Posts made in January, 2016


Looking for a retail space for your coffee shop, or other business, is quite a process. How do you decide if a place has potential? How do you narrow down your selection? I’ve broken down the top ten criteria for choosing a retail space to help in your search, and give you an idea of important considerations even before you begin. Choosing Retail Space As you’re looking at locations, analyze them according to criteria that...

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I don’t know about you, but we were so excited to get started and look for a spot for our coffee shop that we went the very week we decided upon the idea. We really knew nothing at the time and still are learning, but at this point have more of a plan on how to go about looking for retail space, and what to be looking for. Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with basic terms and have your business plan, it’s time...

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I’ve already introduced my current favorite brewing method- the V60 Pourover. Today we feature the AeroPress, which has been Ernest’s favorite for a while. What does he not like about this thing… it’s super simple, easy to use and clean, travel-able, and once you know how you like it, can make a delicious cup without being super precise (bringing out the scale, timer, calculator, and whatnot). The Aeropress is...

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We’ve spent all summer coming up with our vision, business plan, name (more on that later!), learning coffee, and getting our ducks in a row to open up a coffee shop. We want to be diligent in these things as much as we can, but some things are harder to control than others– such as finding a location! We’ve been on this step back and forth for months, and for a while were close on signing a lease, but it fell...

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