Mike and I talk about coffee news, coffee related business dealings, and review some tasty Peixoto coffee from right here in Arizona.
Coffee News. I talked about how much I’ve benefitted form reading the blog at thecoffeerecipe.com. I came across this blog at the same time I was thinking I need to find more coffee brewing methods to experiment with at home. With perfect timing, TheCoffeeRecipe wrote recently about greek coffee and percolator coffee- both brew methods I’d love to try.
Coffee Related Business. I talked about the book Espresso that I’ve had for well over a decade and didn’t use to start a coffee business at the time, but it helped me finish my Senior Thesis back in college. This is the business model for an espresso based business. It’s much more for a cart based business than a brick and mortar shop. We also ask what the benefits are to having the espresso machine blocking the barista from view. Also, we consider you don’t want to have the barista’s back to you. We talk about what kind of format could keep the barista available to the customer and still take advantage of awesome looking espresso machines, like Slayer Espresso. We discuss Swing’s Coffee Roasters’ sweet bar format in Washington D.C., as reported by Nick Brown at Daily Coffee News. We also ask if coffee lingo for drinks keeping customers from trying them.