Michigan Coffee Connection


Michigan Coffee Connection

A spot to say "hello" and reminisce about snow, lakes and rivers, roadkill, The Motor-City, the UP, Trolls, Fudgies, beaches, canoe trips, corn mazes, cider-mills, cherry orchards, I-96, 75 and 69. You get the picture. I know you are out there.

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Michigan Style Espresso

Started by Kurt Stauffer. Last reply by Kurt Stauffer Aug 12, 2009. 13 Replies

Buying Local

Started by Chris Hooton. Last reply by Chris Hooton Aug 8, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by teresa pilarz on February 27, 2010 at 10:44am
Where's your retail location going to be Kurt?
Comment by Kurt Stauffer on February 27, 2010 at 10:35am
Jack that's awesome! Great to hear. We started construction on our retail location. Hopefully we can expect a visit from you. Maybe I'll see you in Milwaukee?
Comment by teresa pilarz on February 26, 2010 at 3:47pm
Anyone here heading to Coffee Fest Meadowlands? Wondering what if anything is going on in the evenings. Not sure it could beat the party at Metropolis last yr, but hey!
Comment by The Beat Cafe on January 29, 2010 at 4:18pm
Needed one Part time Barista
Comment by Kurt Stauffer on November 3, 2009 at 6:57am
I'm tired of all the bad news out there. Success stories wanted! Got one?
Comment by Wendy Robison on November 3, 2009 at 6:34am
Hello, fellow coffee-loving Michiganders! I work for a company in Ann Arbor that provides services to indies that they may not be able to afford to do on their own, such as loyalty and gift card programs. It's my dream to one day own a coffee shop. I look forward to getting to know you all! :)
Comment by The Beat Cafe on September 12, 2009 at 2:36pm
Hello All Coffee Lovers! And No offense to anyone, but my Espresso is one of the best on earth..I know you do not believe me come and give it a try, please befroe you say nay.
Also we are in need of a partime Barista for vacation relief and maybe more.
Comment by Kurt Stauffer on July 15, 2009 at 10:32pm
Yeah Teresa, you are right. My idea isn't too clearly expressed. I think my coffee is the best in Michigan and competes with anyone's in the industry and so we charge accordingly. But, feeling sympathetic about our economic state and also trying to learn something about the economics of quality lead me to throw it out there. If quality can sell for $3 or $4 per drink, does that mean it would sell better, worse or the same at a lower price? Is there a real economy for quality or are there different rules that apply? If exceptional is $4 and really good is $1 would people go for the really good or the exceptional? Thanks for the good feedback.
Comment by teresa pilarz on July 15, 2009 at 8:41pm
Is it really "snooty" or quality? Although I don't have a retail spot yet, I make better brew at home than most of the shops in my area 'cause of the effort I've put into learning about coffee, and I plan to charge prices to reflect it. Once u start discounting, u'r competing w/ the big box stores... a losing proposition. But, Kurt maybe u were thinking of this only as a special event incentive...so to entertain the question, I think a 2 buck latte would attract many and be a great bargain. Not enough espresso drinkers to make that worthwhile...JMHO. Namaste.
Comment by Kurt Stauffer on July 14, 2009 at 8:33pm
In light of our Nation leading unemployment rate, snooty coffee seems a little out of touch. What price point for a basic coffee menu would be too good to pass up? Espresso for 50 cents? Latte for $1? Please tell me what you think.

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