6 Mistakes to Avoid When You Start a Coffee Business

Anyone who wants to start a coffee business knows entrepreneurship can involve a lot of trial-and-error. But what if we could give you six mistakes to avoid—and save you from having to learn them the hard (and expensive) way?

Texas Coffee School has educated hundreds of people from across the world on how to start a coffee business. We’ve learned from others’ mistakes—and our own—and used them to build processes that work. The topics we’ll cover include:

  1. Location
  2. Barista Training
  3. Shop Layout
  4. Operations
  5. Cost of Goods Sold
  6. Not Having a Drive-Thru (and other missed innovation opportunities)

If you’re ready to learn how to start a coffee shop and bypass common roadblocks,

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How to Provide Excellent Coffee Shop Customer Service

Why is coffee shop customer service important in 2022 and beyond?

In our step-by-step guide for how to start a coffee shop, we emphasize both your business plan—how you’ll delight customers—and your team of employees—who will delight your customers. That’s because customer service can make or break a coffee shop.

We’re living in a post-pandemic world where customers crave both connection and convenience. It’s a paradox between wanting to serve people meaningfully while also meeting their needs quickly.

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