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Posted At: 02 December 2011 14:35 PM
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Brains, a Welsh brewing company, is not necessarily the first name that springs to your mind when considering the proliferation of coffee shops on the High Street, but it seems that the good people at Brains have applied their mind to development opportunities and made a wise investment.

Coffee #1 is not necessarily the first name that springs to your mind when considering a cup of coffee on the High Street but believe me, they know their beans. To their regular customers it’s no surprise they won the 2011 Café Society “Best UK Coffee Chain” award. Maybe that’s why Brains decided Coffee #1 was a good investment opportunity. With a reported turnover of £5m and a store opening programme of two or three per year, the Welsh coffee house has expanded since first opening in Cardiff in 2001, to a chain of 15 outlets in Wales and the South-West.

Under the guiding hand of James Shapland, with a lively website, a good presence on the social networking scene, a very loyal customer base, and now the investment of a multi-million pound solid British company, Coffee #1 will be a force to be reckoned with on the UK High Street.

Not being based in the right area of the country, the SnapShop team has not had the pleasure of Coffee #1 yet, but we like what we’ve heard and we know where to go when we’re next out west.

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