How To Start Your Own Coffee Business

Just like any type of business, establishing your own coffee shop may require a bit of planning and preparation. True, coffee shops may seem like an attractive business opportunity to get into, but success will depend on each step that you take.

Going blindly into a new coffee shop business venture can usually end up in failure. If you long for long term success, effective planning and preparation is essential. Here are some tips that that may be able to help you out.

Coffee Shop Business Plan

The first step that you should take is to prepare a feasible business plan. You should be able to map out what you want your intended coffee shop should become. You must make sure that you include in your business plan the direction that you want to take your coffee shop business.

It should also be able to enumerate the steps that you will be taking in order to get there. Your business plan should also include sound estimates such as the projected expenses involved in putting up such a business as well as the projected volume of business required to keep your new business venture afloat.

Once you have formulated a sound business plan, the next step for you would be to find a good location for your future coffee shop. Location is everything when it comes to business. It will be a big factor in the success and failure of any business. A good location would be somewhere that the usual coffee drinker frequents.

Malls may provide an attractive location for a coffee shop, but may cost you a lot when it comes to rent. You might also be able to find ideal locations in areas where there seems to be a high traffic of people going about. Try to check out corner rental properties which are the most ideal location for a coffee shop. Location will also depend on the type of customers that you would want to attract. You should also put this into consideration when looking for a suitable location.

Now that you have taken care of your business plan and have found a good location for your coffee shop business, you may now need to plan and prepare the layout for your shop and the ambiance that you want to create. Try also to come up with a great menu that you think will attract customers.

Aim to provide good customer service by formulating an effective operational system to apply on running your coffee shop. Try to prepare in the hiring of an excellent staff for your coffee shop. You should also prepare a marketing strategy to effectively introduce your business to your potential customers.

By: Jennifer Seaton

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Kopi Luwak

This is the most expensive specialty coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $1500 USD per pound, mainly in Japan and the United States. Why is it so expensive? Because it is a little eccentric, and there is only a little bit of it, made in certain parts of Indonesia and the Philippines. Worldwide, only about 1000 pounds are being sold each year.

Kopi (Indonesian for “coffee”) + Luwak (Indonesian name for the palm civit)

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Some people can’t get through a day without coffee. As a host, having the right coffee maker for visitors is a necessity. Coffee is also a wonderful conversation starter and makes your home smell good in a comfortable, familiar kind of way. Who doesn’t love to smell a good cup of coffee brewing? Read the rest of this entry

Why buy Bunn coffee maker parts to replace it, when it does not cost much to purchase a new machine? This would be your most common response if you inquired about replacement parts.

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Green Tea Health Benefits

Green tea has many health benefits

Green tea is known to have many health benefits. The Chinese have known this for a long time, and they have been using it to treat everything from headaches to depression.

Some of the know health benefits of drinking green teas include:

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