8 days? Can you push the opening back another week?
The reason I ask this is because you really need a bit of time to work out systems and processes - especially if you're attempting to implement a completely new brewing method that you haven't worked with before. Give yourself some time to learn and work out the kinks so that when you do open, you're technique will be spot on and you'll be serving the best quality coffee possible to your guests. It'll go a long way for your reputation and following.
I've got a new shop that's tentatively scheduled to open on October 1st. Still hiring new baristas and training them, but I'm not sure if they'll be up to speed by October 1st. So, even though it's burning a hole in my pocket with continued expenses, it's not worth it to open unless we're ready to make a positive statement on our community.
My partner is suggesting to stick with the current roaster and the Curtis grinder brewer that's in place for now. The roaster is, well, pretty low quality.
We are buying an existing business and the closing is 31st. Can't push it back. So our choice now is to serve sub-par coffee until pour over is in place, or start with new and hope that the learning curve will be fast.
Jay Caragay said: