We use a pour over bar at the coffee shop I'm a barista in, and it's very popular. Every few orders is a pour over... especially when our house brew isn't something the costumer wants, we can do a personal cup for them of their coffee choice. As long as they are done correctly, it's a great idea. Baristas can tend to be inconsistent, and sometimes the water temperature isn't monitored enough for the specific coffee they're using.
But people love it, and once they can taste the difference, they start to ask for the pour over no matter what, even if it's the same coffee we have on drip. We charge the same amount, though.
My question to you would be what would be your reaction coming into my shops when you saw the pour-over bar with Beehouse, Hario and Clever brew options already there! :)
Yes we charge more versus house coffee for iindividually brewed just for you which usually includes a minimum of three SO choices depending on which location. (Roastery coffeehouse usually more like a dozen or so choices:) Though actually at the roastery coffeehouse we don't charge more, because we do exactly zero pre-brewed.
While Pour-over bars are labor intensive and really take more skill than many believe or put into them, they can readily lead to more bags sales too, more so than espresso brewing. And sales of pour-overs and filters themselves.
Back to my idea.... is it a good one? How would you feel if someone approached you with something like this (given you didn't already have a set up)
Truthfully? Most likely response "take a hike kid" and go open your own place then run it the way you want don't try and tell me how to run mine.
Expect rejection. ANY form of outside sales (which is what you'll be doing) can expect a huge number of rejections for every sale. The ratio depends on your skill as a salesman.
If you feel strongly go for it, you don't need our (my) approval. No guts no glory.
Alex Stoffregen said:Back to my idea.... is it a good one? How would you feel if someone approached you with something like this (given you didn't already have a set up)