If you live in and around the Lees area and want somewhere new to get your cup of coffee, then it’s your lucky day. On Tuesday 3rd January 2017, Coles Cake & Coffee will be opening and to much surprise, it will allow you to use the digital currency Bitcoin to pay for your items.

The shop which will be located on Lees High Street will provide the villagers of Lees with something new and different in comparison to what already exists in the area. After sitting down and speaking with the owner, Martin, it was clear from the first moment that he just has a love and passion for food. This mentality is something he wants to be consistent throughout the business as he explained that he will “handpick employees who represent the shop in the right way”.

Martin, who is from Oldham has previous experience in sales and has always wanted to open a cake and coffee shop since completing a youth training scheme in catering and puts his love for cooking down to his mother being a “fantastic cook”. However “the situation had never been right until now and if he didn’t take this opportunity then he would never do it”. The shop aims to supply its’ customers with an incredibly friendly atmosphere to accompany the wonderful food and drink that they have to offer. Not only will you be able to purchase cake and coffee, the shop will also sell sandwiches, pies and sausage rolls.

 

 

What makes the shop unique though is that it will accept the virtual currency Bitcoin, making it the first place in the area to allow this method of payment. So, what exactly is this currency, Bitcoin? According to Google, the Bitcoin is ‘a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds’. If Coles’ choice to accept this newly founded currency proves to be successful, it could see other establishments in the area follow in their footsteps.

For more information about Bitcoin visit this page – bitcoin.org/en/faq

The shop hopes to run a promotion throughout the first week to coincide with the launch and after hearing the passion and enthusiasm that the owner has for his new venture, I certainly will be popping in for a latte and I hope that the people of Lees will be willing to try something new and do the same.

Coles Cake & Coffee can be found at 93, Lees High Street, Oldham, OL4 4LY.

Follow Coles Cake & Coffee on Twitter – @colescakecoffee

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