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How to Open a Coffee Shop in 2021: Our Top Posts

This year, we shared more knowledge than ever before on how to open a coffee shop. We’ve helped hundreds of students successfully launch their own coffee shop businesses! If you are an aspiring coffee shop owner, our blog can be a helpful resource to you on your journey. Check out these highlights from our Top Posts of 2021 to kickstart your new year of learning.

Table of Contents:

  • Find the Right Barista Training Course or Business Class
  • Adopt an Entrepreneur’s Mindset
  • Understand Coffee Shop Management and Finances
  • Avoid Common Mistakes
  • Create a Loyal Following and Market Your Coffee Shop
  • Create a Unique Concept and Have a Purpose

Find the Right Barista Training Course or Business Class

As coffee educators,

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Coffee Shop Design Rules

How do I design a coffee shop? 

Dreaming up a coffee shop design is one of the most anticipated steps in the opening process. Many small business owners feel that the design process is where they can leave their personal stamp. It’s where their coffee shop concept comes to life. 

The way a coffee shop looks and feels is important. But there’s so much more to coffee shop design than mid-century furniture and exposed brick walls.

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A Coffee Business With a Cause: Kind Cafe

We’re all familiar with the “pay it forward” concept–when the person ahead of you in line buys your cup of coffee. That $4 gesture can make your morning a little brighter and your smile a little bigger. There’s plenty of other ways to improve the lives of people around you, and it often starts with simply being kind. Megan Harden and Alex Pikul, cousins and Texas Coffee School Coffeepreneurs®, built their entire coffee business on this idea: introducing Fairhope,

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Support Independent Coffee Shops this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, gingerbread, peppermint, and one specific coffee chain’s annual holiday cups. But for many Coffeepreneurs® and their independent coffee shops, the holidays are different. This is a time to focus on serving local neighborhoods, building community, and planning for another year of business. 

Independent coffee shop owners are hard at work this time of year. They’re planning seasonal menus, confronting staffing challenges, and joining in community events. This holiday season,

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Tips for Successful Coffee Shop Management

The Importance of Effective Coffee Shop Management

We specialize in teaching our students how to open successful coffee shops. Of course, while every step from idea to opening can support the long term success of your coffee business, most of our students hope to thrive for decades *beyond* their initial launch. That’s where strategic coffee shop management comes in. 

Effective coffee shop management can ensure your business is thriving day to day,

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