On this edition of Founder Friday we go to a small town in rural Kentucky to hear about Katie Startzman's venture into bagels, coffee, and the adventures of business ownership! You will leave this conversation energized and encouraged as she shares the details of how she made her vision a reality in Berea, KY. We talk about hiring, researching your business ideas, how to be ok with spending money, and a lot more.
I know you are going to get something valuable form this conversation.
Fear, frustration, stress...we all have experienced one or more of these feelings when we deal with groups in the cafe. Be they a family, friends, or study group we can sometimes have trouble managing the group dynamic and the chaos that can often accompany it. In spite of all this though the group does not represent a hurdle to jump over But an opportunity to embrace! On todays show we answer a question sent in by a KTTS listener on how to effectively manage this very thing.
Be prepared to walk away empowered to view groups in a new light.
- Setting the Table: Danny Meyer
- Ep: 030: Casey Underkoffler / Matching Your Service to Your Quality
Being a new barista can be both very exciting and VERY stressful. There is an almost never ending list of policies, recipes, practices, and rules that make up this new work of cafe service you are now immersed in. On today's show you and I talk about some essential tips that will help you not only navigate you first few weeks on the bar but advice that will help guide you throughout your entire career.
If you are a manager this episode is great to share with your new staff and even some of your veteran employees.
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In coffee service we pour over the details of the coffee's quality in great detail. Often though we can over look the details that make up a complete coffee experience. The way customers experience our coffee, in no small part depends on how we have looked after the fine points of service in how we present the ourselves, space, and the coffee itself. Today we talk with Casey Underkofler, Assistant General Manager at The Bachelor Farmer Cafe in Minneapolis, MN to get some practical and actionable tips on how we can match our service to our quality.
Links for this Episode:
Barista Magazine Article: All the Little Things
(Search the April/May Issue)
KTTS 007 : 4 Keys to an Effective Checklist
KTTS 016 : Raising the Bar on Your Customer Service / Michael Butterworth
The SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and the SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe) have recently merged to form the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) but what does that mean for those of use who work in retail?
What are the plans and goals of the SCA when it comes to their retail members? Is joining the Association something you should do for yourself or for your business and staff? In this week's episode we talk with SCA Vice President Heather Perry to get more details about what to expect and how we might participate. I believe you will gain a lot of clarity from this episode as Heather lays out all that has been going on and what is in store.
Heather Perry, Vice President of the SCA, is also a 2 Time U.S. Barista Champion and 2nd Place world Barista Championship finalist. She is Vice President of Klatch Coffee, a 20 year old California based roaster/retailer and has served in association leadership positions for over 12 years.
Heather's Email: Heather@klatchroasting.com
Ellie Hudson's Email: email@example.com