Hi, my names Mark and I love a cuppa! Coffee or tea, depending on the mood, but more importantly I love a good independent shop to get it from.
Living in Lincoln we have a few great independents with more popping up.
I started this blog by means of firstly supporting the local family run independent drinking establishments in our city, but secondly as a followup to a couple of ad hock facebook events i created after one of our local shops got blocked in for a week by ill thought out and timed roadworks outside their shop, with the aim to get a few friends along to support them after a tough week.
I normally pop for a drink and treat after work on a Friday, so i though why not start a regular meet at one of the many independent shops in our city, as a means to support them, meet friends, for different friends to meet each other and explore what great shops we have in our city other than the big chains.
This is by no means a review blog, but offers a chance to maybe encourage others to look further afield where they live and seek out a good cuppa, and spread the word that there is life outside of the corporate machine, coffee is a big money spinner for firms and many sell it as a loss leader, but is often mediocre, but by spending a few pence more and often less! you can get a truely great drink by people that are passionate about what they do.
This love of coffee really took hold when i started my own mobile coffee van in 2004 and the desire to seek out great coffee where i went was born!
I’ll have some links to other blogs and guides too and links to the independents upon my travels.