Esquires Coffee opens 29th store in Dartford


Esquires Coffee opens 29th store in Dartford

Esquires Coffee opened their 29th store on Dartford High Street, in the former Phones 4 U site,  today (Monday 13th March). The store is owned and operated by local businessman and nightclub owner Gurjit Singh who is, ‘looking forward to setting up business in the expanding coffee market.’ Gurjit further explains that, ‘Esquires Dartford will provide a truly unique coffee experience for our customers, great coffee, fresh food and good vibes is what we’re all about.’

Esquires Dartford has created 10 jobs in the local area and will be hosting a grand opening from the Mayor of Dartford on Monday 20th March at 10am.

The opening comes hot off the heels of Esquires recent opening in Twickenham and will be preceded by the 30th store opening in Maidstone in April.

Esquires Coffee re-brand in Letchworth

ESQUIRES COFFEE RE-BRAND IN LETCHWORTH

Esquires Coffee has been re-branded in Letchworth with a fresh new look that reflects the brand’s more natural, ‘eco’ look. The store features comfy sofas perfect for relaxing over a hot cup of coffee and large communal tables for groups.

Esquires Coffee Letchworth will now be serving ice-cream along with the usual favourites of pastries and cakes, toasties and paninis.

 

Esquires Coffee Supports Fairtrade Fortnight

This Fairtrade Fortnight Esquires Coffee speaks to Barney Smyth of the Fairtrade Foundation to find out why you should be putting Fairtrade in your break this fortnight.

Join Esquires by putting Fairtrade in your break
Between the 27th February and 12th March, we are going to be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight; the fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.

This year, we’re addressing the challenges that are still apparent in a number of supply chains, whereby the food on our tables, the drinks in our mugs, comes from hard-working farmers all over the world, many of whom don’t get a decent price for their goods, and are trapped in a system which is rips them off.

In reality, life for a coffee farmer is incredibly difficult and they are reaching crisis point. In some African coffee growing regions, one in three people live in poverty, with international coffee prices not even covering the costs of production. Additionally, we are seeing other factors making coffee farming less desirable; rising global temperatures and altered rainfall patterns are affecting coffee yields, quality, pests and diseases are badly affecting the economic security, health and well-being of farmers. They have little capacity to adapt to a hotter world in which climate and market volatility conspire against them.

However, Esquires Coffee are acting as part of the solution by offering delicious Fairtrade certified coffee. When Esquires buy Fairtrade coffee, they pay a Minimum Price to producers selling their products, which acts as a safety net when market prices drop. In addition to the Minimum Price, a Fairtrade Premium is paid – an extra sum of money that farmers and workers invest in business or community projects of their choice.

The impacts of this sustainable trade model are evident within Esquires supply chain. For example, when you buy Esquires Equatorial coffee, you’re delivering a much needed positive impact to producers in four cooperatives. In the Oromia cooperative, the benefits producers have seen include 15 school and 43 classrooms as well as training in organic farming techniques. Additionally, some of the benefits seen in CECOVASA cooperative in Peru include the installation of a cupping laboratory and a women’s leadership programme.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, we urge you to put Fairtrade in your break and help us spread the word. Together we can amplify the voices of marginalised farmers and ensure they receive a fair deal for their work.

Barney Smyth
barney.smyth@fairtrade.org.uk

 

Esquires Coffee now open in Twickenham


Esquires Coffee  opened their 28th UK store in Twickenham on February 22nd 2017. The store is the first Esquires Coffee franchise for local couple Syed and Kirn, who are excited to be starting a new business venture in the booming coffee sector.

The store design embraces Twickenham’s rugby heritage showcasing wall art and memorabilia with a nod to the town’s favourite past time. The store has also helped to create 11 new jobs in the local area.

Esquires Coffee are also opening new stores in Dartford in March and Maidstone in April, as well as re-branding their stores in Ambleside, Letchworth and Wakefield in the first quarter of this year.


Photo credit: World Serene Wonders Blog

 

Esquires Coffee launches new Equatorial Espresso Blend


Esquires Coffee launches new signature espresso blend
Esquires Coffee have launched a new signature espresso blend entitled the ‘Equatorial Blend’. The Equatorial blend is made from 100% Arabica, Fairtrade and Organic coffee beans. The coffee is sourced from cooperatives across the Equator, including:

Indonesia- Koperasi Permata Gayo cooperative
Ethiopia- OCFCU cooperative
Honduras- COCAFCAL cooperative
Peru – CECOVASA cooperative

The new espresso blend has a smooth caramel taste, with tasting notes of grains and cereals, as well as notes of bitter chocolate.

Esquires Doncaster Re-brand


Esquires Coffee new look at Doncaster
Esquires Coffee situated at The Wheatley Retail Park in Doncaster will be closed from Monday 31st October until Saturday 12th November. The store which is owned and operated by local businessman Steve Patania, has been open since October 2009 and is closing temporarily to undergo a full re-brand.

Franchise owner Steve is said to be ‘thrilled with the fresh new design’ for his store and ‘can’t wait for the store to re-open on Saturday 12th November to greet his fantastic regular customers.’

 

Esquires Coffee is now open in Guildford

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Esquires Coffee now open in Guildford
Esquires Coffee opened their 27th store on Guildford High Street on November 23rd 2016. The store is the 2nd site for Franchise Owner Chris Rance, who opened his first Esquires Coffee franchise in Buckingham in August of this year.

Esquires are excited to be establishing a presence in the historical and picturesque town of Guildford. Marketing Manager Kerry Noble explains, ‘Guildford’s rich history and charm is a perfect setting for Esquires Coffee. Esquires are looking to open up in unique and interesting locations; where the local people can feel at home with a cup of premium, fairtrade and organic coffee, without feeling like they are in a mainstream generic coffee chain.’

Esquires Coffee opening in Bradford

Esquires Coffee opening in Bradford
Esquires Coffee will be opening their 26th store in Bradford City centre on Tuesday 27th September. Situated on the corner of Charles Street and Broadway, this magnificent glass fronted store will provide the perfect place for people watching over a latte or two!

The store has created 15 new jobs in Bradford and has the aim of becoming the city’s number one fairtrade and organic coffee house.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte is here!


Pumpkin Spice Latte is here!

As the nights start to draw in and the wind starts to chill the only thing that is needed is mug of Pumpkin Spice Latte. This autumnal favourite is packed full of fall flavours including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and of course pumpkin! So sit back, relax and enjoy the warming taste of pumpkin pie!

Instagram Competition
To celebrate the launch of our Pumpkin Spice Latte Esquires are also running an Instagram competition where customers have the chance to win a month’s free coffee. Simply tag your Pumpkin Spice Latte pics to Instagram, tagging in @esquirescoffee_uk and using the hashtag #PSL. The best photos will win a months free coffee to be redeemed at their local Esquires Coffee store.*

*T&Cs
A month’s free coffee constitutes 1 free regular coffee or tea from the beverage per day of the given month. Coffee’s including- Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White and regular breakfast tea.

New Esquires Coffee store openings in China, Ireland and Saudi Arabia


Esquires Coffee has opened four new stores in China, Ireland and Saudi Arabia in the months of June-July 2016.

China
Meixihu Mall Esquires store in China is the fourth store opened with BBG group.  Its Chairman William Wang was joined by many senior government officials and by the world famous pianist Lang Lang to celebrate the opening of this major mall, and they have also visited our store and enjoyed a cup of coffee. China also opened its first store in Chongqing city, in partnership with top accounting firm Deloitte China. The office building expansion strategy is going strong.

Ireland
Things are going great in Ireland. Compare to July 2015, the number of stores is up by 30%. Following the success of our first Dublin downtown store in O’Connell Street, coffee lovers in Kilbarrack, Dubliners’ will be able to enjoy Esquires Coffee at their doorstep.

Due to a combination of excellent store performances and new stores overall sales in Ireland were up 49% for the first quarter to June 2016 and same store sales up by 11%. The turnaround at Clonmel continues to deliver exciting results with the new owners continuing to set new records. It was great to see Galway’s sales hitting new records almost every day in the first quarter and this trend continuing into July. Furthermore, our Carrick store goes from strength to strength and is having a very busy summer season. Greatly helped in no small way by the addition of a new external seating area which provides for 50 more seats which our customers are delighted with.

Saudi Arabia
Esquires Coffee have also opened up in Al Roshan Mall, Jeddah. The store boasts a great location, as well as advocating sustainability and authenticity.