I'm sat writing this early in the morning. I can see a slice of the city through the window of my kitchen/living room. There are lots and lots of cranes hovering over new and half constructed building sites. The city is growing every day.

With it is the need for, not just more but better coffee. It's changed since I started coming to Manchester about 7 or 8 years ago. A handful of places back then doing what we love doing really well, getting amazing coffee to more people.

Now more and more people want to learn, have a need to know more about the beans they brew and why they taste great compared to the other stuff they used to buy.

It's exciting to be into a project 6 months and see a noticeable shift in the way people approach the product you work so hard on.

Good work Manchester, we'll be looking forward to seeing what's in store for the next few years