South Africans shake up the London coffee industry

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CafePod, a South African venture in London, was launched only five years ago to sell pods for coffee machines, in competition with global market leader Nespresso.

CafePod, a South African venture in London, was launched only five years ago to sell pods for coffee machines, in competition with global market leader Nespresso.

LONDON - Two South African businessmen are changing the coffee industry in the UK.

Brent Hadfield and Peter Grainger are the owners of CafePod which was launched in London five years ago. Cafepod sells pods for coffee machines and they are nowcompeting with market leader Nespresso.

“I guess the initial niche for us was offering consumers something different,” says Brent.

CafePod has turned into a multi-million rand business and is growing fast.
 

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