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How to Start a Coffee Shop

How to Start a Coffee Shop

How to Start a Coffee Shop



This course is two days in length.

It will provide you with comprehensive information you need to open and run a successful coffee shop. From sourcing equipment, finding a site to how to make the perfect latte, this course is essential for those starting out in the retail industry.

You will learn how to:

  • Find a site, the benefits of locations and competitors in a local area.
  • Perform competitor research and develop a USP for your company.
  • Build a customer profile to lead your stockists, menu, design and operations.
  • Understand what to look out for in retail, and analyse the risks and issues.
  • Select equipment you will need, the right tool for the job.
  • Learn how to manage ordering, stockists, lead-times, bulk orders, shelf life.
  • Understand marketing & branding, how it affects your business and when to do it.
  • Plan your launch, and how will your customers know your open.
  • Take into consideration health & safety essentials.
  • Train your staff and organise working hours and methods.
  • Use your espresso machine and grinder, and other barista training.
  • Make all the drinks on your new menu and what will make them taste better than your competitors.
  • Maintain your equipment and look after your stock.

This course has been designed to give you the perfect mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to set up a cafe that is going to stand out from the mainstream competitors.

It is not focused around bottom line profits; it is, however, focused around understanding techniques that have been used to develop some of the most successful cafes in the UK.

VAT included