Developing Good Employees

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Once you’ve hired the right person, how do you develop them into a good employee? There are some basic philosophies about  Management Skills that all coffee shop owners need to understand. Skip Ahead: The Strong-Arm Style of Management Doesn’t Work There is nothing wrong with becoming a friend to your employees, but at the same time […]

Investing In Your Baristas: Hiring & Training A Great Team


For all of you shop owners and managers out there, it is important to understand the responsibilities of coffee shop hiring – ie. finding a great barista, a great supervisor, or manager to work in your operation. Your employees will be making all of your beverages and food items. You must hire people who share […]

So You’re Opening a Coffee Shop…

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Start-Up Timeline and Checklist for a New Retail Coffee Business Starting a new business takes time, careful planning, and budgeting. Just figuring out where to begin can be a daunting task! We’ve put together a rough timeline for those looking to take their first steps in opening your specialty coffee shop: Coffee Workshops and barista […]