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About the Cafe Society

The Café Society is an organisation dedicated to promoting the development of the café environment in the UK and to encouraging high standards in all aspects of the business – from coffee and tea making to service.

The Society not only aims to bring this diverse industry more closely together, but also encourages good practice and provides representation for the industry as well as collective marketing opportunities for members.

The Market

The Café Society defines its market as including all operations which offer coffee (or tea) in an atmosphere and environment befitting today’s lifestyles.


The Café Society is run by Food, Events & Things (FEAT) Ltd, an independent Secretariat that also runs the British Sandwich Association, The Event Services Association and The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association.

The primary aims of The Café Society are:

  • To promote good quality standards in terms of both beverage making and the café environment in which products are sold.
  • To safeguard the integrity of the café market by encouraging technical excellence in beverage making and encouraging those in the industry to uphold good standards.
  • To encourage excellence and innovation in the café market.
  • To represent the interests of the market with Government (both national and local) and other bodies in a position to influence the market.
  • To provide a source of information on the café market for members, the media and others in a position to influence opinions.
  • To positively promote the café environment and market, members and quality beverage making, to the consumer.
  • To provide mechanisms for increasing knowledge and understanding in the Café market, particularly through the publication of a regular news magazine and website about the industry.