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Starting a Coffee Shop

Started by Stephen Oladokun Jan 26, 2017. 0 Replies

HelloMy name is Stephen. I am very new to this site and this is my first discussion. Hope I ma posting in the right area.I am fairly new to the whole coffee all things coffee;  the only think I knew…Continue

Origin Trip to my farm in Dota, Costa Rica in January 2015

Started by Matias Zeledon Sep 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello, everybody!  Here is something to consider if you agree with me that business is getting tougher by the day:  You need to get ahead of your competition. We are once again working on our Origin…Continue

Tags: to, earth, farm, down, rica

Employee Manual

Started by Michael Canton. Last reply by sandy hughes Feb 8, 2014. 4 Replies

I'm opening in November and want to make sure my employees know exactly what is expected of them from the first day we open. Do any owners/managers have an employee handbook that they use/trust? Not…Continue

Two Group or 3? What are the defining factors?

Started by Dav. Last reply by Mike McGinness Nov 8, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi All, I've been collating information for my coffee shop (still a few months away). I have to decide whether to go for a 2 group or a 3 three group. When looking at the literature, the 2 groups…Continue

POS System

Started by clint newlan. Last reply by Michael B. Oct 16, 2011. 11 Replies

I'm looking for a POS system for a cafe, any thoughts on pro's and con's of what's out there?

Web Shopping Carts: Shopify or Custom?

Started by David Myers. Last reply by Matias Zeledon Aug 26, 2011. 1 Reply

For those of you selling on-line, are you using a custom built cart, an off the rack cart, or one of the cloud based carts like Shopify? We are looking at cost/customization vs. monthly fees in…Continue

Trip to origin in Dota/Costa Rica

Started by Matias Zeledon Aug 1, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello, fellow coffee shop owners! I would like to invite you to our Coffee Course, from Seed to Green in Dota/Costa Rica. The course is 7 days long, from Sunday to Saturday, and is totally hands on,…Continue

Tags: rica, dota, costa, course, origin

Mazzer Robur conical burrs

Started by Paul Tostberg. Last reply by Flavia Celidonio Pogliani Oct 30, 2010. 1 Reply

What the usefull life of a set of Mazzer Robur conical burrs? I was told it was 1,600 lbs. but just replaced them after 1,200 lbs. due to typical signs of burr fatigue. A bit disappointing but mainly…Continue

Measuring Syrups

Started by Sue Harnly. Last reply by Jordan Jed Oct 29, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi all,I would appreciate any information or opinions my fellow coffee mates have regarding measuring syrups for espresso drinks. I use Torani syrups and have used the pumps but didnt find them very…Continue

How To Handle Snobbish Coffee Shop Employees- Amusing!

Started by Ken Idskou. Last reply by christopher myers Jul 4, 2010. 8 Replies

The following is an article (author unknown) from that I found to be humorous.  You may not find it to be that way.  Oh well. How To Handle…Continue

Tags: espresso, latte, employess, shop, coffee

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Comment by BIGBOY on January 19, 2009 at 2:30am
I would like to say a big Hello to all my coffee brothers and sisters!
I'm from Mi. and own 2 coffee shops.
I found this website on one of my insomnia nights.
The website is beautiful! :)
Comment by Alan Jones on December 3, 2008 at 9:49pm
It is always fascinating to sit and observe what makes the best coffee shop, it is not just the coffee but the whole experience. Some interesting and valuable information at
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Comment by Tina Putman on September 1, 2008 at 7:02am
Is there any place on here to sell a coffee shop?
Comment by Jeff Nicholson on August 6, 2008 at 8:45am
I am in the beginning stage of research to open up a coffee drive-thru. I do not want to open a franchise, I want to be able to mold my shop the way I see best. Any suggestion on where to get information from start to finish.
Comment by Jeff Wax on July 18, 2008 at 11:18am
Looking to start a new business. Throwing the net out to the members wondering if anyone knows of an existing coffee cafe for sale at a reasonable price on the west coast preferably the Seattle area.
Comment by Steve on July 15, 2008 at 11:07pm
I too am 4 months away from opening my new coffee house, the nerves are kicking and the butterflys are swirling in my stomach. I'd love to assume that business will be plentiful but I have to plan for mediocre at best. I look forward to every minute having my OWN coffee house!!!
Comment by Holly Josey on July 12, 2008 at 10:06am
Anybody out there located in San Francisco or Carmel? Will be in your area this week and would like to pop in for a visit.
Comment by Walt Geminn on June 25, 2008 at 2:35pm
sabrina. We wrap our pastries (brownies etc) in plastic wrap and move them to the cold side of the display case (or fridge) at night. that helps but they usually dont last more than a day or two anyhow. if they last longer than that, try a different pastry because they arent selling.
Comment by Peter Tam on May 5, 2008 at 10:14pm
Is everyone happy with the quality of their coffee drinks? Is everything going on well with their cafes?

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