HomeRoast Digest


Topic: A Coffee Business Opportunity (19 msgs / 333 lines)
1) From: Mike Chester
http://tinyurl.com/5xz47fHomeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: Bill
I think I'm in...
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

3) From: Paul Helbert
Funny I don't see your bid...ya gonna wait 'til the last minute, eh?
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Bill  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Paul Helbert
Mid Atlantic Home Roaster's Gatheringhttp://paul.helbert.googlepages.com/midatlantichomeroaster'sgatheringHomeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

4) From: Andy Thomas
I know that place. Used to drive by it when I lived in Corvallis. Coffee was lousy, but in the right hands....
----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Chester 
To: Coffee Forum 
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 3:18:58 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] A Coffee Business Opportunityhttp://tinyurl.com/5xz47fHomeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20Homeroast mailing list">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

5) From: Kris McN
Don't think I'm not tempted!
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

6) From: Bill
Andy, of course the coffee was lousy!  In the bill of sale it sez that they
have coffees sitting around that they'll include in the selling.  Vomit!
 But then again, what's another several months of stale after it's already
stale???
bill
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

7) From: Mike Koenig
Plus, it says it comes with an eXpresso machine!!!
On 9/23/08, Bill  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

8) From: raymanowen
"Don't think I'm not tempted!"
Me, too- I think I'm not tempted. Look at his feedback. Hate to pass up all
that coffee! "Lost Lease"- to a person who makes money, I assume, Leasing
Things. Other problems too. -ro
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Kris McN  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

9) From: Justin Marquez
I would have to take his "Grossed $200,000 last year" with about 5 lbs of
salt! With that supposed gross revenue, he would be able to find another
spot to set it up, "fer shure".
Hmmmm... $200,000 sales per year
Assume avg sale of $4
Assume 7 day operation a week
Assume 8 hrs open time/day
That's *one sale every 3.5 minutes* continuously when open, which basically
means there is always a customer at the window. Somehow I doubt that.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM,  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

10) From: Scott Miller
I wondered the same sort of thing... had ~200K in sales and is just folding
up the tent that easily?
I suppose a kiosk in a great location could do ~1K/day in sales, though I'm
just making a WAG on that.... seems like a LOT of lattes going through the
window there.
cheers,
Scott
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:41 PM,  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

11) From: Scott Miller
Right... even if some larger purchases are made by selling roasted beans or
boxes of tea, chocolates, muffins, etc., that's a pretty sweet sum for a
kiosk, IMO.
The check average in my shop ... just looked at last week's numbers:
$4.63... That's in store sales and does not include wholesale accounts.
cheers,
Scott
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Justin Marquez  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

12) From: Barry Luterman
I also wondered about his figures. However there is a real niche for this
type of business. My daughter in Portland has 2 children. One is 4 the other
2 years old. She stops at a kiosk every day for coffe on the way to drop the
kids off for daycare. I asked her why she didn't stop at Stumptown on the
way to work. She passes right by one of their stores.She said if she did
that she would have to, find a parking space, take both kids out of their
car seats, take them in the store, get the coffee and then repeat the
process over. It is so much easier to stop at a drive in and get her
caffeine fix even though the quality of the coffee is no where as good as
Stumptown. I am sure there are plenty of other people out there with similar
situations. If one could make a quality brew and get a good location it
could be lucrative.
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Scott Miller  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

13) From: Sandy Andina
If I know a drive-through kiosk's coffee is first-rate, I find that a  
tremendous plus--especially when on the road between gigs when time is  
of the essence and we actually take our meals in the car (I prefer to  
wait until it's someone else's shift before I eat what I've purchased-- 
as a dieter, I usually order something that requires a fork to eat).    
We have relatively few of these here in the Chicago area--there are a  
few drive-through Starbucks, and Krispy Kreme has always offered  
espresso and espresso drinks (albeit from superautos)--but when I spy  
an indie one, I always try it.
On Sep 24, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
<Snip>
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

14) From: Sandy Andina
Should also add that my espresso-drink epiphany came from one of  
these.  I had been reading Schomer's and other espresso blog sites and  
when in Seattle in '97 had been searching for Vivace as I cruised  
along B'way (no agenda intended!) in Capitol Hill. Saw a sign for  
Caffe d'Arte (which I'd been told had good 'spro), and followed the  
arrow into the parking lot behind (I think) a Crate & Barrel to its  
drive-through kiosk. Ordered a skim cappa, took a sip, and indignantly  
told them I did not order a mocha and could not have all that sugar.   
The barista laughed and told me that WAS a skim cappa, nothing added.   
That was my intro to fresh light-roasted beans--Firenze--and microfoam.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

15) From: miKe mcKoffee
$200k annual gross not necessarily out of line at all for a drive-thru. From
research I've done $1k gross per week day is not that uncommon for a prime
location drive-thru. That's for a prime location of which they be few and
far between. Very high morning traffic count with easy access on the correct
side of the street....
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIIhttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/Homeroast mailing list">http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVII.htmSweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

16) From: Ed Needham
I'd have to spend $28,000 in gas to tow that thing from Oregon to Southern 
Indiana.
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

17) From: raymanowen
OK-
I've seen this sort of thing on Craig's List. With the little 4WD Bronco, I
had thought of setting up a schedule of rest stop visits in the area.
Truckers might appreciate seeing Specialty coffee fresh roasted on the spot,
on the CB radio service, maybe. Dunno how many FCC rules violated.
With a Mini Winnie on a 1-T truck chassis, no tether to a particular
location in the Rocky Mountain springtime. Ship and receive from UPS or
local Post Office. $200 Big might not cover expenses, if one could even do
it.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

18) From: MikeG
Are you aware that in truck stops they sell mini deep fryers for
truckers to plug into their cig lighters for the co-pilot to fry away
as they drive down the road?  I've seen them in the flesh.
Maybe, if they were just finishing up a batch of funnel cakes as they
pull up they might want a proper cup of joe, you know, for dunking :-)
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:20 AM,   wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

19) From: Bill
MikeG, well played!  excellent!
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20


HomeRoast Digest