A canopy function with Iceland’s Sonja Björk Grant, articles on selecting the best location, bringing on traders, increasing choices via RTDs, and rather more all within the new challenge!
BY KENNETH R. OLSON
Welcome to our new challenge for October + November 2022! It’s our one hundredth challenge, and we thank everybody who has labored so arduous to make Barista Journal successful over time. We couldn’t have completed it with out our contributors, our advertisers, or our readers. Thanks all to your persevering with help of Barista Journal!
Listed here are a few of the highlights from the October + November 2022 challenge:
Cowl Characteristic: Sonja Björk Grant
We needed to have a good time somebody particular on the duvet of our one hundredth challenge, and Sonja Björk Grant was an apparent selection. She was one in every 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 had been fairly new, however they had 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 similar time, over greater than 20 years she additionally labored to develop the specialty-coffee scene in her native Iceland. We’re thrilled to function Sonja within the October + November 2022 challenge!
’Diversify with RTDs’
The ready-to-drink market has been surging recently. Even small espresso firms can enhance their backside traces 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 challenge with insights on how impartial cafés can be 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 carry challenges and possibly catastrophe. Whether or not it’s your first store or the most recent in a rising chain, your location could make all of the distinction. So how do you ensure you’re contemplating the appropriate location? Ty Harrell talks with specialists to seek out the reply in “Selecting the Excellent Location.“
’Cashbox: Discovering the Proper Buyers’
When seeking to broaden or begin a enterprise, accessing capital is prime. One choice to contemplate is bringing on traders, however whether or not contemplating household, capital funds, or different enterprise homeowners, understanding the advantages and downsides of every form of investor is necessary. Tracy Allen offers 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 might’ve by no means imagined. Lava Java in Ridgefield, Wash., underneath Phuong’s steering 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 he or she talked about her sudden 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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