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TRADITIONAL VS. SPECIALTY COFFEE
For many businesses in the food and beverage industry, their menu is the most important decision that they will ever have to make. Although coffee shops and cafes aren’t the first types of businesses that usually come to mind when we think about the food and beverage industry as a whole, their menu-based decisions are just as important as those of a bistro or a fast-food restaurant. In fact, these menu-based choices that coffee shops and cafes are often faced with have the potential to be far more intricate than anything that a traditional restaurant would have to deal with.
THE RISE OF AUTOMATION IN CAFES
The world that we live in is becoming increasingly fast-paced. As a result, businesses now have to make use of technological advancements to keep up with the shorter attention spans and busier lifestyles of their customers. For many cafes and coffee shops, this means the adoption of Fully Automatic Coffee Machines to help meet these needs.
6 TIPS TO START YOUR CAFE
Many aspiring cafe owners enter the industry as coffee lovers. They think that they know what they need – a VERY good cup of coffee – to run a successful cafe. However, this could be one of their biggest mistakes. They end up focusing only on gourmet coffee and as a result, these businesses struggle to make ends meet or strictly rely on the morning coffee crowd for revenue. While a decent cup of coffee is definitely key in a coffee shop, it alone might not be able to pay the bills.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ESPRESSO BLEND?
If you know your coffee or at least are on your way to being a coffee connoisseur, you’re likely to have come across these two terms: single-origin coffee and coffee blends. What are they and what is the difference between the two? Understanding these two types of coffee and the impact they can have on your beverages could be the first step to choosing the right blend for your coffee.
WHO DECIDES IF YOUR COFFEE IS YUCKS?
If 2 customers order a cappuccino, will both cups taste the same? At Guerilla, our primary goal is to help our customers make every cup so delectable, they’ll keep coming back for more. All cafes have issues in maintaining consistency and quality. This could be a result of either staff turnover or training and might never be resolved. Staff turnover is a reality that all F&B establishments have to face. It’s demanding for baristas to stand all day. On top of that, they also have to engage with customers and keep them happy. Customers are always right- right?
CAN I AFFORD THAT ESPRESSO MACHINE?
So you’re thinking about starting a cafe. I need a coffee machine. How does it look against my decor? How big a machine do I need? How much space do I need? How will I ensure the best possible quality and consistency? Espresso machines are expensive, some can cost S$25,000 and up! That’s crazy! Or is it? Who knows? If those are the questions swirling around in your mind then this article is for you!