Today’s Saturday-Supplement-on-a-Wednesday marks a very special occasion: the Coffee Spot is three years old! Well, it will be: on Monday, 28th September it’ll be exactly three years since I launched the Coffee Spot (14.15 on Friday, 28th September 2012 to be precise). This time last year, when The Coffee Spot was two, I’d made 179 posts, covering 113 Coffee Spots in my second year, which had attracted over 84,000 views. This was up from my first year, when I’d made a mere 123 posts, covering 107 Coffee Spots with 31,000 views.
My third year, however, has been even better. Although I’ve made roughly the same number of posts (180, covering 115 Coffee Spots), my third year has seen well over 115,000 views, more than my first two years combined! This success is largely down to you, dear readers. Without you, there would be no point in the Coffee Spot, so to thank you, I’m organising a Coffee Spot birthday party. This will take place on Wednesday, 30th September, two days after the Coffee Spot’s actual third birthday, and will be at the lovely Beany Green, Paddington. Anyone who wants to come is welcome to join me.
Please check the details after the gallery, which contains a summary of the Coffee Spot’s third year.
The whole point of the Coffee Spot is to share the love of great coffee and great places to have coffee. Without you, my readers, there would be no sharing, so without you, it really would be a pointless exercise. So thank you one-and-all, whether you’ve read every single Coffee Spot since the launch or whether you just dip in and out when you feel like it.
To celebrate, I’m going to be holding a party at the lovely Beany Green, Paddington, after work on Wednesday, 30th September, from 5.30 to 7.30. Anyone who wants to is welcome to come along. I apologise to all of you who aren’t in or around London: I’d love to visit my favourite Coffee Spots all over the country (and beyond), but sadly I can’t be in two places at once. If you can’t make it to London, please feel free to have your own birthday celebration on my behalf. Just pop into your favourite Coffee Spot, and have a cup of coffee and, if you must, a slice of cake, and the Coffee Spot will be with you in spirit.
Back to London and the actual party. The lovely people at Beany Green have very kindly agreed to keep the Paddington branch open for the Coffee Spot’s party until 7.30 on Wednesday evening. Please understand that this is a party in a working coffee shop, not a private, closed doors event. Beany Green will be serving their usual range of drinks, so please show your appreciation to them by buying a coffee.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to announce a few special guests over the next day or two, but in the meantime, please put the date in your diaries and come along; it would be lovely to see as many of you as possible. Remember, this is an event for you, my readers; we don’t have to have met before, and it would be great to put some faces to some names/twitter handles.
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