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Help build on our current success and expand to open a second store in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Help build on our current success and expand to open a second store in Newcastle Upon Tyne
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6 years ago I took a small amount of money I'd received from a recent redundancy and with a lot of hard work we made a success of Flat Caps Coffee. Not only do we have a great little coffee shop we have a reputation that spans the UK and maybe even the rest of the world for serving great coffee.

Its now time to grow and offer more from our service. Our current location has its pros and cons. We're in a very secretive little hide away that once you know about it you can sneak away from the rest of the world for a delicious coffee. However we don't have control of our own opening hours which means we can't offer the full range of services that we'd like mainly training facilities.

We'd like to expand and open a second shop, serving up coffee in our own unique way that we have learned over the years with the added service of earlier and later opening times while also offering superb training facilities. 

This is one step in a much larger plan to help put Newcastle on the map in the coffee world. We've already got some great establishments but I think its time now that we started really showing the rest of the UK what we're made of up here in the North.

Joe

Risks and challenges

The success of Flat Caps Coffee has been heavily reliant on myself, Joe, being the life and soul of the business. By growing I will need to learn the skill of passing on my knowledge and passion on to staff who have a real willingness to be the best.
I relish this challenge, already training baristas to a very high standard. I think, if anything, having a range of styles, attitudes and personalities will strengthen the Flat Caps brand for quality.
Running a business always has its risks but I've learned from the ground up by starting my business from scratch by myself. I am now confident that if we can achieve the backing of our customers to open our second store we will make a success of that shop too. It won't be easy but one thing I'm not scared of is hard work, we will make it happen.

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    There's no limit on amount here, for every pound you pledge in this reward you'll receive £2 to spend on coffee at either of the Flat Caps stores. What better way to celebrate supporting the project than to drink our delicious coffee. Bear in mind the tokens received will only be valid in 2016. So pledge as much as you like but tokens will have to be used by the new year. (Used for Coffee beverages only)

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    There's no limit on amount here, for every pound you pledge in this reward you'll receive £2 to spend on coffee at either of the Flat Caps stores. What better way to celebrate supporting the project than to drink our delicious coffee. You'll have 6 months from the date the second store opens to use them up so buy wisely. Pledge as much as you like.(Used for Coffee beverages only)

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    Christmas Card List

    Receive our world famous personalised Christmas cards to your door, what better way to be a friend of Flat Caps than to be on our Christmas card list.

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    Personalised Northern Coffee Guide

    We were recently included in the Northern Coffee Guide along with the other top coffee shops in the North of England. Receive a personalised copy with thank you message.

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    Personalised Newcastle Cook Book

    We were recently included in the Newcastle Cook Book, receive a personalised copy with thank you message.

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    T-Shirt

    High quality Flat Caps T with logo on the chest, nothing garish, we do things classy here. ;)

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    Bag of Work Shop Coffee Beans (250g)

    Work Shop Coffee, one of the UK's premier coffee roasters and our main roaster for Flat Caps has agreed to do a one off, special roast of a yet unreleased bean. It will have a collaborative Flat Caps/workshop label and will be packaged in there beautiful delivery boxes.

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    Launch Party

    Be one of the lucky few to first see the new store at our launch party event. Drinks and nibbles will be complimentary.

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    £25 Bundle

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    Latte Art Class

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to pour a heart or a swan on your coffee? learn the technique and practise with expertly made coffee.

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    Sensory Coffee Experience

    Learn and taste what makes coffee taste the way it does and how to detect those subtle differences whether it be from process, roasting style or brew method.

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    Name a table

    Many of you will know at the original Flat Caps Coffee the tables are named after close family members. Put your name or that of a loved one on a table at the new store.

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    Name On The Wall

    Due to the huge success and popularity of naming the tables we've decided to give you the chance to get your name or that of a loved one on the wall. £50

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    £50 Bundle

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    Home Brewing Class

    Learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee at home. Techniques and advice on how to ensure great coffee every time.

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    Beginners Barista Course

    Learn the basics of Barista skills in the new store with Joe.

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    £100 Bundle

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    Intermediate Barista Course

    Learn advanced techniques on Barista skills in the new store with Joe.

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    Master Barista Course

    One on one coaching from Joe on Barista skills, advanced and tailored coaching to the Baristas specific needs.

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    One Year Membership

    One year membership, get first invites to events which you will attend for free and a VIP invite to the launch party. Free coffee for the year at either of the Flat Caps Coffee stores. (free coffee for the named member only)

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    Two Year Membership

    Same as one year membership but for twice as long...that's two years of not paying for coffee at Flat Caps.

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    Three Year Membership

    Same as the one year membership but for three times as long...thats three years of not paying for coffee at Flat Caps.

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    Five Year Membership

    Same as the one year membership for for 5 times as long. we have big plans over the next 5 years and you'll be there every step of the way.

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    Life Time Membership

    Membership for life. This means no matter how many shops we open and how many events we create you'll be able to drink coffee and attend for free.

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