Grindsmith started out as a mobile coffee van and grew its business to now include: an ecopod at Greengate Square, an outlet at Deansgate and an outlet at MediaCityUK.
Its MediaCityUK outlet had opened for business just two days prior to my visit.
The kitchen was closed so I had a well-extracted espresso and admired the venue’s stain glass window depicting coffee’s origin story beneath Grindsmith’s dodecagram star logo.
I met Dave, Sanna, Jamie and Max all working at the venue and told them about what I was doing. I received for the assemblage an animal likeness of Mike, sketched by Sanna. Poor Mike had turned up to work with a black eye.
I also received a Grindsmith coffee mug bearing its dodecagram logo design.
Max then wrote on the frame for me to go see Dan at Pavé Coffee, have an espresso on him and ride on Pavé’s red bicycle.