Sandows

Journal

When Sam and Frideswide aren't working at Hourglass Cafe, they’re running Kroket (www.kroket.co). Operating from a mobile food truck, Kroket specialises in french croquettes, serving them up with house pickles, homemade mayos, and flavoured salts. Unlike Spanish potato croquettes, French-style croquettes made from a pure béchamel sauce base, making them oozy, cheesy, and melty.  We sat down with Sam to find out how their side hustle was born, why he thinks keeping upbeat is important for success, and the challenge of working at their first festival. 

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Barista trainer at Speciality Coffee Training Academy, Well Grounded, Aashifa Hussain has harnessed her skills in coffee and channelled them into a side hustle with a difference: The Kore Directive. We sat down with her to discuss how she’s got to where she is, her top tips for keeping the plates spinning, and why she believes it’s all about being committed to your community.

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Flora Grosvenor-Stevenson balances illustration and design with a job at Thoughtfully Café, Liverpool. We asked her about what drives her passion, her tips for balancing illustration with a job in coffee, and why she thinks it’s important to ask for help if you need it. 

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Good & Proper Tea started with a 1974 Citroen Van, 372 Kickstarter backers, and a vision to bring back real tea to the streets of London. Now Emilie and the Good & Proper team have a flagship ‘London Tea Bar’ in Farringdon that dishes up Assams, Oolongs and a whole lot more. They even stock a few cold brew cans just in case you're desperate for that coffee kick!

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