Why B.E. anything else?

Published: Tuesday 14th November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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B.E. Coffee is a brand new coffee spot located right next to Hull Minster. We caught up with owner and coffee enthusiast, Joe Crampton, to find out more.

Congrats on launching today! What inspired you to open a coffee shop?

I’ve worked in the industry for over five years, but only for larger companies. I decided it was time to go out on my own, as I much prefer the independent scene.

I love working and interacting with customers and providing them with top-of-the-line service. When I left my previous job, I wanted to stay in this line of work.

Luckily, everything I needed to open up B.E. Coffee seemed to fall into place at the same time. I had met with Matt Pearson of River City Coffee and he introduced me to Charlie and Georgia Allenby of Allenby Commercial. A space at Hideout Hotel was available for a coffee shop and all of our ideas for the venture linked up pretty well.

So what can we expect when we visit?

We have all of the classic drinks you would expect, made with the excellent River City Coffee Santos bean. As we progress, more beans will be brought in, so that customers can choose a lighter or darker roast.

We also have V60 and Aeropress coffee available. The whole range of teas will be supplied by Marion Ring, who runs The Tea Shop in Trinity Market.

Cakes are provided by Sugar ‘n’ Spice, run by Judy Newlove in Paragon Arcade and Cottingham, as well as treats from Cocoa Chocolatier.

In the future, we hope to serve delicious sandwiches and savoury bites too.

What makes B.E. Coffee stand out from other coffee shops in the area?

Its beautiful location in the Old Town is perfect for people looking for a grab-and-go coffee on the way to and from work, or if they’re seeking a new setting for meetings. It’s ideal for those wanting to move slightly away from the town centre and relax for a couple of hours.

I also believe B.E. Coffee will provide the best service to each and every person who walks through our door. I want to start hosting as many events as possible; I’m open to all varieties across the arts. So if any musicians, poets or comedians want to perform, please come check out our space and we’ll see what we can do.

What, in your opinion, makes a good cup of coffee?

Quality beans and then pride and passion for the job you are doing. Care and attention to every aspect that goes into making a great cup. There’s little point in having a brilliant roaster like River City Coffee if the cup is then let down by bad habits.

I also strive to make it to the customer’s preference, so if people like their coffee a certain way, that’s what makes it an enjoyable cup for them.

In a year’s time, what do you hope B.E. Coffee will have become?

A prominent name for great coffee and service in Hull. I also want to be able to expand and go mobile with the business, taking it to some of the events we have in the local area. I would love it to become established as a place to see many of the talented people in the area perform.

Pop into B.E. Coffee the next time you’re down North Church Side in Hull city centre. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Published: Tuesday 14th November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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