Manchester based duo choose Green Retreats for


Espresso Brewbar in Manchester. After running a mobile coffee business for the last 3 years, Luke & Pete have joined forces to create a new coffee pod concept in the centre of Manchester.

Pete explains the idea behind Grindsmith and why they chose Green Retreats:

“The idea of a coffee shop has been dominated by the big players for the past decade, we wanted an independent coffee shop housed in a stylish yet homely environment.”


“The decision was made to utilise the Pinnacle garden room from Green Retreats after a visit to their factory. The first thing that struck was its appearance, something we hadn’t witnessed in any other design. When stepping inside we could already smell the coffee being brewed, hear the buzz of customers and see everything working together in bringing our vision together. 

The Pinnacle had something different, it had character, the building creates an image and atmosphere that will make it stand out in the market place. We needed simplicity, the coffee shop will be pre fabricated then delivered to location. This had reduced costs, simplified building processes and allowed a quick installation. These were key contributors that allowed us to launch Grindsmith in a newly regenerated area in the centre of Manchester.” 

The “coffee pod” was built in early January 2014 with funding for commercial equipment, décor, signage and advertising being raised through Kickstarter.

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