I will be opening a small coffee shop in England. We will be heavily focused on producing great coffee ( Synesso Cyncra + Anfim Super Caimano combo) and we are going to use beans from one of the best roasters in England.
I make espresso based drinks at home for myself. I've read lots on the internet and bought many books on the subject of coffee and coffee.business BUT I have never worked in a coffee shop before.
My aim is simple : To make the best coffee in the town. Sooo the questions is "Shall I hire an experienced Barista from the beginning " or I train myself and all the other beginners and hope we get to a decent standard in a few months?
The shop is due to open in about 4-5 weeks.
As usual, thanks for all responses in advance.
"I'd also point out that the internet and "coffee" books are FULL of useless and often wrong information"
The same could be said of hiring a barista when you yourself do not know how to discern what is useful and right information.