Category Archives: coffee

Spring into flavours

With a change in the weather comes a change in our tastes.  Often we banish the porridge of winter for alternatives like muesli and fruit for the summer months.   What we like to drink changes too. Our diet of tea, … Continue reading

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How far would you go to choose a better diet?

The controversial subject of calories, their intake and striking a balance. A simple equation is calories in v calories out equals whether you gain or lose weight.  And no, this isn’t award winning science but…. What gets measured get managed … Continue reading

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Some numbers that need washing down with a strong cup of coffee?

That coffee drinking habit is also getting more expensive. Each visit is worth, on average, about £4.07. Comparing this with the numbers Allegra produced in the last few years means we think the average cost of each visit has risen by about 5% / year Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be Jolly…

Yes, well it soon will be and that means making sure you have a great Christmas range offer that ensures you get you and your customers get the maximum from Christmas. What to do? Let us be bold and suggest … Continue reading

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Explore the opportunity to add a little more revenue to every drink you sell

Industry research suggests that an average coffee-shop customer is worth about £3.20. A quick way to increase that is flavoured syrups. A 1 litre bottle of syrup should generate about £30 in additional revenue. How? Offer a range of flavoured … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property (IP) -Why it’s not very clever to ignore it!

Don’t think you have any intellectual property? It’s the sort of thing that other people create, right? Then let me challenge you. Do you make a product? Do you have a shop or offer a service? Do you advise other … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous milk, available everywhere!

So what is all the fuss over milk prices and what has it got to do with coffee shops? After coffee (ethically sourced or otherwise) coffee shops use shed loads of milk. However, individual coffee shops and small chains tend … Continue reading

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