Clifton coffee shop closes after eight years due to cost of living

Customers of the popular coffee venue have taken to social media to express their sadness at the news
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A popular coffee shop in Clifton has blamed spiralling costs for having to close its doors permanently.

Tradewind Espresso on Whiteladies Road has shut after eight years. In a message posted on social media, the owners said “due to the current cost of living crisis, it is no longer possible to keep the business running. Thank you for your support throughout the years”.

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Tradewind Espresso started life as a mobile coffee business serving drinks from a converted Citroen van prior to opening the Whiteladies Road site in 2015.

Three years later, it was bought by the London-based Department of Coffee & Social Affairs but it continued to serve Bristol-roasted coffee supplied by Roasted Rituals.

A popular spot with locals, Tradewind Espresso customers reacted to the news with sadness, many posting messages on social media.

Kendra Futcher said: “So sorry to read this; best coffee on Whiteladies by a long way”.

The owners of Tradewind Espresso have blamed the cost of living crisis for its demiseThe owners of Tradewind Espresso have blamed the cost of living crisis for its demise
The owners of Tradewind Espresso have blamed the cost of living crisis for its demise
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Rachel Harty commented: “Absolutely gutted to hear this. So sorry that the government isn’t doing more to support incredible businesses like yours. Best coffee in Bristol.”

Tradewind Espresso regular Cara Bamford said: “I’m so sorry to see you go. Such a special place, amazing coffee, amazing food. You’ll be missed.”

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