Independent coffee roaster The Split Screen Coffee Company is celebrating its first year operating within the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington.
The coffee company, which was founded by Canadian Jenn Walker in 2015, originally operated as a mobile café from its classic VW campervan before supplying its May’s House Blend coffee to the museum’s café – Parker’s Yard.
Now running Parker’s Yard as a commercial enterprise, The Split Screen has gone from strength to strength over the past year after getting its alcohol license, hosting a successful Christmas event, being a part of the much-loved Ruddington Market and most recently hosting well-known anti-fast fashion event, The Big Swap Shop.
Its food and drink menu has also evolved, making the most of the season, and its summer menu includes its selection of House Blend coffee, iced coffees, Caesar, Greek and Fattoush salads, soup, toasted sandwiches, desserts and pastries.
Jennifer said: “Starting The Split Screen was a massive learning curve for me, I remember going to our first food and drink festival as total newbies and arriving late because our water jug had leaked and soaked the engine which is housed in the back of the camper.
“After the work was completed at Parker’s Yard the museum manager asked if we would like to supply the café with our coffee blend and then I was asked if I was able to start in the café and run it. And we haven’t looked back since!
“The museum is a destination it its own right, but we have been able to make the most of visitors and key events – some of which we’ve been packed. I’m thrilled to be a part of the museum and generally making it through our first year of business in the middle of an economic storm – thank you to all our customers for their support.
“We really pride ourselves on being a good employer, for people of all ages, and treating staff fairly. The Split Screen Co is a great place for people to work and we’re always open to hearing from those looking for a new role.