My introduction to Cafeology was back in 2014 whilst I was studying at Sheffield Hallam University. In search of a part time job, I applied to work at Cafeology’s first retail “pod” in Decathlon’s Sheffield branch. One of Cafeology’s coffee producers, Francisco Herrera, Head of ASOAPA in Colombia was due to open the pod. This was an exciting time for Cafeology and part of the 10 year anniversary plans.
Throughout my time working in the pod, I improved my barista skills and grew a passion for working with coffee. This was a fantastic part time job for me which fitted round my studies at University. With the pod only having room for one worker, After a very enjoyable 2 years, In 2016, I came to the end of my course, graduated and moved back down to the South of England.
6 years later, I am now back living in the Steel City and working for Cafeology HQ. Naturally, I was interested in what the situation was with the coffee pod - was it still owned by Cafeology? Does it still exist? Do we still supply coffee?
I was delighted to be informed that the pod had been acquired by a small independent company called So Grounded. Cafeology still supply the pod with coffee but the ownership and management has been handed over to Daisy, owner of local independent operator So Grounded.
When I saw a delivery was going out to the pod, I offered to hand deliver it and introduce myself. It was nice to see my old workplace and notice the subtle changes since I was behind the kiosk. Daisy offers a friendly face serving our fresh coffee, hot chocolate and iced frappes to customers of Decathlon and passers-by. They also offer a range of hot food, sandwiches and serve a great selection of snacks and drinks to grab and go.
With seating both inside and out, free parking (just type in your reg plate inside) and city centre location, So Grounded offers a warm cosy environment to enjoy a cup of coffee.
I enjoyed meeting Daisy and going back to my roots in the coffee industry. She even let me loose on the coffee machine to check if I hadn’t lost my touch and take some photos.
So, if you are in Sheffield city centre and you need your Cafeology fix, why not head over to So Grounded coffee pod in Decathlon. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
So Grounded is located at Decathlon,199 Eyre St, Sheffield S1 3HU. opening times which are :
Mon-Fri 9.30 am - 5pm
Saturday 9 am -5pm
Sunday 10.30 am- 3.30 pm