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Topic: cafe owners on the list? (6 msgs / 154 lines)
1) From: michael brown
Hey guys,
i tried posting this last week but haven't seen it show up so if it's a rep=
eat i apologize.
i'm getting ready to take big leap and open a cafe with roaster in-store.  =
i know there's at least two cafe owners on the list so i was wondering if i=
 could bounce some ideas off some fellow list-ers who have opened a cafe.  =
primarily interested in making sure i'm on target with my budget and busine=
ss plan.  are there some things you wish you had done different?  what were=
 the biggest lessons you learned?  etc...
anyway, if you think it'd be more appropriate you can contact me offlist at=
 disracer put "cafe" in the subject line.  that msn account gets a =
lot of crap mail.  thanks so much!
and thank you sweet marias for being my online coffee roasting university! =
 i've been a lister for a little over 2yrs i guess and have learned so much=
 and look forward to continuing to learn.
Michael Brown
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
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3) From: michael brown
Birmingham, Alabama
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e.  i know there's at least two cafe owners on the list so i was wondering =
if i could bounce some ideas off some fellow list-ers who have opened a caf=
e.  primarily interested in making sure i'm on target with my budget and bu=
siness plan.  are there some things you wish you had done different?  what =
were the biggest lessons you learned?  etc...
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s a lot of crap mail.  thanks so much!
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ty!  i've been a lister for a little over 2yrs i guess and have learned so =
much and look forward to continuing to learn.
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
A couple years ago we were joking around about getting a caravan of
RVs and traveling around the country trying coffee. I should would
enjoy that, and if it ever comes off we will for sure have to make it
a point to stop in Birmingham, Alabama!
Brian
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5) From: michael brown
Ha, that does sound like a great idea.  And i'll tell ya, the specialty cof=
fee industry is alive and well in Birmingham.  Even I am surprised at the n=
umber of micro-roasters that have popped up in the past 5-6 years.  You got=
 to know where to find them, but once you've arrived...You have arrived!  I=
'm blessed to have several "industry mentors" right here in my city that i =
started forming friendships with several years ago when i started home roas=
ting.  Bugging them with questions about bean types, buying green beans fro=
m them, asking TONS of questions.  And now, because of those relationships =
i've made over the past couple of years, they're going way beyond what they=
 could have to offer suggestions, and pointers in regards to a bigger roast=
er, opening a cafe, etc...
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6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Glad to hear people heading into the business, but you are aware this 
is a home coffee roasting list, not oriented towards those with 
coffee shops, etc.
-- 
-Tom
"Great coffee comes from little roasters" - Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting
               Thompson & Maria -http://www.sweetmarias.com     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - info_at_sweetmarias.com
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