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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

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starting a coffee shop or cafe 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 […]
December 5, 2010

Staffing your coffee shop – how many Baristas?

Staff will be one of your biggest costs if not the biggest and therefore you must carefully control your spend. The good news is unlike the […]
October 24, 2010

Designing the layout for your coffee shop

I have watched independent coffee shop owners go out and spend ten’s of thousands on consultants to design their new shop. Some of them look pretty […]
September 4, 2010

Coffee Roasters

You will need to find a good coffee roaster to supply you, we suggest you go directly to a roaster rather than a middle man. Try […]
September 4, 2010

Coffee Cups

Coffee cups are NOT a last minute decision they are an important part of the look and feel of your place. Make sure you spend some […]
July 10, 2010

How do you negotiate for a Coffee shop location?

Well firstly we knew nothing about commercial leases before we started looking and we kind of just picked it up along the way. You could use […]
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 […]
July 7, 2010

Choosing the look feel of your coffee shop

So the first job when thinking about starting a coffee shop is what do you want its look and feel to be. If you wanted to […]
July 7, 2010

Do you have the beans for coffee?

Lots of people dream of opening up their own cafe or coffee shop, they imagine this idilic life dealing with great food, great drinks and great […]
July 7, 2010

Choosing the look feel of your coffee shop

So the first job when thinking about starting a coffee shop is what do you want its look and feel to be. If you wanted to […]
July 7, 2010

Do you have the beans for coffee?

Lots of people dream of opening up their own cafe or coffee shop, they imagine this idilic life dealing with great food, great drinks and great […]