Every month I’ll be meeting local legends who run their businesses so I can share their stories with you for inspiration.
Today I took my two year old date into Newbury to meet the charismatic Pedro and Susanna who run @harrisoncoffee_uk
(rated 1 in town for coffee by @tripadvisor
and Emma from @b_the_lifestyle_shop
- A lady with fab taste!).
The couple hail from Chile and moved here as Pedro’s great grandfather was British (hence the name Harrison’s) and found Newbury fitted the bill for their new venture - a bustling market town offering good opportunities for an independent business. They opened in February and have built a strong local following. Social media, and in particular Instagram has worked particularly well to build awareness as customers love to share their pictures with friends but it’s also a tool to build good business connections. Susanna looks after their IG account and in my opinion has a great eye as she captures life in the shop and ‘The Harrison’s Way’ of making a great coffee ☕️ (swipe 👉🏻)
Businesses like this are really special and important for our local economy as they are also support other independent businesses. Here you’ll find the coffee from @theroastingpartyuk
Winchester, the chocolates are handmade from @cocoa_bens
and pastries are from loyally based @honestygroup
- the mint tea is grown in the shop and lunch is prepared fresh. It’s all about quality ingredients here.
I really hope you like their story and make it out of Parkway to the clock tower. If you live further afield and love a good coffee post - check out @harrisoncoffee_uk
💗☕️🧡 #locallegends #socialberks