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The price of that cup of coffee!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

In many circumstances owners simply go with the flow and match a competitor’s price on coffee. There is often a reluctance of setting a higher price due to a perceived customer backlash. From a customer’s perspective multiple considerations come into play when determining their willingness to purchase a coffee. Some are happy to receive their…

Back in time!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Every so often a business pops up that just makes you say, how cool are they. Once upon a time flour mills were the lifeblood of communities and now Mark and Rachel Taylor of Miller and Baker have bought the past to the present. In 2019 a new local flour mill was created, using a…

Bucking the odds

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

It is rare a business originating from humble beginnings in small community-based markets can metamorphasize into a major player within the hospitality scene. A company who has indeed bucked such odds is Don Massimo Coffee and its success can be attributed to founders and owners, former corporate players now partners in both business and in…

Claremont’s best kept secret

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Residents in and around the western suburbs of Perth are in many respects blessed for if the perfect coffee is on their agenda, they need not look further than Nu Noir Coffee Boutique. The quality of coffee produced by this business leaves most others in their wake. Not surprising considering Alessandro Carciotto and Ramon Casas…

Today’s soapbox! Respect!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

For many ignorant individuals there is an increasing need for them to invest in a dictionary to understand the meaning of the word respect. In today’s world there are those who believe they have a right to be intimidating, overpowering, rude, etc. In hospitality unfortunately this is becoming an all-too-common occurrence. Employees are often working…

A Time to Say Thank You

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

                                                 I wish to offer my most genuine appreciation to all who have helped, supported, encouraged, and respected my journey as a researcher, writer and now published author with my book indicating the realities and complexities of the hospitality industry, titled ‘Owning a Café or Coffee Shop’. As borders open, I look forward to…

Stay Grounded has found a Niche

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

The northern suburbs of Perth are lucky to have a coffee roasting operation that is producing award winning coffee for its ever-increasing number of wholesale customers. It also building a wonderful connection with the community, such that individual coffee lovers can now be educated on all thing’s coffee which may include advice on the best…

Raven Coffee Roasters

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Since 2011, residents of the sleepy South West town Denmark have been blessed in waking up to the amazing aroma of coffee being roasted. It is as though the city has come to town for this busy corner café has all the attributes of the establishments of the big smoke but is contrasted by old…

 The Panamanian Connection

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

There are quite literally 100 plus coffee roasters in Western Australia but very few owners if any can claim they source green beans from farmers they grew up with. Well Panama native, Jose Castillo is doing just that. Combine this Panamanian link with business partner Paul Varricchio’s Italian heritage and staff members who reign from…

Perth is the winner!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

From Israel, Belgium, China, countries in between, finally Perth, such is the travels that world acclaimed coffee expert Rummy Keshet of Offshoot Coffee Roasters has taken. Judge, barista champion, coffee grader and roaster and all together great person are just a few accolade’s this man has on his CV, oops not forgetting his talents as…

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