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140 Coffee, a true social media cafe in Preston?

Posted on - 31st May, 2009 - 1:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Business
The view inside 140 Coffee on Friargate

The view inside 140 Coffee on Friargate

Had a meeting on Thursday night about covering the Preston Tringe Festival and we met in 140 Coffee on Friargate.

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It used to be called Harbls, and probably numerous other names before that, but it’s been taken over by a new owner and we got chatting with him before we left and he’s got interesting plans for the place.

Instead of just selling you coffee, it also plans to host a range of events and be a true social media cafe – using tools such as twitter, flickr, last fm and wordpress to reach out to the Preston community and create a community around the cafe.

It’s also stocking Orangina (remember that!), selling handmade cards, has a rather relaxed approach to being a library and the owner controls the music playing via a Last FM application on his iPhone.

Franky, the owner, has put a lot of time into doing the place up and establishing a good (free for customers) wireless connection. The place has the feel of a real independent coffee store and the ethos to match in its aims and hopes.

If you fancy a coffee and a place to surf the web, 140 Coffee is the place to go – especially if you’re sick of Cafe Nero, Costa and Starbucks.

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