Your Daily Grind

Oh, to be teenager again!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Well in the context of having vision, passion, and determination as a young 17-year-old teenage girl they don’t get better than owner and founder of West Coffee Co, Jorja Webb. Fast forward four years and operating from as far south as Margret River through to the heart of Fremantle this young entrepreneur is certainly turning…

A touch of class!

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

An understatement for the hugely successful café named Cheeky Boy Espresso. Like most successful businesses in hospitality reaching the pinnacle is not simply based on uncompromising hard work and sacrifice but the desire to bring something truly special to the community.  This establishment is the brainchild of Anna Watts, a rock star of the industry.…

A Café-Bookshop that is bucking the odds.

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

So often in the world of hospitality visionary owners have tried to combine the expectations of a café with the advantages of what a book shop can offer… unfortunately this combination while it may sound like a good idea inevitably fails to deliver. Thankfully ‘The Bodhi Tree’ has succeeded where others have not. This amazing…

          In the middle of nowhere, but!

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One of the WA’s newest coffee roastery’s has set up camp literally miles from anywhere yet within a whisker of dozens of wheatbelt towns all craving to have quality, freshly roasted coffee at their disposal. Enter 1905 Coffee Roasters the brainchild of Matt Copper himself a master at his game having learnt his trade from…

The world we live in

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Since the launch of my book ‘Owning a Café or Coffee Shop’ within the hospitality sector I have had the privilege to sit down with numerous business owners and have open one on one discussions on a vast array of topics, in particular the story of their journey. For many they speak of the sacrifices…

              Here for the long term

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Thanks to the vision of founder Tony Unkovich, his 25-year dream to combine family, loyal and dedicated staff, wonderful coffee, and an outstanding level of customer service has now resulted in a coffee roasting operation that is the envy of many. Enter Little Owl Coffee Roasters, a business based on values, friendships, and quality coffee and…

    What a trifecta: coffee-tea-chocolate

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It is not often that a dedicated coffee roaster, an experienced tea expert and a quality chocolatier come together under one roof and provide an eager public a multitude of pleasures. Enter Two Cracks Coffee, Seven Seas Tea and Temper Temper Fine Chocolate of Cowaramup on the outskirts of Margaret River, WA. It is no…

  Venn a four-letter word that is worth uttering  

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Add the word coffee and bingo you have an amazing establishment that is fast becoming the soul of WA’s East Vic Park. A huge compliment yet a worthy accolade. Enter owners and founders Matt and Ash Kenworthy. Built on the back of what was once a small yet busy café these two have now redefined…

Amazingly successful yet without the fanfare!

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One major player in the hospitality scene in WA is leading by example, showcasing how a coffee roasting enterprise can offer and tick so many additional boxes. The business is Brew Coffee Roasters. The brainchild of owner and founder Peter Barile. This switched-on businessman has not come this far without hard work, sacrifices and an…

Striving for continued excellence

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So many owners in hospitality on achieving success tend to rest on their laurels and cease to refine and improve their business. Not so for the amazing couple behind Bayside Barista. One would think after receiving award after award Andrew and Kalina would simply sit back and enjoy social games of tennis and long romantic…