Cafepoint LLP's success in the office coffee market place lies in our fanatical obsession with quality, our business model dictates the way in which we operate in our chosen market.
We constantly review and measure current market trends in order to make sure our packages provide the right solutions for each of our individual customers. We recognise that all our customers have different requirements, so we look to present a bespoke "one stop shop" offering just for them.
Our approach to doing business has enabled us to make both our potential customers and competitors aware of who we are, this is growing our standing in the office coffee market place.
Recent new business success has come from customers that are seeking out companies with a more flexible approach to doing business, they appear to be moving away from the traditional coffee vending companies, because they still adopt old style business models based on a vended cup of coffee with generic beans and machines.
In order to get the best coffee quality out of our range of professional coffee machines, we have formed personal relationships with coffee roasters all over Europe, this is what makes Cafepoint LLP so unique.
We have found like-minded people that want to blend the beans specifically to meet our customers’ requirements. At Cafepoint we view it like wine tasting except we are brewing coffee.
We have become very adept at what is good and what we don't care for. Our customer care and sales specialists are adamant about only accepting the best for our customers. The lengths to which we go to get all round quality are strenuous.
Our customers tend to want to provide their employees with machines that give them “Coffee Bar” quality fresh beans and fresh milk drinks in their workplace, which are easy to use and more importantly you do not need to be a trained “Barista” to make a cappuccino or latte.
We only recommend machines that are of modern design, whisper quiet ceramic grinders, which are ideal for today’s open plan office space. The range of drink options, give our clients the same range of drinks they would expect to find in the high street. The automatic cleaning routines are easy for the DIY offices.
Cafepoint LLP organise machine trials and coffee tasting.
Cafepoint are proud of their prestigious portfolio of clients, such as, the Institute of Directors, The Arts Council, Allianz Insurance, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The London Land Mark building, The Shard and many major event venues - Newbury Racecourse being one of them.
Gary Lewis, Sales Director of Cafepoint LLP says, we only "work” with service focused professional machine manufacturers that have machines with the most up to date technological advancements and back-up support to match, this gives us the edge over our rivals and in turn has enabled Cafepoint LLP to build a vast prestigious portfolio of well-known large corporate customers across all business sectors.
At Cafepoint we take pride in our local community and regularly participate in charity and fundraising events.
Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest fundraising event. Every year across the UK, members of the business and technology sectors sleep outside overnight to raise funds for Action for Children projects and services, supporting vulnerable children and young people.
In 2015 along with Misys, Cafepoint provided hot refreshments to the fundraisers throughout the night, serving in excess of 1000 hot drinks. The event was a total success raising much needed funds and awareness for a great charity.
Cafepoint is proud to be responsible towards our stakeholders- internal and external. As part of our sustainable approach, we have introduced a range of certified and sustainable products. Our service commitment: We'll work with you throughout our relationship in providing an excellent service and value for money.
Cafepoint offers tea products that support the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), The ETP is a non-commercial organisation that brings together many of the largest tea producers in a commitment to providing tea that is ethically sourced as well as providing fair conditions for workers on their estates. We currently provide Twinnings and Birchall teas amongst other teas. These teas support the ETP and help countries in Africa and Asia.
ETP members buy tea only from estates that are included in the initiative. The initiative covers more than 60 brands of tea sold across 40 countries.
ETP is using independent monitors to check that conditions on tea estates meet or exceed local laws, trade union agreements and some international standards.
As of 2005, ETP had monitored just over half the estates supplying its members in seven tea-producing regions: North India, Indonesia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
It has improved conditions for tea workers and their families by:
ETP is also encouraging use of renewable energy sources (such as eucalyptus instead of coal) to dry tea and has planted 100,000 trees.
Go to www.ethicalteapartnership.org to find out more.
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms meet standards for sustainable farming that protect the environment and the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.The Rainforest Alliance certification is a guarantee that the product is sustainably produced. For more information, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.
Fairtrade is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fairtrade sets out to tackle poverty and empower producers in developing countries. For producers Fairtrade means prices that aim to cover the costs of sustainable production, an additional Fairtrade Premium, advance credit, longer term trade relationships, and decent working conditions for hired labour. The Fairtrade certification is your independent guarantee that the product has been certified in accordance with international Fairtrade Standards. For more information, visit www.fairtrade.net.