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Many people would love to open a coffee shop.  Nature of the business is that it attracts many like mined people who perhaps who may have been made redundant or have decided that the time is right to move on from traditional employment in favour of running your own little business.

“I’d love a nice little coffee shop where I can bake my own cakes, create my own menu, serve wonderful coffee and chat to regulars and most of all I can be my own boss, work whatever hours I like and have time off when with family when I want to”.¬† This is a common way of thinking and whilst much of this is true and achievable, it doesn’t happen without hard work, determination and most importantly ensuring that you are making lots of well informed decisions in the run up to making that decision to ‘take the plunge’.

Here at Caffè & Co. we have been successfully been trading since 2011.  Each year, our business has developed and grown.  We had no previous experience of the catering business but we did have considerable experience in business management, retail and on and offline marketing as well as the love and passion for great coffee.

We invested in the right coffee equipment and with lots of prior coffee¬†knowledge we used this as a starting point. Great coffee is hard to find despite the plethora of ‘coffee shops’ now available.¬† Quite simply, most coffee shops are still serving shockingly poor coffee, and that includes High St. chains.¬† For me it is always a significant gamble as to whether a coffee will be at least¬†drinkable, and more often than not, it isn’t, yet, I still gamble my ¬£2.50-¬£3 in my need for caffeine.

As our customers very quickly complimented our wonderful coffee, it made sense to start to teach others to do the same.  This is why we decided to offer barista training courses and later we expanded to now also offer how to start a coffee shop training courses.

Barista training courses are 4 hours, How to start a coffee shop training courses (including barista training) are 1 and a half days.

If you are planning to open a coffee shop, barista training is essential if you want to ensure that your coffee has the edge over your competitors and if you want to ensure your customers keep coming back for more. If you have no business experience and are planning to open a coffee shop then the How to start a coffee shop training course is also essential.  Indeed, even if you do have some business experience, albeit not in catering, the course is very insightful and is certain to ensure you start on the right track and potentially save a considerable amount of money that you may otherwise waste.  Contact us to enquire or book.

Further to our barista training courses which have now been running for almost two years, here at Caffe & Co. we now also operate a “How to open a coffee shop” course.

The course was set up to run within our already successful coffee shop near Liverpool.¬† We were aware the although there are limited courses available of this nature, we weren’t aware of any that were actually also a fully operational coffee shop.¬† So, we thought, what better format could there be for prospective coffee shop owners than to learn all they need to know and actually see it for themselves in situ in a real working coffee shop.

The course is approximately 12 hours in total  Рcomprising 8 hours theory covering all aspects of setting up the coffee shop business and 4 hours practical with the actual coffee side of the business, making espresso and texturing milk.  For full course content, see our How to Open a Coffee Shop page.

 

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