New Stamford coffee shop is a family affair

New Stamford cafe, Humble Pi.  From left, owner Adam Earl, with mum Helen, sister Sophie and brother Brad.'Photo: MSMP240413-023ow
New Stamford cafe, Humble Pi. From left, owner Adam Earl, with mum Helen, sister Sophie and brother Brad.'Photo: MSMP240413-023ow
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A young businessman has achieved his dream of opening up his own cafe - and has recruited his family to help run it.

Adam Earl, 22, of Masterton Road, Stamford, began serving at Humble Pi, in Silver Lane, on Wednesday last week.

Adam, a business analyst at Cummins Generator Technologies, has been planning to open a cafe for several years and saw the perfect opportunity when the former Beans Coffee Stop premises became available.

He said: “I wanted to do it in Stamford and the building came up as I was about ready to open.

“It’s something I have been interested in doing for a while.”

Adam managed to find staff for his new business straight away, employing his mother, sister and brother to run the cafe.

Adam added: “I like the idea of a family business. The artwork in the shop has been painted by mother and grandfather, with some more coming from my brother.

“The whole place was decorated by my family. There were three generations in here working.”

Adam has also added a few personal touches to make Humble Pi stand out from the plethora of coffee shops in Stamford.

He said: “We bake all our food in the shop. All our beans come from one of the UK’s best coffee roasters.

“This is a family cafe and we want to focus on service.”

Adam’s main focus is getting the name of his business out there. He added: “Everyone who has been in so far has been positive.

“I have done a lot of planning and have looked into this a lot.

“I know what we are doing is the right thing.”