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All’s Well That Ends Well

Wednesday next week will be our last day at the Ark building. On Thursday we will move out, and be taking a break from trading as a cafe until the spring. CATCH, The youth organisation that owns the building and runs fantastic events and programs for the young people in the area, are intending to…

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How are you doing?

I know it’s been a while. April was basically a write off for toastlovecoffee as Easter holidays combined with a bout of (mild) illness in the kids has left me with little time to focus on the project. But it’s been good to let it breathe for a bit, see what is going on in…

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The pressures of a good coffee…

A few posts back, I put a call out for help. Amazingly, a few people have been in touch, offering skills that we undoubtedly need, which I definitely don’t have, in creating a successful coffeehouse. One of these is in-depth knowledge of how to create the perfect espresso. So we have a new member of…

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What does success mean to me?

In the name of ‘research’ I have been frequenting cafes, coffee houses, delis and coffee shacks. Just yesterday and today, I have had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the owners of two of these; Taste on Chapeltown Road (mentioned in a previous post) and Cielo in Garforth. Each conversation gives me more confidence, and…

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Let’s get down to business!

This morning I had my first business meeting. Unsure what to wear, how to present myself, how formal to go, I decided to just be me and not make any more of an effort than I usually do for the school run and general mummsy-ness of my life. Well, perhaps a little extra make up,…

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