As a budding entrepreneur who dreams of their coffee shop becoming as big as a Starbucks or Costa Coffee, you’ll be keen to get every single detail of your business correct. You would have had ideas and inspiration flowing through your head as you look to piece them altogether, but bringing your dreams into a reality can prove difficult and often enough, a lack of planning and structure can result in disaster for your new cafe.…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on November 13, 2019 at 6:53am — No Comments
When you think of the Algarve, you probably think of white stretches of sand, crystal blue ocean and never-ending sunshine. However, Portugal, like most other Southern Europe countries, prides itself on its espresso. Cafes, and coffee, in particular, is a huge part of the Portuguese way of life and this passion goes well beyond a small cup of coffee. Instead, the flavour and quality of Portuguese coffee is now believed to be…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on October 25, 2019 at 1:03am — No Comments
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and, thanks to the high levels of natural antioxidants and nutrients, it is actually quite a healthy drink. In the UK, it is estimated that 2.1 billion cups of coffee are drank outside of the home and the good news is that our huge caffeine intake does come with some health benefits.
According to recent research, if you drink 2 cups of coffee a day,…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on October 18, 2019 at 1:06am — No Comments
Starting your own coffee shop business can be an exciting venture. With the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee seeing huge amounts of success, it’s probably considered a great business to start up. Let’s face it, everyone needs a morning fix too! Whilst it’s exciting to think about all the coffee you could potentially sell, it’s important to remember the legal aspect of the business too. Here’s a legal checklist that you need to consider before you start to…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on October 17, 2019 at 7:39am — No Comments
Going for an interview in a formal meeting room can come across rather intimidating and many employers are coming to terms with how uneasy it can make an interviewee. Particularly with first stage interviews, the birth of coffee shop interviews have come to light in recent years as an alternative setting for hiring managers. It helps ease the candidate into the process and helps their nerves to be controlled.…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on September 30, 2019 at 2:33am — No Comments
Eco-friendly is a big trend at the moment as more and more small local businesses look to do their bit for the environment and be more attractive to their customers. You might think that being in the hospitality sector doesn’t give a great space for your business to be eco-friendly, but surprisingly, here are 5 ways you can make your coffee business more eco-friendly if you own one yourself.
Added by Jamie Costello on August 21, 2019 at 8:54am — No Comments
Having an independent coffee shop can be quite a challenge. To think, you’re coming up with the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee for starters! However, with the right location, attractive design and great tasting coffee you could be set for a road of success. What you need to make sure you do is ensure that the word gets out about your coffee shop and your marketing is done correctly. Here are 5 marketing strategies that you should consider when opening up…Continue
Added by Jamie Costello on August 14, 2019 at 4:01am — No Comments