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Barista Training Schools

I'm curious about folks' experiences with these training schools. How does it compare to the on-the-job training you get? (I gotta say, I'v…

Started by Samantha BakoLatest Reply

Economic Crunch: How Will It Affect Our Business?

I would love to hear what you think the repercussions of the economy will mean to the coffee industry. I have my inclinations and will sha…

Started by javaqueenLatest Reply

Independents and Consumer Reactions to Starbucks Closing Stores

I have been talking to a lot of people looking to open a coffee business, or are existing retailers already about the announcement that Sta…

Started by Matt MillettoLatest Reply

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Building it yourself verses hiring professionals

I'm seeing a lot of growth in my area, Vancouver Wa., just north of Portland and much of the time I see people building/remodeling their op…

Started by Brian Millar

1 Nov 29
Reply by Fraser Jamieson

Economic Crunch: How Will It Affect Our Business?

I would love to hear what you think the repercussions of the economy will mean to the coffee industry. I have my inclinations and will sha…

Started by javaqueen

181 Nov 26
Reply by Brian Millar

Bringing business into a hotel coffee shop

Well, hello! I'm a manager of a little coffee shop inside of a hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. We (quite proudly, I may add) serve coff…

Started by Kimberly Carrier

1 Nov 14
Reply by Fraser Jamieson

Help w/ Ordering T-Shirts (advice on Quantities by Size)

We're ordering branded t-shirts for the first time and were looking for advice on how many of each size to buy (XS-XL). I've seen data from…

Started by Eric Spivack

0 Nov 6

Policy and Procedure Check Lists

We are working towards getting our shop open and I want to make sure we are starting off on the right foot by helping our employees clearly…

Started by Danny Tippit

1 Sep 29
Reply by Aurora Myers

full price for first cup, half off or even free sometimes for the next cup!...WHY?!

this has been on my mind for several years, so i'm just going to air it and see where everyone stands.  i'm assuming (uh-oh!) that fellow c…

Started by sage

60 Sep 15
Reply by Fraser Jamieson

What to do about rowdy kids & their moms who allow it...?

So I'm new here and literally signed up just so I can get some advice on this topic. I own an pretty upscale coffee shop & craft beer/…

Started by Alyssa Anders

8 Aug 7
Reply by Dan Coppola

Nut Milk (almond, cashew, soy, etc) - In House Made?

We're wanting to switch to making all of our nut milks in house, as it's a huge growing trend, and when done right, a much better product a…

Started by Chris Hamm

4 Aug 7
Reply by Dan Coppola

Dbl Wall Hot Cups

Any favorite dbl wall hot cups instead of adding sleeves? We go back and forth. Also, favorite customized sleeve company?

Started by V lawhead

2 May 31
Reply by Olivia

Expresso Machine, Coffee maker and Cappucino maker

Hello everyone  Trust you are all having a good Sunday: Need some some insights and suggestions here. I am looking into getting equipment f…

Started by Stephen Oladokun

0 Apr 30

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