Independent record label, Stutter & Twitch, have launched a brand-new coffee concept that brings together their greatest passions – music and coffee.
The ‘Caravan of Love’ is now serving up sustainable, artisan coffee; cakes; great tunes and good vibes at The Stamford Quarter in Altrincham.
It has been fitted out with decks, speakers, a vinyl collection for sale, and a coffee machine, creating a little slice of caffeinated-music heaven on Stamford Square.
Their coffee is roasted by Grindsmith and the menu features the full spectrum of specialty brews from an espresso to flat white and everything in between, plus dairy free alternatives.
They’re also serving teas, iced coffee, cold brews and homemade lemonade. Plus cakes courtesy of locally based, Silver Apples Bakery.
There's a 1000+ record collection to browse – with only one customer at a time allowed to do so, with the provision of disposable gloves and sanitiser provided by Stutter & Twitch.
The team are working safely and operating strict COVID-19 procedures – with a 2 meter distance queuing system in place, contactless payments, constant cleansing and sanitising of the site and the provision of antibacterial hand sanitiser for customers too.
Sustainability is key for the Stamford Quarter’s next chapter and this is a huge part of the Stutter & Twitch ethos too. Business owner, Ryan Hayes, who has a background as a musician and producer, is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of Stutter & Twitch.
He works with locally-based suppliers and chooses those that engage in sustainable and ethical practices themselves - like Grindsmith who work directly with coffee producers across the world to pay fairer prices, and other providers like local dairy farmers to supply free range milk.
All packaging is recyclable and owner Ryan even cycles to-and-from work each day to reduce emissions associated with his operation.
Ryan established Stutter and Twitch in 2018, and the brand quickly became a front runner in the live funk and soul scene, working with an impressive roster of established and emerging artists, as well as creating strong club night brands around the country.
It was whilst curating festival stages at the likes of Glasonbury and Kendal Calling that the team were inspired to start their own coffee concept.
Having postponed his Stamford Quarter debut until it was safe to do so, Ryan now feels that his concept is as much a community project as a commercial one:
“We want to bring positivity to the high street at a testing time. We obviously delayed our arrival at Stamford Quarter until we felt it was completely safe to open, and now that time has arrived it feels like we’re a very uplifting addition to the space. Considering the challenging times we're living in, the feedback and community spirit we’ve received from our new customers is incredible. It’s been heartwarming to see people’s reactions to good coffee and uplifting music. It’s the little things that make a big difference.”