pros and cons of hiring a Coffee Consultant

hatfield2

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Feb 18, 2004
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we plan to open a coffee house and have visited many, most are little more than a cheap store front with mismatched furniture and a confusing handwritten menu. We did find one shop that is our favorite and he spent about $10,000 on a consultant. To do this right, is it necessary to hire a consultant?
 

topher

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Aug 14, 2003
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10 grand is a wee bit steep...I used to do it for anywhere around $75 - $150 an hour....usually could get everything done within 20 hours. When I did my first couple of jobs I learned how to cut the time down and not waste the time of my "employer". I mean the first guy wanted me to go around to all the shops in the area and get pricing..so what I am trying to say is most of the petty stuff you can do yourself..training is a must though....I was responsible for training and basic concept design....putting together menus and help source equipment.
oh well, good luck!
 

rbduha

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Feb 20, 2004
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Opening New shop

At Coffee Fest in Washington, DC March 19-21 they have a 3 day seminar on Opening a New Coffee Shop. The price is $650 for 3 full days of training on all aspects. If you go to their web site they have full information. I believe the site is www.coffeefest.com.
 

petalraindream

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^This is the reason that I am starting the most comprehensive set of links and essays available on the web regarding roasting and coffee house operation. Coffee Consultants are sharks, just awful crooks.
 

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