Ya'll! We're going on a European coffee trip! Co-Founder of European Coffee Trip, Ales Pospisil joins us on the show today. We get to talk about traveling and exploring Europe's specialty coffee scene, what they look for in when visiting cafes, the most crucial elements of great shops, the current coffee trends across Europe, what role hospitality and story plays in the coffee bar, and tips for how to plan and execute your own coffee trip.
These guys are doing amazing work and have put in a ton of care, thought, and work into highlighting the best of specialty coffee in Europe. I highly recommend you get ready to be inspired!
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It's Founder Friday! Today we are talking with Kristian Hedborg, the Founder of Alkemisten Kaffebar in Gothenburg, Sweden. In this interview we get to hear about how Kristian went from restaurant management school, to co-owning a cafe at 22, then founding his own cafe, Alkemisten, 3 years ago. We discuss his drive to follow his dreams, how he got his amazing staff, leadership lessons, the importance of a well planned business, and more.
Kristian is doing great things and I hope this interview inspires you in your career!
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We all want to educate the consumer. Education has gotten a bad rap due to some of our awkward attempts to force information on people in less than ideal times and settings. Enter the consumer coffee class. In this episode we talk about why putting together a class for your customers is the perfect way to create a more informed consumer, a more loyal customer, and a more energized staff. All this while increasing cafe sales through more confident whole bean purchasing.
Also we will talk about 7 guidelines to focus on to make sure your classes are set up for success.
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Rita Kaminski and Ant Walach are the founders of Snowdrift Coffee and Workspace in Roscoe, IL. In this episode we talk all about their approach to training, philosophy on learning, advice they have for other trainers, why is necessary to make mistakes and how their collective 30 years of professional coffee experience has influence what they have created at Snowdrift.
We all will be leaders in our careers. In the cafe there are positions that hold various levels of power and influence. We can either use this power for the good of those we lead or we can use it destructively. Too often we see the abuse of position in a shop and even more often we see a general apathy toward pursuing the proper use of power that gives rise to dysfunction and sets the ground work for flat out abuse.
In today's episode we look at 6 things that we need to meditate on continually as people with authority to be able to fight for and promote a healthy and vibrant culture in the shop through the responsible use of power.
Leading and developing your staff depends on how well you understand what gives rise to their behavior in the cafe. Today we talk with Behavior Analyst, Beth Garrison and will discuss the basics of behavior analysis, the 5 behaviors of a healthy team, the role environment plays in encouraging or discouraging behavior, and more!