Esquires Coffee launches Vegan Matcha Frappe range

Esquires Coffee launch Vegan Matcha Frappe range

Esquires Coffee are stepping into Spring with a brand new range of vegan matcha frappes made with 100% organic culinary grade matcha, dairy free frappe powder, plant based milk and vegan flavoured syrups.

The new matcha frappes are flavoured with either fruity peach or cooling cucumber and mint and are a delicious spring edition to Esquires iced beverage menu.

Esquires recognise the growing trend in consumers seeking dairy free alternatives and wanted to launch a drink that would not only taste great but also appeal to those who avoid dairy for health or ethical reasons.

Esquires Coffee Franchise Awards 2017


Esquires Coffee Franchisee Awards 2017
Esquires Coffee hosted our annual Franchisee Awards on Monday evening at the Mount Pleasant hotel in Doncaster. The awards take place every year to recognise the various strengths and skills our franchise owners have in growing and developing their business. The awards ceremony took place after Esquires Franchise Conference in which all franchise owners meet to hear of future developments for the brand and to share their valued opinions and ideas.


Esquires Coffee Franchise Award Winners 2017


Durham Franchise Owners Dale & Clare Smith
winners of the ‘Gold Standard’ Award.


Esquires Coffee UK MD Doug Williamson with
Sutton Franchise Owner Gino Stassinos, winner of
the ‘Creative Flair’ award.


Sunderland Franchise Owners Dave and Doreen
Parnaby winners of the ‘Grafter’ award.


Simon Dann Franchise Owner of Esquires Ambleside
winner of the ‘Super Star’ award.


Esquires Worthing Franchise Owners Richard and
John winners of the ‘Shining Star’ award.


Esquires Stockton Heath Franchisee Mark who took
home two awards in the form of the ‘Tenure’ and ‘Transformation’
award.


Last but not least is Franchise Owner Nadia of the
Bromley store who won the ‘Community Spirit’ award
along with the coveted ‘Franchisee of the Year’ award.

Esquires Coffee Wakefield relocation and re-brand


Esquires Coffee Wakefield relocation and re-brand

Esquires Coffee situated inside The Ridings shopping centre in Wakefield has moved location within the centre as well as receiving a full re-brand under Esquires new identity. As well as moving and re-branding the store sadly says goodbye to longstanding franchise owner Jacky who is going on to enjoy her well-deserved retirement. Taking over the business is first time franchisee Jhasen who is looking forward to the challenge of taking on an existing business with an incredibly loyal customer base.

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.’