It is with regret we have to let you know that Eljays44, the publishing company behind The Blend, have decided to cease publication of the magazine and the event, as part of their strategy to streamline the business and focus on their core work within the landscaping sector.
Eljays44, the publishing company of The Blend has decided that due to an increase in print and postal costs, it can no longer sustain the increasing financial pressures that the magazine is putting on the company.
It’s been a pleasure to get to know the industry over the past year or so, and to say that we are devastated that this decision had to be made is an understatement. We’ve been lucky enough to sit in some of the top coffee houses in the UK and converse with some lovely people who have had absolutely no issue with sharing their knowledge and passion with us.
We would like to wish everyone in the industry enormous success for the future, and we will be watching from afar as the independent speciality coffee shop market grows and grows before overtaking the chains as the preferred destinations for a daily cup of coffee.
So, for now, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send in contributions or meet with us, those who picked up an issue and read it, purchased advertising space or contacted us on social media with the lovely comments we’ve received. Who knows, our paths may cross again in the future.
Joe, Abbie, Max, Michelle and Craig
AKA The Blend Team