A canopy characteristic with Iceland’s Sonja Björk Grant, articles on choosing the proper location, bringing on buyers, increasing choices by way of RTDs, and far more all within the new subject!
BY KENNETH R. OLSON
Welcome to our new subject for October + November 2022! It’s our one centesimal subject, and we thank everybody who has labored so exhausting to make Barista Journal successful through the years. We couldn’t have completed it with out our contributors, our advertisers, or our readers. Thanks all on your persevering with assist of Barista Journal!
Listed below are a number of the highlights from the October + November 2022 subject:
Cowl Function: Sonja Björk Grant
We needed to have a good time somebody particular on the duvet of our one centesimal subject, and Sonja Björk Grant was an apparent selection. She was one among 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 had been fairly new, however they had been spreading quickly. Sonja was one of many driving forces behind that progress. She traveled the world to greater than 50 nations, 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 subject!
’Diversify with RTDs’
The ready-to-drink market has been surging currently. Even small espresso corporations 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 subject with insights on how impartial cafés can be a part of this worthwhile market phase.
’Selecting the Good Location’
Selecting the correct place for a café can imply success, whereas a poor one will inevitably convey challenges and perhaps 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 be sure you’re contemplating the appropriate location? Ty Harrell talks with consultants to search out the reply in “Selecting the Good Location.“
’Cashbox: Discovering the Proper Buyers’
When seeking to develop or begin a enterprise, getting access to capital is prime. One choice to think about is bringing on buyers, however whether or not contemplating household, capital funds, or different enterprise homeowners, understanding the advantages and downsides of every type 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, nevertheless it grew into an journey she may’ve by no means imagined. Lava Java in Ridgefield, Wash., underneath Phuong’s steering has turn 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 successful for the final 17+ years and 100 points. We couldn’t have completed any of it with out you.
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