Saturday, 9 July 2016

A little bit random

Well, here we are in the middle of July and it's supposed to be summer. In the pursuit of garden inspiration, Dr Bean had a very nice day out at the RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show and it was certainly educational. We learnt that we have a very long way to go with our garden and a lot more planting to do if we are to have the bee-attracting-pimms-sipping idyll that we aspire to, but hey-ho, the weekly input from Monty Don will help us get there.

Whilst at the show, it was good to see the stand belonging to Rachel Dein, a botanical artist in plaster and concrete and who's work we have long admired. Take a look at her site, it's lovely work.

Friday, 8 April 2016

New Barista Aprons

Well, it's the beginning of April and just about time to emerge from our winter hibernation.
The Liberty / Sailcloth bags have been selling really well, along with plenty of Lavender Bags, which will make an appearance one day in the online shop.
Also, we have been working on a new project for some friends over at Island Roasted, who asked if we would like to make some aprons for the hard-working, great-coffee-producing staff in Cafe Isola, here on the Island, in Newport. 
Great, we thought; an ideal opportunity to combine our love of all-things-coffee with our love of making things. So, here we are - the first glimpse of the Dr Bean Apron. More colours to follow.



Friday, 23 October 2015

Liberty / Sailcloth Bags online

We've just put a few Sailcloth / Liberty Tana Lawn reversible bags in the online shop. Yes, we know it's taken a while. . . 
Some are made from actual-slightly-salty old sails, others from crispy-crunchy white sail fabric. The Tana Lawn is also treated to make it more durable.






Monday, 17 August 2015

Garlic Festival 2015


We made a return to the Garlic Festival this weekend, having been absent for a couple of years. We're pleased to report that it seems as busy as ever. Fortunately, we missed the torrential rain of Thursday and Friday and the weather was just right; not too hot, a bit breezy and perfect for coffee sales, with Iced Coffees on Sunday.
We were next door to the delightful St. Valentines Licorice stand, which is always really popular. 

Next stop Bestival!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Bembridge Fun Weekend

Dr Bean's had a great weekend at this event -  fine weather, a busy harbour and lovely people. We hope you enjoyed the coffee. Next year we'll remember the croissants. . 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dr Bean's Bags on Etsy

We now have an Etsy Shop - currently featuring a small, select range of lavender bags. Made with our favourite Liberty Tana Lawn fabric and sent out in our own unique style of packaging.
We hope to add to the small, select range in the future.
But, in the meantime, take a look, here.