Ross began his life in coffee back in 1998, working for Starbucks back when they cared about what they did and the staff they employed which fostered Ross's love for the drink.
After an extended period of time in various customer service roles and IT vocations, he found himself working for Costa where he soon became supervisor of the 13th busiest UK store at the time where he began to long for his own store.
Meanwhile, Jake had worked his way from a Personal Trainer up to senior management where he was running a chain of gyms in the Northwest. Due to cut-backs and poor investment from the Board, staff futures were insecure and Jake began looking for future options of his own.
During the return of a laptop to one of Ross's IT customers, Jake happened to notice the local deli was for sale. After a death in the family, it got the two to thinking. Scouting the county for suitable opportunities, the pair settled upon The Greedy Pig in Kelsall, near Chester, Cheshire.