In case that some of you were wondering what would be the key to running a successful coffee shop, I have decided to give you a few tips that I managed to gather around from all my journeys from a never ending quest for finding the best coffee shop in the world.
Out of my experience, I have managed to come up with a few tips that could be useful to people who are seriously considering opening a coffee shop. Besides all that hard work and extensive work and a bit of luck, there are a few things more that you need to know if you want to become successful in this business.
Since the main product of every coffee shop is coffee and people will come to the shop simply because they want a cup of it, the first tip would be to always serve nothing but the finest espresso. Consistency is always a good thing.
If people realize that they can always count on a decent cup of a good espresso in your shop, they will keep coming every day and even bring their friends around. So, 100% quality product at all times could guarantee your success for sure. Trust me, people will walk past ten other coffee shops just because they think you are the best.
Location matters too but, the quality of your coffee matters more. That leads us to our next tip: ergonomics. High volume sales are the foundation of your success. This means only one thing, you need to make sure that your employees have enough room to efficiently respond to the demand. Make sure that you provide them with enough working space, it will improve the way they work.
Always make sure to promote multiple sales. A coffee shop cannot solely earn enough on coffee. Instead of thinking like this, try to see the coffee as a motivator for your customers to buy the traditional coffee accompaniments like cakes, cookies, and muffins. If you get them used to this, you will prosper.