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Third Place Matters

Is your cafe addressing the needs of your market? Here's what the working crowd is looking for in a cafe, and it's not just great coffee.

Cafes in the Time of Corona

Amidst the Corona virus pandemic, Bean & Barley shares some lessons and insights to help your establishment weather the proverbial storm.

Customer Engagement is the Missing Piece

This past week, I visited a few specialty coffee shops. Some major reasons I have for frequenting a café include staff, their hospitality, behavior, and culture. This is why I’ve always had the interest in observing the behavior of the staff—from the Barista inside the bar to the Managers, and to the ones out on the floor. There’s a lot of talent inside the bar, no doubt, but a disconnect between the customers and the staff has been a common theme. There was simply minimal to

What's The ROI of Your Dream Cafe?

One of the more daunting tasks every aspiring cafepreneur will have to accomplish is putting together a projected financial statement

The Coffee People

Get to know the people you'll find in your cafe.