The business has many admirers and is regularly viewed as the #1 destination for coffee across each of its locations.
In 2006, Coffee #1 Bishopston was voted Best in the South West by the Beverage Service Association - in the industry equivalent of the Oscars. This was followed in 2007 by Coffee #1 Chepstow which was voted Best in Wales.
Coffee #1 was 39th Fastest Growing Business In Wales in 2007.
The company uses fairtrade, organic products across its range.
'We're Planning a Huge Party' CONFESSIONS OF... a Coffee Shop Entrepreneur Former Investment Banker James Shapland, 35, from Radyr, Cardiff, Is the Founder of Coffee #1, Which Now Has 15 Outlets across South Wales and the South West and Was Recently Named Coffee Bar Chain of the Year for the Second Time Running at the Cafe Society Awards in London
Apr 07, 2011; Q How does it feel to have won this award two years in a row? A It feels great. The biggest enemy you can have in business is...