A canopy characteristic with Iceland’s Sonja Björk Grant, articles on choosing the proper location, bringing on traders, increasing choices via RTDs, and far more all within the new concern!
BY KENNETH R. OLSON
Welcome to our new concern for October + November 2022! It’s our a hundredth concern, and we thank everybody who has labored so arduous to make Barista Journal a hit through the years. We couldn’t have carried out it with out our contributors, our advertisers, or our readers. Thanks all in your persevering with help of Barista Journal!
Listed here are a number of the highlights from the October + November 2022 concern:
Cowl Function: Sonja Björk Grant
We wished to rejoice somebody particular on the duvet of our a hundredth concern, and Sonja Björk Grant was an apparent selection. She was considered one of Barista Journal’s earliest supporters after she heard Sarah’s pitch on the Nordic Barista Cup in 2004. On the time, barista competitions with nationwide and world championships have been fairly new, however they have been spreading quickly. Sonja was one of many driving forces behind that development. She traveled the world to greater than 50 international locations, offering trainings for judges and volunteering as a choose. On the identical time, over greater than 20 years she additionally labored to develop the specialty-coffee scene in her native Iceland. We’re thrilled to characteristic Sonja within the October + November 2022 concern!
’Diversify with RTDs’
The ready-to-drink market has been surging recently. Even small espresso firms can enhance their backside strains with RTDs, both as an add-on sale on the counter or packaging their very own RTDs for different retail areas. Author Josh Rank tackles the subject within the October + November 2022 concern with insights on how unbiased cafés can be a part of this worthwhile market section.
’Selecting the Excellent Location’
Choosing the right place for a café can imply success, whereas a poor one will inevitably deliver challenges and possibly catastrophe. Whether or not it’s your first store or the latest in a rising chain, your location could make all of the distinction. So how do you ensure you’re contemplating the fitting location? Ty Harrell talks with specialists to seek out the reply in “Selecting the Excellent Location.“
’Cashbox: Discovering the Proper Traders’
When seeking to broaden or begin a enterprise, accessing capital is prime. One possibility to think about is bringing on traders, however whether or not contemplating household, capital funds, or different enterprise house owners, understanding the advantages and downsides of every sort of investor is vital. Tracy Allen provides his perception on the subject in our monetary column “Cashbox.“
’One on One: Phuong Tran’
Phuong Tran opened a café to have a enterprise subsequent to her sister in a strip mall, however it grew into an journey she might’ve by no means imagined. Lava Java in Ridgefield, Wash., beneath Phuong’s steerage has change into a vacation spot for espresso professionals and her area people alike. Author Chris Ryan interviewed the 2004 United States Barista Champion Phuong for “One on One,“ and she or he talked about her surprising journey in specialty espresso.
As soon as once more, I’ve to take a second and thank everybody who has helped make Barista Journal a hit for the final 17+ years and 100 points. We couldn’t have carried out any of it with out you.
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