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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar

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Brew up your own business. This is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar includes the dirt on what it’s really like to work behind the counter and information on everything from how to build a business plan, to how to make the drinks and h ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published 2005)
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Steven Lee
As I mentioned in previous reviews I have considered opening my own business in the past. I should say off the start I would probably rate this book 2.5 stars if possible. As such a book on how to start and run a cafe seemed to be a valuable resource.

The book is written in plain English and clear. Anyone who has spent a little bit of time reading and thinking about this concept will be comfortable with the topics covered within. The authors do an effective job in laying out what a person can ex
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Westcoast_girl
This book was very informative and clear.
The chapters were well thought out and packed with facts without being overwhelming. It outlined many tips that I wouldn't of even thought of. It even had fun facts written in side bars.
Because the book was written by a successful coffee shop owner, I knew the information was reliable.
This book opened my eyes to the advantages and hardships of starting my own coffee shop. It helped me learn how to be a good coffee/tea connoisseur and marketer.
Now, whene
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