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Hot Topics and Micro-Revolutions

Recently I witnessed something quite disturbing, but probably quite familiar to most people reading this. I was in a small lecture / discussion group, and the topic was current affairs in Israel. I made a comment. Another member of the audience responded, obviously very irate at what I had said, and, as she spoke, she…

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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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Humous anyone?!

One of the first inspirations for toastlovecoffee was an article I read about the origins of the artisanal toast craze hitting America and I believe parts of the UK too. The journalist ended up in San Francisco, at Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club, owned by unlikely heroine Giulietta (I have posted the link before, but incase you…

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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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