So lets see.. a lot has happened since my last post. Last year was very much testing the water and finding my feet.. this year I was looking to make some real progress.
With that in mind I have been considering various ways of developing Sarah’s Coffee predominately down the lines of a café or a retail shop. I had looked at several things and nothing seemed right.. then the mews came along.
It was one of those gut instinct things.. I loved the look and the feel of the shop and so to cut a long story short, I’m in! It was done and dusted in a matter of days, someone else was interested in renting it and I just couldn’t miss out.
I love the sunny entrance, which I’ve put some spring colour in.. it has a vine in the corner too, it looks a bit dead but I’m hopeful.. how wonderful to have grapes.. might be making my own wine!
I fell in love with the period fire places.. one in each room. And the second room has a lovely bay style window, perfect for displays. I’ve already got my Christmas window planned!
But then as soon as I’d agreed the nerves set in. What have I done?!
But now I’m in, I know it was the right decision. The shop, which after much deliberation is now called The Coffee Bean is at The Mews in Holywell.
I’m developing the shop as a specialist retail outlet offering an ever changing choice of coffee and all the bits and bobs you need to make a perfect brew at home
There is still much to do, I’ve moved into one room for now and work is being done on the second room. There will be lots of finishing touches needed to bring it all together but a good start has been made. The overall feel will be I hope inviting in a rustic way.. I’ve watched far too many interior design shows!
Sarah’s Coffee is functioning as a social enterprise in its support of The Cariad Project but now with the shop I can develop that further.. once more established The Coffee Bean can offer training and volunteer opportunities to people who would normally struggle to get into employment.
To be able to do this would be brilliant in itself but it mirrors so nicely the support the BWIMWA Centre provides in DRC. It will be lovely to have the charity and the business working in harmony.
I’m really excited about this next stage of Sarah’s Coffee and I hope to bring you exciting news next time of The Cariad Project and progress towards our first shipment of equipment ♡