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How to Write a Coffee Shop Business Plan

How to Write a Coffee Shop Business Plan

In the first part of this series, we explored the 'why' behind your coffee shop dream. Now, it's time to turn that dream into a tangible and well-defined plan. A well-crafted business plan is your roadmap. It's a document that demonstrates your preparedness to potential investors, helps refine your vision, and serves as a valuable guide as your coffee shop takes shape. While it may seem daunting, let's break down those key sections step-by-step and create a plan that reflects both your passion and a clear-headed strategy.
How to Start or Open a Coffee Shop - A Beginner's Guide

How to Start or Open a Coffee Shop - A Beginner's Guide

Imagine transforming your love of coffee into a fulfilling career. Imagine yourself crafting the perfect espresso, curating a welcoming atmosphere, and becoming an integral part of your community. Opening a coffee shop is an exciting adventure, but it requires careful planning and a sprinkle of 'something special'. Let's dive into how you can bring your coffee shop dreams to life!
Holiday Gift Guide for The Coffee Lovers in Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide for The Coffee Lovers in Your Life

  We wholeheartedly believe that coffee will forever be one of the greatest gifts to give and receive. It brings people together, creates communit...
Same Great Coffees, Brand New Look!

Same Great Coffees, Brand New Look!

Beginning on 09/19/2023 you’ll notice some updates to our longstanding label design. It’s our goal that these refinements bring you the same inform...
Brewing Success: How Specialty Coffee Fundraising Transforms Organizations

Brewing Success: How Specialty Coffee Fundraising Transforms Organizations

Specialty coffee isn't just a beverage; it's a movement. From single-origin beans to expertly balanced blends, the coffee landscape has undergone an exhilarating evolution. What does this mean for fundraisers? It's an invitation to offer your supporters more than a product—it's a chance to deliver an experience. Specialty coffee fundraising infuses energy into the process, enticing supporters to actively engage.
Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?

Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?

State Street Coffee Have you tried Trenton’s best local coffee shop?  We sat down with Diane, owner of State Street Coffee, to find out why this...
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YIELD Coffee Cupping Guidelines

Coffee cupping is the method used to evaluate coffees all around the world. By tasting (cupping) coffees from various origins and processing methods, you'll enhance your tasting abilities and begin to establish a vocabulary that will allow you to more precisely explain what you're experiencing. 

Cupping is an evaluative tool. It's a method of focusing on the many aspects of a coffee and analyzing what each coffee has to offer. Developing a palate is an important part of the coffee tasting process.