If you love coffee and wish to open a coffee shop there are a few things that you need to seriously consider in order to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance to succeed. Take a look at a few helpful tips and hints that we’ve put together below and you’ll see that it is achievable to open a coffee shop and be a success. All you need to do is be careful with your hiring of employees, source your coffee machines and coffee beans well, and have a fun time with whatever you choose to do! The rest will fall into place with hard work and a dedication to the craft.
So, what should you do as a new coffee shop owner?
Choose Your Location Wisely
Your choice of location will determine how likely you are to experience passing trade. Think creatively and constructively about your choice of location (or desired location as you might not have too much choice) as you have to consider competitors, and whether you want just passing trade or regulars to be able to park close by etc. There are a multitude of concerns with a choice of coffee shop location.
Hire a Trained Barista
Be sure to hire at least one person with experience as a trained barista. Even if they cannot work most of the time at your shop, they will be able to pass on invaluable tips on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Having a trained barista raises the standards immediately and boosts your reputation as a coffee shop in the know. A barista will know all the tricks of the trade and you’ll soon find that your customers will return again and again, as well as spread positive comments about your service and quality coffee.
Source Quality Ingredients and Machinery
As much as a barista can offer you that next level expertise that would otherwise be lacking, in terms of delivering coffee, a coffee shop is only as good as the ingredients and tools used. Finding a good quality source for both coffee and machinery to be used on-site is vital, as it allows you to demonstrate that you only want the best for your customers. The better the source of ingredients and tools, the higher the standard of quality delivered as a final product.
You’ve got into the coffee business because you love the product right? So why not enjoy the entire process. From meeting with coffee producers if you get the chance, to sourcing exciting coffee ingredients and supplements, working out how to use modern coffee machinery and building a team of like-minded hard workers, it is a joy to watch a business grow through hard work and dedication and your coffee shop will be better for you working with a smile on your face.
Once you have taken on board these tips, the dream of opening a coffee shop and making it a success can seem that little bit closer. Stick to your guns, be persistent and work hard at achieving your coffee shop goals. With the right choices you can make it a success