| 27 mins

Episode 72: A conversation with Peter Dore-Smith, The Coffee King of Fitzrovia

On the podcast today, we're catching up with industry legend Peter Dore-Smith - the man behind Fitzrovia's iconic coffee shop, Kaffeine, and one of the early pioneers of the London specialty coffee movement.

In this insightful conversation, Peter tells the story of how he started Kaffeine, shares his people-centric approach to hiring, and why delivering genuine hospitality within his local community is the driving force behind his business.

Credits music: "Fortunately" by Scott Krokoff in collaboration with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective

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Peter Dore-Smith

Peter Dore-Smith

Founder and Director, Kaffeine

Peter Dore-Smith founded London’s iconic independent café brand, Kaffeine, in 2009 in Fitzrovia and opened a second location in 2015. Dore-Smith is a seasoned hospitality professional and has over 30 years’ experience across café operations, management, F&B, training and development, staffing and recruitment.
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