Anne Newton Chamber CEO, “We are delighted to have organised this official opening of Kiss the Hippo Richmond by MP Zac Goldsmith. We welcome businesses who choose to invest their time and capital into Richmond upon Thames and are honoured Kiss the Hippo selected Richmond as their HQ. “
Zac Goldsmith: "It was an honour to officially open Kiss the Hippo Coffee, which is not only a model of sustainability in the sector, it produces some of the best coffee I have ever tasted.”
Can Eren, founder of Kiss the Hippo Coffee:
“We are very grateful to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for arranging to have Zac Goldsmith MP to cut the ribbon for us today as we mark the official opening of our first cafe. Kiss the Hippo was founded on the belief that great coffee is best enjoyed in beautiful spaces and with wonderful people. That's why we decided to base Kiss the Hippo in Richmond: its tranquil beauty and warm, welcoming community fully encapsulates our brand's core values.
As a brand that is dedicated to promoting excellence and artistry in coffee, Kiss the Hippo is extremely proud to call itself home to the 2019 UK Barista Champions. It was a great honor to represent Richmond, London, and the UK as a whole at the 2019 Barista World Championships last month, and one that we hope to repeat in the future.
We would like to extend our thanks to Anne Newton of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Zac Goldsmith MP; to all the businesses who attended today; and to the town of Richmond upon Thames as a whole. Thank you for giving us your support, and for making us feel like integral members of the community.”
Photo copyright Backbone Productions- L2R Anne Newton, Kiss the Hippo Director Alex Damgaci, Director, Zac Goldsmith MP, Kiss the Hippo Founder and Director Can Eren