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Team Ozone Coffee Roasters London were amped to say the least to be part of Jamie Olivers Food Revolution Day here in Shoreditch.
What an atmosphere to work in with the crowds lining the street, eager to taste some epic food and drink.....our Lamingtons were a sell out! And the Ozone peeps had a blast doing what we love - pumping out some mighty tasty espresso shots and dancing to some sweet kiwi beats.
Our good mate Chris Bianco from Union Jacks was across the yard from us keeping us going with tasty pizzas, and our friends from Hix slipped a few sly fish dogs our way #lifechangingmoments
DJ BBQ kept everyone pumped - watch this space for an Hodson Blend braised beef chin coming your way...
James caught up with Jamie after the show too....hed love a ride in the land rover! '....secretly he may even want to be part of the Ozone Coffee Roasters team...and Tim hunted Ronan (Mr Keating to you) down and pretty much pinned him down for a shot outside the stand!
A great new coffee account of ours, Bakers & Roasters in Amsterdam has been featured in the very cool blog Happily ever after in Amsterdam
''Bakers & Roasters is a brand new cafe in De Pijp. Tucked down a quiet side street just off the Ferdinand Bolstraat you'll find this cheerful cafe with Kiwi roots. Their current menu features a selection of delicious baked goods, pies, salads and sandwiches and soon they'll be launching a Kiwi/Aussie style brunch menu. ''
From all of us at Ozone Coffee Roasters London we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sampled the coffee at Ozone Coffee Roasters during the past four days at the London Coffee Festival...and a special thank you to all the coffee drinkers on Saturday and Sunday for the awesome feedback about our Hodson Blend and Ozone Espresso blend through the espresso machine (and thanks to La Marzocco London for the stunning Strada!).
Our team were amped for the four days of festival, with the fantastic finale at the True Artisan Café where we served our sweet amaretto espresso and helped support Project Waterfall. It really was party time at Ozone!
We look forward to soon supplying more cafes, restaurants, artisan bakeries and corporates throughout the UK after spending Thursday and Friday talking with many people who shared our enthusiasm for exceptional coffee.
The Festival has shown us how much awareness of the Ozone Coffee Roasters brand has grown during the past year, and how we have quickly become a part of the exciting and dynamic London coffee scene. We hope this festival is the start of many more and look forward to seeing many regulars as well as new faces at London Coffee Festival 2014… bring it on!
Craig Macfarlane spoke to a full house at the London Coffee Festival lab on Thursday 25th April. Notebooks and pens were out as the audience learned about the importance of creating an exceptional customer experience. In Craig's words, the status quo is not acceptable. All businesses should aspire to excellence as we're faced with more and more discerning customers. Craig's passion for the coffee and hospitality industries was evident as he shared his experiences and gave key insights into the importance of quality vs convenience.
The presentation is attached for those that would like to review, or were too engaged in the presentation to take notes!
Ozone Coffee Roasters is proud to be part of the London Coffee Festival for 2013.
We are exhibiting at the show and will have some great coffees to brew, hosting cupping events during the week leading up to the Festival and our very own Craig Macfarlane will be speaking during the festival. Read more on Craigs workshop below and go to The LondonCoffee Festival website for details
Do today’s consumers distinguish between convenience and quality?
Is quality coffee a foregone conclusion or a point of difference in the changing UK market, or does the customer still consume based on convenience?
Craig Macfarlane will provide an insight on how to stand out through quality, with particular importance being placed on the relentless pursuit of quality products and a comprehensive service offering. The need for businesses to relate to a diverse customer market, rather than blinded by perceived purist constraints.
Craig will be bringing this presentation at The Lab during the festival on the 25th April.
The Lab stage, located between the Soho and Shoreditch themed zones, will be running an exciting programme of live interactive demonstrations, workshops, talks, theatre and debates throughout the Festival.
Witness cutting-edge coffee art and science, learn from the experts, experience first hand the latest brewing techniques and new taste sensations, discuss and debate coffee’s most critical ethical issues, gain top tips for setting up a coffee shop, explore the history of coffee or relax with a drink and enjoy a good story…
Have you checked out the very cool blog Homegirl London? They search the streets of London for all that is hip and cool right now when it comes to homes, interiors and lifestlye.
To fuel their search they call in on Londons cafes and eateries and have started posting blog reviews on these visits too....and we were on their hit-list lately....read on.
Homegirl London writes...''I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite independent eateries and coffee houses with you. These are the places I like to stop off at when I’m out and about researching for my blog. They’ll often be located off the main shopping street so make a great retreat from the crowds and somewhere to relax and refuel. When I was out today taking some street art pictures in the East End I stopped off at the Ozone Coffee Roasters....''
We have just heard the good news that on Friday last week Ozone Coffee Roasters won the ‘Best Coffee Experience’ category in the Lunch Business Grab & Go rewards!
The winners of the prestigious Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards were announced as Industry experts gathered at the London Art House in London, where the lunch! show is being held, to celebrate the first ever Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards.
Winners of the Best Coffee Experience award - Ozone Coffee Roasters London
Award sponsored by Peros
Each category was judged by Martyn Herriott from the Beverage Standards Association, Peter Backman from Horizons and Sophie Elwes from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Maria Bracken, deputy editor of Lunch Business, commented on the evening: “The food to go industry is such a growing, dynamic market, and it is a pleasure to be able to reward the individuals and companies in this industry that have really made a difference.
“We launched these awards so we could recognise and reward those that have really excelled in this thriving marketplace. We have definitely achieved this through these winners.”
She added: “The launch of these awards was a great success and I look forward to growing this event next year.”
Written by Maria Bracken
We loved working with Box 9 Design and Skinflint Design on this project - an amazing group of talented and inspired people. Check out this feature on us in the latest Skinflint Design newsletter
OZONE COFFEE ROASTERS, LONDON
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Ozone Coffee Roasters are a well-established specialty coffee roaster in the heart of the East end of London. An eclectic mix of products ranging from factory fixtures salvaged from Lancashire textile mills to converted American street lights are utilised to illuminate the servery and main industrial spaces.
We were stoked to hear we were included on metro.co.uk's top ten best places to have brunch in London.
Here's what metro.co.uk had to say about Ozone Coffee Roasters...
You might be drawn in by this large, Kiwi-owned industrial-styled gaff’s noteworthy, house-roasted coffee – but you’ll stay for the chilled atmosphere and alluring menu. Try poached egg-topped kedgeree cakes or baked free-range eggs with, curiously, braised mince and cheese.
It's not quite breakfast, and it's not quite lunch, but it's as popular as ever. Wake up your tastebuds with Metro's guide to London's best brunch spots.
Here's metro.co.uk's top 10
11 Leonard Street
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11 Leonard Street
p (+44) 02074901039