Something’s Brewing September/October 2020

Something's Brewing September/October 2020

Some words from the Steve Slark, The BSA Chairman on Something’s Brewing September/October 2020.

Uncertain does not even begin to cover what most are feeling these days. You can be praying for a vaccine or just keeping out of harm’s way or indeed carrying on as normal. Early lockdown saw in my mind a real sense of let’s stick together and help each other…aside from those stockpiling pasta and toilet rolls!

I have been impressed with the adaptation and flexibility to meet the Covid challenges when visiting coffee shops and restaurants. But we hear in general very little of these successes and how they meet the needs of the majority. Not that the wider hospitality sector whilst going through some form of hell has innovated and adapted. These are the things that are working to keep the sector going and our spirits up.

We are building a solid core of Company membership. Thank you to all our members for their support during these challenging times. We welcome all retail café and coffee outlets to join the BSA for free until at least March 2021 and avail themselves of our magazine and our other services. You can join here.

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Coffee Facts & the Coffee Market

The Something’s Brewing September/October 2020 magazine covers a diverse range of subjects. These include Coffee Facts (some you will know & others you will not) on page 3 which is linked to Bryan Stockley’s shining a light on the Coffee Market on page 6.

UK Coffee Week

Running from the 19th to the 25th October many of our members are involved. This includes BRITA who are the Headline Sponsor. They are joined by Kimbo UK, Fracino and Independent Coffee Box (Salt Media). As well our Association is pleased to support the week as an Industry Supporter. Registration closes on the 4th October so ensure you get involved.

Barista Training, Innovative start-up and BRITA

Furthermore there are articles on working towards preparing for face-to face Barista Training, how round the innovative start-up is helping the hospitality sector bounce back. Also, BRITA tells us how COVID-19 leads to increased demand for Sustainability.

Do enjoy this edition of the Something’s Brewing September/October 2020 Magazine.