We meet Coffeepreneurs® with all kinds of backgrounds. Very few, it turns out, have spent their entire careers in specialty coffee. We’ve worked with teachers, nurses, veterans, artists, attorneys, and more to help them launch a new career aligned to their passions, goals, and unique talents. No matter your background, you’ve likely acquired skills along the way that will transfer to your career as an entrepreneur and coffee shop owner. (We can fill in the rest of the skills you need in our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class.) Here are some common careers from our former students,Continue Reading
As we kick off a new year, we’re forecasting consumer trends that are shaping the future for coffee shops. As Gen Z becomes a bigger market influence, the shape of the specialty coffee industry is changing. There is evidence of this transformation not only in drink menus at local coffee shops, but in bold moves by giants like McDonalds and Chobani or in the success of drive-thru chains like Dutch Bros, or 7 Brew. In this article,Continue Reading
Is It Time to Level Up Your Coffee Shop?
Coffee shop ownership can be an exciting yet arduous journey. And sometimes, you might find yourself itching for growth or needing fresh inspiration. If you’re noticing any of the following “symptoms” of your coffee shop, it might be time to take your coffee shop to the next level:
- Plateau in profits or growth. Maybe your coffee shop thrived in the beginning,
The autumn equinox is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than bringing fall to your coffee shop? Warm coffee and cooler weather will have locals and visitors begging to stop by your cafe. Here are a few fun ways you can greet them this fall.
Add These Fall Coffee Shop Drink Recipes to Your Menu
Pumpkin spice lattes are still around, but they’re less of a craze than before.
If you’re going to invest in a coffee shop business class, it’s a good idea to see what former students have to say about their experience. Many barista training programs or coffee education programs claim their classes will help you open a coffee shop. Can they prove it? Here are a few things to think about as you research the best coffee business courses:
- Which classes are most worth the time, money,