Posts made in June, 2015


It’s crazy to think we were actually considering opening up a coffee shop and learning about making drinks on our machine, “on our own” before opening. I was glad we took our consultant’s advice after meeting with him a couple months ago to take steps to 1) continue to develop our coffee shop vision into our business plan, 2) research more on our market and competition, and 3) get into the coffee industry!...

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Scandinavia has an incredibly rich coffee culture. The Nordic countries actually consume the most coffee globally per capita. Norwegians created the format for the World Barista Championships that are highly esteemed throughout the world. In Swedish, the word “fika” is an actual verb to describe the taking time out of one’s day to enjoy coffee and sweets over conversation. Pausing time to shut out the turmoil and...

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Nordic Coffee Shops After exploring coffee shops in Scotland and England, we continued our journey to Scandinavia, where we met a whole different coffee experience. The Nordic coffee culture integrates coffee as part of the daily life, and values bringing people together over a cup and conversation. There is a high standard for passion, sophistication, and precision over this craft and social art that is obvious throughout the shops...

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Must-See Coffee Shops in the United Kingdom (London & Edinburgh) We just got back from our Northern Europe adventure, where we saw countless beautiful and historically rich places, and visited around 25 to 30 coffee shops! We had previously researched and planned to check out a few well-esteemed ones, but most of them (as there were too many coffee shops to see), we decided to find through locals and barista recommendations. As we...

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