Journal

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Zest Training Coffee Social Enterprise Barista Hustle

A note on the power of investing in our people: We Are Zest is a social enterprise committed to solving employment barriers and providing work …

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We had our second foray this weekend at the St. Andrews Rose & Thistle Makers Market, which is on every 2nd Saturday of the month. …

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At We Are Zest, we are passionate about getting that perfect cuppa into your mug and our own. Looking at specialty coffee can be an …

The Coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the ways in which businesses operate and how individuals go about their daily lives. Operation of coffee and food …

Covid-19 has brought a daily sense of uncertainty—not knowing when statistics, cases, or vaccine rates might jump or dip has left us all expecting the …

Everyone has personal struggles and barriers they face, whether in employment, education-access, physical ability, et al. I happen to be lucky enough to both attend …

2020 has been a hard year for everyone, especially those working in the service sector who cannot work at home from their laptop, like our …

Award-winning St Andrews social enterprise café Zest is reopening for takeaway on Thursday (April 15) with an even more inclusive welcome thanks to its latest …

With August already here, 2016 is no longer new. Here in Zest we hit the ground running with our refit & rebrand in January, and …

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month which aims to promote awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others, and how to …

A special thank you to the St. Andrews’ In Focus magazine for publishing the following article written by Zest manager, Lindsay Harger. An Introduction to …

If you love drinking teas and coffees, then I hope you will learn something new from our list of 9 interesting facts all serious tea and …

A special thank you to the St. Andrews’ In Focus magazine for publishing the following article written by Zest owner, Lisa Cathro. Artisan coffee The …

The intense 10 day coffee course in Holland is coming to an end for Johny and Lisa. It has been 10 days of study, stress, …

In October, the Zest team was excited to take part in a sign language workshop led by the lovely, David J Johnston who came to us from …

Not everybody knows, but Zest has a very different approach to employment. Inclusiveness is the key word in a philosophy which seeks give opportunity to …

Lynsey Mitchell is a smart and hard working young woman from Fife and Zest has benefited immensely from her thanks to the Fife Youth Job …

How do you define disability? This was the opening question at the Disability Awareness Training for the Zest staff on 25 June, 2014. The training …

If vegans don’t eat animal products, how do they get all of the essential nutrients that are typically found in animal products? With a little …

It was a gloomy and rainy Friday in April and five of us Zest staff were gearing up to sleep outside. Zest had committed to …

With a plethora of coffee shops in St. Andrews, it may be difficult to choose where to go to get good coffee. There are local …

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Did you know, in Scotland we have 53,000 Young People, not in work, education or training. Did you know, 50% of school leavers don’t go …