For the love of coffee:
Every morning, the first thing that you desire over everything else in this big wide world is a fresh cup of coffee and given to you in hand within the first five minutes of your waking up. This habit you want to blame on your family because traditionally the entire family is steeped into this habit of having their morning cuppa before they can start their day!
Also, since you are thinking of doing something with your life and you always believed in the adage that you need to do something that you enjoy doing so that you do not exert, you decide that opening a coffee shop is indeed the best proposition for you.
So, you set down:
Initially, when the idea stuck you, you were ecstatic and it was undoubtedly your Eureka moment! But reality soon struck you and you decided to note down everything that you will need to do in order to set it up.
Here are three things that you should think about:
- The perfect location to set up the café:
You may need to lookout for the right location. The location can be near a landmark or within a place that receives maximum number of footfalls, for example a mall. The interiors will need to be aesthetically done to match the mood of the ambience you want to create for your patrons.
- The sourcing of coffee beans:
Coffee beans are often sold in bulk. The reason is that bigger packets are available in wholesale rate. The benefit to the coffee shop owner is that if you buy coffee in bulk you are more certainly maintaining the consistency of the drink for a longer time because the single most important ingredient in your trade is the coffee itself.
- The pricing:
You will need to work on the pricing of your cup so as to not fall short of your expenses nor be overpriced so as to make customers feel that your competitors are more economical than you. It is a fine balance that you must aim at treading.