Thinking of starting a coffee shop or cafe?

want to learn everything you need to know.



- Training Course : one day course that covers everything you will need to know to start & run your own coffee shop or cafe.

- Starter Pack : Or just buy our starter pack of checklists, templates, contracts & documents to get you started.

Thank you very much for spending time with us yesterday we both thoroughly enjoyed the course. The course was was very insightful and inspiring and has urged us even greater to do as it says in your final slide. ‘make it happen’. Thank you also for being so open about the figures that are set to be involved that really was very helpful

Will & Kay

starting a coffee shop hints & tips

December 5, 2010

How to start a coffee shop

This blog will give you help and guidance on how to start a coffee shop. All these notes are taken directly from my experience of starting […]
January 24, 2018

Are you cut out for running a coffee shop?

The dream of owning a coffee shop or cafe is a strong one for lots of people but are you cut out for the realities of […]
December 8, 2017
Cup of coffee cost price

Profit in a cup of Coffee

December 5, 2017
Strada AV

Espresso Machine

La Marzocco Strada AV After a lot of testing and trying out new machines we have decided to go for the 3-Group La Marzocco Strada AV. […]
November 26, 2017

Taking a coffee shop Cashless

It wasn’t too long ago that the majority of payments in a coffee shop were made by cash but contactless changed that. Since it’s introduction it’s […]
July 19, 2015
iPad shopwave

iPad till Comparison

We have been using Aireus on our iPads as a till system for the last couple of years. At the point we decided to move to […]
June 17, 2012

Why are commercial landlords all to***ers?

I have rented offices before with previous businesses and always found the landlords bearable, not great but bearable. I expected landlords of retail space to be […]
September 24, 2011

Birmingham Coffee Scene part 3

Another independent coffee/cafe closed its doors this week: “The 90 Day Cafe”. It opened in Sept 2010 so lasted a year, which was much longer than […]
July 10, 2010

How do you evaluate a potential coffee shop location?

The following is the way we evaluate locations at Urban Coffee: 1- complete a footfall survey So you get a clipboard and you stand outside the […]
July 7, 2010

Location Location Location

Its an over used adage but its an important one in the coffee business. The first thing to note is people are lazy, they will often […]