Blockchain has the potential to completely democratize and transform the coffee industry with new levels of transparency. For the first time, farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers can be fully aware of their coffee’s journey – and that’s important to us.
Run by long-time food industry veteran Rebecca Perry-Mathews, Mrs Underwood does simple, well. There’s an impressive cabinet of freshly-baked delights, a small menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients and, well, exceptional coffee (if we do say so ourselves).
When The Little Marionette’s founder, Ed Cutcliffe, decided to start up in London, he realised that the coffee culture would be quite different from ours back in Australia. Luckily, two of his co-workers, Kirby Sinclair and Wesley Cusick, had moved to London to train, play and coach squash. During their time there, they found they couldn’t get a decent coffee anywhere.
Australia’s coffee culture is world-renowned, and rightly so. Recent years have seen a huge focus on sustainability and the environment – which is awesome and something we fully support at The Little Marionette – but who should be footing the bill for this in a low-margin industry?