As a pioneer in the UK specialty coffee market since 2006, Taylor St has opened over 60 cafes through partnerships with a FTSE 100 and now a Fortune 500 company. Having raised £1.8m+ in its last Crowdcube campaign, the company is raising again to expand into the growing wholesale and RTD markets.
With over a decade’s experience in specialty coffee and having built one of the most well-loved cafe brands in London and now New York, Taylor St is now expanding into wholesale and ready-to-drink coffee products.
Specialty coffee is going mainstream and quality-conscious customers from all walks of life are demanding better coffee. From hotels to airlines and beyond, specialty coffee is no longer limited to specialty cafes.
As the market shifts, Taylor St aims to lead the charge by partnering with global companies. The first is a global partnership with Sodexo who by cups-sold, is one of the world’s largest coffee retailers - selling c. 1 billion hot beverages annually.
Over the next 5 years, Taylor St expects to open of 100+ branded Taylor St cafes with Sodexo and a further 300 proprietary branded cafes - exclusively serving our coffee. We have the track record for this kind of accelerated scale; our JV coffee brand with Tesco, Harris + Hoole, launched over 50 cafes in 3 years and was awarded the best UK best cafe chain in UK&I three years running.
Furthermore, we are developing a range of RTD coffee products, starting with an innovative and versatile coffee concentrate for both B2B and B2C.
With the valuable support of our crowd of investors, we can mobilise the Sodexo partnership and drive further brand and digital platform development.
Everyone, everywhere deserves great coffee.