We’ve been reaching out to some of our favourite coffee shops. First in line was Mec Coffee in Cardiff which has been on our list for a while. They’ve been using our Hot Chocolate Shaker to make their incredible hot chocolate for some months now. We thought it was about time we checked in to see how they were getting on, and if they agree that hot chocolate really is better shaken, not stirred.
Dani works in Sales & Marketing and asked Will, the manager of Mec Coffee, some questions about the coffee shop, the coffee, the staff and of course, how they’re getting on with their shakers in a busy café.
Dani: Tell us all about you and your coffee shop - how did it all start and what inspired you to do what you do?
Will: Mec was set up by three close friends with a shared love of coffee. Our aim was to bring the best possible coffee to the already rich coffee scene of Cardiff. Will, the manager has been running coffee shops since 2011, Luke is the editor of Standart magazine, a specialty coffee magazine with a global readership, and Sabine is doing a PHD in Anthropology focusing on specialty coffee in Brazil... so we’re pretty into coffee.
Dani: How did you hear about The Chocolate Society and our Hot Chocolate Shaker?
Will: Eddie at Round Hill Roastery recommended you guys to us, we were relieved to have a recommendation from such a trusted source!
Dani: How have you found the shaker and how do your customers react to it?Will: People usually react in a kind of “what are you doing with that cocktail shaker?!” way. Often seeing one be made sparks interest in it and people order one, so I often find making one hot chocolate leads to making two or three!
Dani: What’s the best creation you’ve made with your shaker? (for yourself or for a customer!)
Will: I really like the dark chocolate with Oatly Barista oat milk. It’s really creamy and delicious and the slight ‘oaty’ taste works well with the dark chocolate.
Dani: Do you agree that hot chocolate should be shaken, not stirred?
You can find Mec Coffee on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:
- Insta: @mec.coffee
- Facebook: @mec.cardiff
- Twitter: @meccoffeeltd
If you run a busy café and think the shaker could work for you – drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01963 824366.
All images courtesy of Mec Coffee