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World Coffee Portal Releases Project Café UK 2021

Project Café UK 2021 is Allegra World Coffee Portal’s definitive annual analysis on the UK’s expansive branded coffee shop market.

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Listen to 5THWAVE Podcast Episode 9: Fostering Team Culture

Teams can achieve extraordinary things when human beings feel united and pull towards the same goal. But building a powerful workplace team culture can be difficult, especially in hospitality environments, with staff working different shifts and cafés often located miles apart. 5THWAVE podcast is joined by by Guido Bernardinelli, CEO of La Marzocco International, Laila Ghambari, Director of Cafes at Stumptown […]

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Coffee Leader Interview with Sue Garfitt, CEO of Alpro

As part of The Global Coffee Festival, Allegra CEO and Founder, Jeffrey Young, spoke to Sue Garfitt who is the CEO of Alpro.

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Coffee Leader Interview with Kamal Bengougam of Eversys

As part of The Global Coffee Festival 2020, Allegra CEO and Founder, Jeffrey Young, spoke to Group Commercial Director at Eversys, Kamal Bengougam.

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The new Danish Bakery American Style Hot Dog

Danish Bakery, the leading manufacturer of sausage rolls and sponsor of the UK Coffee Leader Summit 2021, has taken their range to the next level with the introduction of the new American Style Hot Dog. This convenient, easy-to-handle food item is the perfect addition to their range of quality baked goods. Made with their famous […]

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Read the latest issue of 5THWAVE magazine

In Issue 5 of 5THWAVE magazine, Allegra’s World Coffee Portal speaks to gastronomic legend Alain Ducasse about his quest to elevate coffee to its rightful eminence in the fine dining world. Plus, the growing opportunities for operators in the at-home coffee market, 25 years of Intelligentsia Coffee, how The Barn is raising the bar for German specialty […]

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5THWAVE Podcast: Scaling from one, to two, to four and beyond – with David Abrahamovitch

Jeffrey Young speaks with David Abrahamovitch, CEO and Founder of London-based specialty coffee chain Grind. In this conversation, David talks about the necessity of investing in integrated technology systems, how to boost café profit margins and the importance of looking after the people in your business.   David is a great example of operator who has […]

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Interview: Caffè Nero Group Founder and CEO Gerry Ford

What happens when your local independent coffee shop scales into an international brand? The answer looks a lot like Caffè Nero, which since 1997 has blazed a trail through the UK café market and successfully expanded across 11 countries. Allegra Group Founder and CEO Jeffrey Young sat down with Caffè Nero Group Founder and CEO Gerry […]

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Finding the way forward: Covid-19 and the UK coffee industry

During the UK lockdown Allegra World Coffee Portal conducted two major surveys to assess how the UK public and coffee shops have been impacted by and responded to Covid-19. As the UK café industry begins the long road to recovery, 5THWAVE examined both studies in-depth and spoke with UK coffee leaders currently navigating the crisis […]

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UK coffee shops: The Coronavirus Impact Study

The UK hospitality industry is tentatively reopening with social-distancing measures following months of closure due to the coronavirus lockdown. World Coffee Portal, in partnership with Alpro, gathered insight from 211 UK café and coffee shops to better understand the impact of the lockdown and what the road to recovery could look like A deserted high […]

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5THWAVE Magazine

5THWAVE, the leading B2B magazine for the global coffee industry, is now available to download. The brand new publication includes the latest coffee industry insight, Allegra World Coffee Portal data, thought leadership and interviews with successful business leaders. Click here to read the first issue.

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