June 2017


Hastings opens!

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June 2017


Hastings opens!

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Hastings Opens!

easyCoffee, (part of the easy family of brands by serial entrepreneur Stelios, founder of easyJet) is delighted to announce our first store in Sussex which opened on Friday, in the sunny seaside town of Hastings in the heart of the town centre, just minutes walk from the sea front.

easyCoffee CEO Nathan Lowry says: "easyCoffee has been popping up all over London with shops, pop-ups and vending machines in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Earls Court, also in Southend and Blackburn and we are finally heading to the picturesque town of Hastings. We are just so delighted to have such a fantastic site with indoor and terrace seating to add to the vibrancy of the high street! Hastings can enjoy our fantastic Fairtrade arabica coffee and delicious food items at a great price. We will also serve our famous blended iced coffee frappe's to those on their way to the beach this summer!"
 

 

May 2017


Blackburn opens!

May 2017


Blackburn opens!

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Welcome to easyCoffee Blackburn!

easyCoffee launched its first store this week in the North of England in the heart of Blackburn directly opposite the town hall and main shopping mall. CEO Nathan Lowry says: "easyCoffee has been popping up all over London with shops, pop-ups and vending machines in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Earls Court and Southend, and we are finally heading to the North of England to the wonderful Lancashire town of Blackburn. We are just so chuffed to have found the right location with plenty of seating and free wifi, the right team and cannot wait to be apart of the high street! I am personally looking forward to meeting the locals and giving them a great product at a great price! 

easyCoffee Blackburn had a busy first day supporting a cake bake with the local Royal Bank of Scotland raising funds for a Lancashire Hospice, and an exclusive interview with BBC Lancashire radio.

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May 2017


Radio Lancashire

May 2017


Radio Lancashire

easyCoffee on the radio

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easyCoffee Blackburn speaks to BBC Lancashire Radio

The newly launched easyCoffee Blackburn had a very busy first day! Not only did we launch our new shop in the middle of the town centre but our manager also had a quick stop at BBC Lancashire radio to talk about our new shop in the local community. Thank you for having us on the radio

@BBCLancashire 

 

May 2017


Hospice support

May 2017


Hospice support

 

The Royal Bank of Scotland and easyCoffee Blackburn and join forces for a good cause

 
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Supporting a local hospice in Blackburn

Our newly launched store in Blackburn donated cakes to raise funds for @elancshospice at @RBS #Blackburn!

Come and try our cakes!

 

May 2017


Frappé frenzy

May 2017


Frappé frenzy

Frappe frenzy at easyCoffee!

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Heatwave launches our frappe range

London is enjoying a heatwave at the moment! And what better way to cool down in the city but with an easyCoffee frappe! easyCoffee launched an exclusive range of double shot blended coffee drinks with flavours including Chai, Mocha, Espresso, Caramel and Vanilla, in addition to over ice coffee drinks - Iced Latte and Iced Americano, and for those who prefer to have something more fruity, our Mango and Berry Freezers, featuring real chunks of fresh fruit. Head in store to try our range in three sizes!

 

MAY 2017


Depaul launch event

MAY 2017


Depaul launch event

Depaul and easyCoffee

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CEO Nathan Lowry and the easyCoffee team attended the launch of the new building for Depaul which features an easyCoffee shop. They met with the Deputy Mayor, the Duchess of Norfolk, trustees and the chief executive.

The #Endeavour Centre at Depaul gives young people help and hope and the team were very thankful and effusive in their praise within all the hard work that has gone into the design, set-up of ‎the shop and training. Depaul look to continue the relationship with us with training young people as the Barista's of the future!

 

May 2017


BBQ with Stelios

May 2017


BBQ with Stelios

The annual easy family of brands BBQ with Stelios!

Easy Group BBQ

CEO Nathan Lowry, Operations Director Scott Randles and the entire team at easyCoffee were treated to a presentation by easy group founder Stelios followed by a BBQ at the delightful Museum of Brands, where guests can take a visual tour of the history of the easy brand.

Learn more about the museum here: http://www.museumofbrands.com/

May 2017


Interflora Southport

May 2017


Interflora Southport

Our vending comes to 'June the Florist'

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We are delighted to announce our new easyCoffee to GO partner - Interflora!

Sit relax and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the surroundings of flowers and our specialty selected bean to cup coffee.

Now serving in June the Florist, the Interflora located at 108 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR!

April 2017


#ukcoffeeweek

April 2017


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#ukcoffeeweek

It's  #ukcoffeeweek this week! You don't need to spend a few pounds to get involved! Our espresso costs just £1.

easyCoffee will always offer you an exciting new way of getting all your favourite drinks and food at terrific value prices when you’re on the go

April 2017


we makes news in China

April 2017


we makes news in China

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easyCoffee goes to China!

easyCoffee CEO & Co-founder Nathan Lowry spoke exclusively to China Television CCTV (with an estimated television audience of 1.4 billion) about our brand, our expansion plans and the U.K coffee market. Watch here: http://tv.cctv.com/v1/index.shtml?videoID=VIDEKR6h8lc4bPJPWvipWvpt170401

April 2017


Easter fun

April 2017


Easter fun

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Easter fun at easyCoffee

Its that time of year again! Bunnies, chicks, eggs and chocolate... It can only be Easter! We've got some special treats lined up for our customers including toasted hot cross buns topped with butter and Nutella, Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate, topped with whipped cream, marshmallows & Thornton's real milk chocolate flakes, and Rocky Road Slices topped with mini eggs! Our team members will also be decked out with bunny ears and tails and will greet all full of festive cheer! Happy Easter! 

March 2017


Getting creative

March 2017


Getting creative

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Creativity this spring...

We take our blackboard art very seriously here at easyCoffee. Each week one of our team members takes the challenge to get creative with the liquid chalk and come up with something vibrant, eye catching and fun.

March 2017


Our partnership with Depaul London

March 2017


Our partnership with Depaul London

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Depaul and easyCoffee

Over the last few months easyCoffee have partnered up with Depaul who support homeless people in the streets of London, by setting up a cafe style kitchen in their new headquarters in SE1.

This will service the Depaul team and their visitors in their daily coffee needs. easyCoffee is working closely with Depaul to train their staff to barista level. Depaul will then use the facilities to help some of their trainees who were or are currently homeless get back on their feet by being trained in this daily environment of a typical cafe.

With easyCoffee’s roll out plan we aim to help these trainees work at easyCoffee where possible.

Donations: https://uk.depaulcharity.org/get-involved/donate

March 2017


China Central TV

March 2017


China Central TV

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Nathan Lowry speaks to China Television

CEO Nathan Lowry spoke exclusively to China Central Television, with an estimated reach of 1 billion viewers about our value offering, expansion plans, the effects of Brexit on coffee prices, consumer behaviour, and the U.K coffee market. Be sure to check back for our video clip in a few weeks!

March 2017


Vending in Paddington

March 2017


Vending in Paddington

easyCoffee now serving in Paddington!

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It's really £1 for any regular sized coffee, including latté, americano and cappuccino.

We are delighted to announce that we are now serving our great tasting coffee at the newly launched Nisa store on Craven Road. Stop by for tasty snacks, treats, lunchtime meal deals and a latte!

 

March 2017


Expansion continues

March 2017


Expansion continues

 

easyCoffee coming to Hastings, Eastbourne, Blackburn, Burnley and Edinburgh

 

We are delighted to announce the signing of our first exclusive affiliate sites in Eastbourne, Hastings, Blackburn, Burnley and Edinburgh. The new face on the high street, easyCoffee is set for a huge expansion, with plans to open a further 200 shops selling coffee and food to go using great ingredients at value prices around the UK. The company was founded in 2016 by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and entrepreneur Nathan Lowry and is working closely with affiliate partners and franchisees to deliver new coffee shops, concession pods and vending machines. 

 

February 2017 Bio Bean


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February 2017 Bio Bean


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easyCoffee partners with bio bean

In the UK we drink over 70 million cups of coffee a day, producing 500,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds every year. bio-bean helps to tackle the UK's waste problem by turning this waste stream into high-quality, sustainable and cheap biofuels. 

Recycling waste coffee grounds displaces greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be released through traditional coffee grounds disposal - that is landfill or incineration. Coffee Logs are carbon neutral, and burn hotter and for longer than wood - they're great for use in chimineas this Spring, and in wood-burning stoves and open fires. 

bio-bean collects waste coffee grounds from coffee chains, instant coffee factories, transport hubs and independent coffee shops all over the UK. Their coffee recycling factory in Cambridgeshire is a world first. 

We are delighted to announce that we supply Bio Bean with our coffee waste #poweredbycoffee #zerowaste #sustainability

 

February 2017


Valentine's Day

February 2017


Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine!

We kicked off 2017 in the best way launching our loved up Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, teaming up with Britain's favourite chocolate brand Thornton's. Our indulgent drink was made with real milk chocolate Thornton's flakes, raspberry syrup, whipped cream and topped with raspberry drizzle. Quickly after launching our new hot chocolate drink sent customers into a spin with a flurry of orders.

Each drink came with a complimentary Thornton's orange chocolate heart as a special thanks to our chocolate fans. The drink was so popular that easyCoffee is delighted to announce that all our hot chocolate range is now being served exclusively Thornton's real milk chocolate flakes.

Head in store to try our new range!

February 2017


£1 vending machines

February 2017


£1 vending machines

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Vend the easy way!

Our new self serve vending machines provide the perfect way to offer bean-to-cup fresh coffee to your customers. Ideal for unmanned sites with a small footprint, they help turn even the smallest of areas into a profit generator. 

In recent months we have launched our Standard and Grande machines in several easyHotel locations across the UK, plus convenience stores in Paddington, Tolworth and Manchester's Trafford Centre.

We have two alternative options that deliver revenue from selling as few as twenty cups per day. Although they have been designed for low to medium footfall, the machines also have the capacity to deliver hundreds of cups each day in high usage locations. We incorporated the latest technology with interactive messaging via a communication platform for help raise brand awareness and bespoke promotions to drive additional sale's. 

easyCoffee has successfully trialled state of the art coffee vending machines in easyHotel Old St, easyLand Croydon and in three independent convenience stores.  Founder Nathan Lowry was delighted to say that "the machines serve the same quality Lavazza blend as the High St shops and customers love the fresh grind and one pound price!...  The sales uptake has been over the national average of cups sold per day so we expect a large uptake of machines across the UK!

January 2017 Six new stores


Six new stores

January 2017 Six new stores


Six new stores

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Six new stores for easyCoffee! 

Following the success of our Southend store we are delighted to announce the signing of our first exclusive affiliate sites in Eastbourne, Hastings, Ipswich, High Wycombe, Edinburgh and Kentish Town.

CEO Nathan Lowry remarked that the partnership with The Post Office in Kentish Town was particularly exciting and expected many more deals with Postmasters across the UK who wish to sell quality Lavazza coffee at value for money to their existing customers and entice new ones through their doors!

The new face on the high street, easyCoffee is set for a huge expansion, with plans to open a further 200 shops selling coffee and food to go using great ingredients at value prices around the UK.  The company was founded in 2016 by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and entrepreneur Nathan Lowry and is working closely with affiliate partners and franchisees to deliver new coffee shops, concession pods and vending machines. 

January 2017


The one to watch

January 2017


The one to watch

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MCA announce easyCoffee as "The One to Watch 2017"

easyCoffee has been announced as "THE ONE TO WATCH" by influential research company MCA Eating & Drinking Out Market Insight, the UK's most accurate and insightful continuous dataset on eating out trends.

easyCoffee is set for a huge expansion, with plans to open a further 200 shops selling coffee at value prices around the UK. The group was founded earlier last year by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and entrepreneur Nathan Lowry when first launched in London.

December 2016


Expansion plans revealed in the press 

December 2016


Expansion plans revealed in the press 

Check out some of the articles published recently...

November 2016


200 new coffee shops

November 2016


200 new coffee shops

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Aiming to open 200 stores in the next two years

Budget coffee chain easyCoffee is set for a huge expansion, with plans to open a further 200 £1 coffee shops around the UK. The café chain was founded earlier this year by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and entrepreneur Nathan Lowry when first launched in London and then Southend-on-Sea in Essex.

However, following huge interest from affiliate and franchise investors, the airline-owned chain is set for a UK expansion of over 200 more branches as it hits back at the expensive drinks offered by the high street leaders. The exact locations of these new stores won’t be confirmed until the new year when partner agreements have been signed off but they will be dotted around major cities across the UK, with “regular high street and travel hub locations”.

Mr Lowry said: “The gap in the market is in pricing. The coffee is great. We use the same machines that all the big guys use, all our staff are highly trained up to barista level.”

“We genuinely feel that people are paying too much for their coffee in the UK,” he added.

The next phase of easyCoffee shops are due to open in locations around the South East including Croydon, Slough, Uxbridge, Wembley, High Wycombe and Brighton. Brand Director Nick Paterson-Jones added that customers will be able to grab on-the-go hot drinks for just £1 a cup and a complementary range of fresh snack because the company “wants to continue to provide genuine value for money”. 

November 2016


Tricks of the Restaurant Trade

November 2016


Tricks of the Restaurant Trade

Challenging coffee shop prices

Simon Rimmer the host of Tricks of The Restaurant Trade interviews the co-founder of easyCoffee, Nathan Lowry, at our training shop in Covent Garden. He wants to explore how easyCoffee can sell Lavazza Coffee for only one pound per cup!

Tricks of The Restaurant Trade >>>
Channel 4 at 8 pm Monday 14 November 2016. 

September 2016


Sir Stelios' visit

September 2016


Sir Stelios' visit

easyCoffee continues to froth in London's West End

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was at hand today to give the official welcome to the newest member of the "easy" family. easyCoffee, the brainchild of entrepreneur Nathan Lowry and colleagues, has now opened two outlets in London's Covent Garden and Leicester Square – with plenty more lined up as soon as properties can be leased.

Customers find the £1 cup to be excellent value particularly when taken along side one of easyCoffee's many "meal deals." Plans are in hand to launch a range of vending machines for offices, shops, stations and airports. 

See story > 

February 2016


February 2016


Budget airline easyJet moves into the coffee market

Lattes, cappuccinos and espressos all at a pound a pop.
You’ll never sleep again.

Normally, when a commodity becomes more plentiful it also gets cheaper. But the proliferation of coffee shops in our town centres seems to have bucked that trend up to now, with a simple cup of coffee costing upwards of £2.  It can be twice that, in the more ‘artisan’ outlets.

But easyJet, who wiped out much of the cost from air travel are now set to do the same with the world’s most energising hot beverage. The first easyCoffee outlet has already opened at Earls Court underground station in London.

It offers a range of soft drinks and hot and cold snacks including freshly made sandwiches, as well as the expected range of premium coffees. Cappuccinos, espressos and lattes are all priced at a competitive £1 a cup.

easyCoffee has been set up by Nathan Lowry, who has licensed the easyJet brand for his own operation, Peoples Coffee. It gives them the kind of instant brand recognition they’ll need to compete with the major coffee chains that dominate Britain’s high streets.

Peoples Coffee hopes to open a chain of 30 easyCoffee outlets across the country within the next 24 to 36 months, all with the no-frills approach and bold orange branding that has already made easyJet a household name.

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said; “I am delighted that we are going into business with another young, ambitious entrepreneur like Nathan, in order to bring London something very simple but yet so difficult to find: a great cup of Italian espresso coffee for just a pound.  I think this industry is another example of allowing prices to carry on rising without good reason. Three pounds is a lot of money for a paper cup of espresso. The strength and name recognition of the ‘easy’ brand will encourage consumers to try it for themselves when in Earls Court.”

It’s worth noting that, just as easyJet offers a no-frills basic service for very affordable rates, but adds on costs for extras such as baggage, so with easyCoffee you can have a coffee of your choice for a pound, but if you fancy a sandwich or a cake to go with it you can expect to pay more.

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May 2016


May 2016


Budget airline easyJet applying low-cost approach to coffee with plans for 30 shops

UK-based budget airline carrier EasyJet is getting into the coffee retail game, with an initial marketing campaign that stresses low costs and £1 coffee and espresso drinks through the EasyCoffee brand.

“Just when we feared we were reaching peak hipster coffee, with coldpress and cortados usurping cappuccinos and a £4 latte the norm, along comes Sir Stelios to tear up the rule book,” the airline company said of its new coffee venture in an announcement late last week, referencing EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou. “Just as EasyJet changed the face of air travel when it launched in 1995, bringing low-cost, no frills air travel to the people, now the company is set to do the same to the coffee market.”

The EasyCoffee brand made a quiet debut several weeks ago with the opening of a café bursting with EasyJet’s signature orange color motif at the Earls Court station in Central London. The company says it plans to open as many as 30 more EasyCoffee shops over the next two to three years, while it is currently seeking franchisees. EasyCoffee’s wholesale partner for the venture is Italian coffee giant Lavazza.

The first EasyCoffee location at the Earls Court tube station.

The company is borrowing from its own business model in the airline passenger air industry — a similar no-frills model was first popularized by Southwest Airlines in the United States — for its coffee operation.

“So you’re lured in by the promise of cheap coffee, then two minutes later you’ve accidentally bought a croissant (£1.10), a banana (50p) and a bottle of water (£1) too,” the company said openly of its revenue-generation approach. “Sound familiar? It’s the business model that has worked so well for EasyJet and has since been taken to the extreme by other low-cost airlines.”

For the venture, EasyJet has partnered with Peoples Coffee, a business operated by Nathan Lowry that has licensed the “easy” brand usage. “With coffee shop prices currently averaging £3 a cup, it is clear consumers have been taken for a ride,” Lowry said in the company’s announcement. “Although wholesale coffee prices have been falling recently, consumers have seen no benefit. EasyCoffee plans to make top quality beverages available to everyone at affordable prices.”

Similarly, Stelios likened the coffee industry to the airline industry, suggesting players in both have been involved in gouging prices of roasted, brewed coffee drinks “for no good reason.”

“I think this industry is another example of allowing prices to carry on rising without good reason,” he said. “Three pounds is a lot of money for a paper cup of espresso.

Posted 1st February 2016

April 2016


April 2016


A decent crema on the top!

A decent crema on the top!

easyJet cafes are selling coffee for £1. Mornings will never be the same again

Just when we feared we were reaching peak hipster coffee, with coldpress and cortados usurping cappuccinos and a £4 latte the norm, along comes Sir Stelios to tear up the rule book. Just as easyJet changed the face of air travel when it launched in 1995, bringing low-cost, no frills air travel to the people, now the company is set to do the same to the coffee market.

Yes, easyJet is making coffee shops.

Commuters stepping off the train at Earls Court over the last couple of weeks will have been confronted by the sight of that familiar branding – the unmistakeable orange circle, the idiosyncratic use of lower case ‘e’ followed by an upper case mid-word.

People, easyCoffee had arrived.

So many easy Options… The price of the low-cost coffee? A very affordable £1. And that’s the same, whether you order an espresso, a double macchiato or a cappuccino.

So far, so cheap.

The small bar, run by three baristas with gleaming new machines and Lavazza coffee, sells food too. While it’s not exactly extortionate, the food prices are more aligned with the prices their rivals charge. A pastry – croissant or a chocolate twist – costs from £1.10 to £1.50. Sandwiches (cheese and tomato, chicken and avocado, egg mayo etc) go from £1.85 to £2.99, and there are soup and sandwich deals for £3.

So you’re lured in by the promise of cheap coffee, then two minutes later you’ve accidentally bought a croissant (£1.10), a banana (50p) and a bottle of water (£1) too.
Sound familiar? It’s the business model that has worked so well for easyJet and has since been taken to the extreme by other low-cost airlines: attractive bargain bucket fares supplemented by high food prices, excess baggage charges, fines for printing of boarding passes (now illegal, but thanks for that, Ryanair) etc etc.

Unmistakeable branding

The simple menu and price points are reminiscent of beleaguered Benjy’s, the erstwhile sandwich chain beloved of students and builders that was big in the 90s, not so big in the Noughties. Heinz tomato soup in big polystyrene cups, egg muffins that were better than McDs, giant cups of nuclear-heated tea that never went cold – and all for under £1.
easyCoffee though has the added benefit of having an expert marketing machine behind it, with two decades of experience in muscling in on the market by undercutting literally everyone in it.

The business is actually a partnership between easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Nathan Lowry, the director of Peoples Coffee, who has licensed the easy brand name.
‘With coffee shop prices currently averaging £3 a cup, it is clear consumers have been taken for a ride,’ Lowry said. ‘Although wholesale coffee prices have been falling recently consumers have seen no benefit. easyCoffee plans to make top quality beverages available to everyone at affordable prices.’

Sir Stelios added that the coffee industry had been allowed to elevate prices with ‘no good reason’ and that he was ‘delighted’ to be able to bring London ‘something very simple but yet so difficult to find: a great cup of Italian espresso coffee for just a pound. I think this industry is another example of allowing prices to carry on rising without good reason,’ he said. ‘Three pounds is a lot of money for a paper cup of espresso.’ Amen to that.

easyCoffee plan to roll out a chain of 30 easyCoffee shops over the next 24 to 36 months in stations and on the High Street. Talking optimistically, the coffee shops should pose little threat to the top quality, independent coffee shops whose customers visit them for specialist coffee.

But it looks like Starbucks, Costa et al may have met their match.

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January 2016


January 2016


Frothing up the beverage market

easyCoffee opens for business

easyGroup, the brand licensing company owned by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has approved the opening of easyCoffee, a chain of discount coffee shops offering premium ground coffee at just £1 a cup. 

The first easyCoffee outlet has already opened on the Earls Court underground station forecourt (London SW5), offering a range of soft drinks, hot and cold snacks including freshly made sandwiches as well as cappuccinos, espressos and lattes at just £1 a cup. easyCoffee is the trading name of Peoples Coffee, whose director Nathan Lowry has licensed the brand name from the easyJet founder. 

Peoples Coffee hopes to open a chain of 30 easyCoffee outlets within the next 24-36 months – all offering great value and quality coffee from Italian specialist Lavazza. The company has a team with background in finance and hospitality. 

Nathan said:
“With coffee shop prices currently averaging £3 a cup, it is clear consumers have been taken for a ride. Although wholesale coffee prices have been falling recently consumers have seen no benefit. easyCoffee plans to make top quality beverages available to everyone at affordable prices.” 

Sir Stelios said:
“I am delighted that we are going into business with another young, ambitious entrepreneur like Nathan, in order to bring London something very simple but yet so difficult to find: a great cup of Italian espresso coffee for just a pound. I think this industry is another example of allowing prices to carry on rising wihout good reason. Three pounds is a lot of money for a paper cup of espresso. The strength and name recognition of the “easy” brand will encourage consumers to try it for themselves when in Earls Court.”


NOTES TO EDITORS: 
Food and drink analysts Allegra have valued the UK retail coffee shop market at approximately £8bn, with annual growth of around 10%. There are currently 20,000 stores operating nationwide. 

CONTACT: 
Nathan Lowry: Peoples Coffee
and
Richard Shackleton: Communications Director to Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou