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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting And Running A Coffeebar by Susan Gilbert, W. Eric Martin, Linda Formichelli

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Chapter 9
Equipping the Shop
In This Chapter
  • ◆Hardware, hard choices
  • ◆What your shop needs now
  • ◆How to choose a supplier
  • ◆Buy or borrow: which is better?
 
Turning your coffee bar into a house of style will create an environment that customers will appreciate each time they stop by—but they’re not likely to enter more than once if you lack the equipment needed to put cups in their hands and coffee in their bellies.
Although you could make do with an old Mr. Coffee and mugs purchased from the Salvation Army, we suggest putting a wee bit more time and thought into how you equip your surroundings. Operating a modern coffee bar requires a wide variety of machines and tools to satisfy every customer’s desires.

What You Can’t Live Without

Some equipment and furnishings ...

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