Paul Swanson
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  • Chicago, IL
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SCAA Event - can I copy your notes?

Started Feb 28, 2015 0 Replies

I will be attending the SCAA annual convention this April. I would like to get the most out of the lectures and workshops, but because I'm coming from Chicago it's too expensive to bring other…Continue

Store temperature and thermostat settings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Mar 17, 2012. 6 Replies

It's only March 15th and already I've had to turn on the air conditioning at my store. I'm involved in a debate with some baristas about how warm/cold the store should be kept. I want the air…Continue

About to take the plunge....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deferio Jun 22, 2011. 7 Replies

I announced at work this morning that I am going to leave my job the beginning of August in order to pursue my dream of opening a socially conscious coffee shop. It's exciting and I have done lots of…Continue

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How do I write a business plan's financial statement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher myers May 10, 2010. 9 Replies

I am writing the business plan for a coffee shop, but I don't know what to do about the financial statements.  Where can I go to get help on writing them?  More specifically I have questions like -…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee shop owner, coffee roaster, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Chicago, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
Newport Coffee House was established in 1992 and quickly earned a reputation for great tasting coffee from around the world roasted on site.
About Me:
I am the fourth owner of Newport Coffee House. I've been in the industry for 7 years (1 year at an independent shop, 3 years at Starbucks, and 3 years at Newport). I've been roasting coffee as a hobby since 2005 and professionally since 2012 when I purchased my store.

I plan to grow my from a single store to having five locations as well as increase my wholesale business.

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