Brent Hadfield: CaféPod
The Nespresso-compatible capsule producer bringing “high quality espresso home”
Brent Hadfield, 32
Brent Hadfield, along with his co-founder, Peter Grainger, had a simple vision – “to make good strong coffee” and knowing the importance of a good cup of coffee to a coffee lover’s day, the duo are on a mission to bring “high quality espresso home”.
CaféPod sells high quality capsules for Nespresso machines, and produces its own strength graded single origin and mixed blend coffees. The company is all about quality control, claiming to taste test from source to finish and bringing together “the best of nature and technology” for the “perfect coffee”. Capsules can be purchased online, as well as at major retail chains including Waitrose, Tesco and Selfridges.
Backed by £3m of investor funding, the company is projecting turnover of £4m for the coming year and has made strong progress internationally since launching in 2012. When you’re exporting as far abroad as Russia, Kuwait and Hong Kong – to name a few – you’re clearly doing something right with your coffee.