Food and drink New Product Development

How launch ready are you?

We have been there, done that so that you can get to wear the T-shirt

HOW MANY BEANS? offer food entrepreneurs and businesses tailormade support through training workshops, mentoring and coaching.

The goal of our team of experts is to transfer their real life experience in New Product Development and equip you and your team with the skills and tools to grow your business.

Weekend Markets

Maecenas mollis vehicula nibh, ac pretium quam consectetur et. Ut semper.

Produce Subscriptions

Nam molestie lectus vitae ipsum dapibus, nec volutpat purus posuere. Nullam semper turpis

Restaurant Supply

Proin id velit vestibulum, finibus lacus id, porttitor nisi. Maecenas nunc odio, egestas in tempor ac.


Thought to Fork flowchart

"Thought to Fork" Academy

A three day interactive workshop covering all aspects of a successful product launch.
Face to face or Online

Thought to Fork flowchart

NPD 101

A four hour interactive workshop covering the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of New Product Development. Face to face or Online

Thought to Fork flowchart

Topic Specific Training

Topic specific webinars e.g. Creating a HACCP plan, Basics of project management, Basics of nutrition and labelling.

Thought to Fork flowchart

Tailored Training and Support

Tailored to your needs, we can provide training, coaching or project specific on location support.

Who are we?

How Many Beans is a team of expert food and drink practitioners with more than 100 years experience of the industry including new product development, business growth and capability building gained at all levels from Director to co founder. Read more about the How Many Beans team

What do our clients say?

“Ian helped me prepare my pitch for Ocado and now we are live”

Tina Chen

Chief Tea Officer and Founder, HumaniTea

“Challenged our thinking and gave us useful and practical experience on how too move our business forward…”.

Sofia & Ian Warlow

Founders , Greka Foods Ltd

Articles & Free Resources

Order size vs Batch size

Order size vs Batch size

Sizing your batch to match order quantities can reduce wasteA small jam producer had perfected their recipe for artisanal jam. They knew exactly what quantities of raw material to buy for a batch. A batch would make a multiple of 12 jars. Everything would work...

Costing in the real world

Costing in the real world

Hobby or Entrepreneurial Business? Costings will show you which one you haveCosting a product in your home kitchen should be easy, but is it? All the elements of making your product are there in front of you but… My mother in law made pies in our kitchen for a local...

Ingredient Lead Times

Ingredient Lead Times

Making assumptions about lead times can come at a cost.So here you are, recipe done, packaging done, ingredients identified and tested, shelf life completed, product sold in! You are approaching your first production run with confidence. What could possibly go wrong!...


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about how we can help you. Please fill in your details below, and one of our team will aim to respond to you within three working days. We really look forward to hearing from you!

12 + 4 =

About Our Products

Trusted Organic Farm Food

Maecenas varius scelerisque tempus. Pellentesque volutpat, quam et molestie tempus, nulla nunc rhoncus lectus, et ultricies lorem libero in dui. Morbi a lorem mollis, laoreet ex a, euismod ex.

How It Works

Learn More About Our Process

Curabitur aliquam leo vel porttitor suscipit. Mauris non sem pellentesque, ultricies lorem sit amet, ornare massa.
1. Cultivate

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

2. Harvest

Mauris tincidunt dui ac mi vestibulum, a malesuada urna eleifend. Aliquam erat volutpat.

3. Deliver

Donec ac ultrices velit. Phasellus facilisis nunc sit amet aliquam elementum. Cras nec molestie justo.

Special Offer

Get 25% off on Your First Basket

Praesent in purus et lectus vulputate placerat ac ut purus. Donec dictum porttitor metus, et elementum ipsum finibus et.

Stay In Contact

Nullam lacinia diam at nisl malesuada, sed porta arcu lobortis. Cras vel augue quis turpis scelerisque placerat vel quis nisi. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus.


1234 Divi St. #1000, San Francisco, CA 94220


(255) 352-6258