun, but now we have a proper shop called The Fields Beneath, which will be written about here, and may bore to tears, anyone not currently involved in or interested in opening or running a cafe.
Almost half what I’ve learnt about coffee has been from other people’s blogs (1,2,3) and twitter, but when it got to the questions about leases, fridges and licensing, googling brought up not much at all. People simply don’t like sharing their mistakes, it seems. Personally I can’t see anything but good things coming from sharing how many cock-ups I’m about to make, as I suspect others are willing to share their experiences and opinions, given a little push.