1-Day Professional Coffee Business Class – Level 1, $895.00 $716.00

Day 1: 9am - 5Pm

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Prerequisite: No prior experience is required. However, we recommend pairing this class with our Barista Training – Level 1 class.

  • Want to pursue your dream of opening a coffee business?
  • Want to understand the common pitfalls and obstacles coffee business owners face and strategies to help deal with them?
  • Want to gain essential coffee business knowledge, practical know-how, and tools to increase your chances at being successful in planning and operating your coffee business?

This 1-Day Professional Coffee Business – Level 1 comprehensive class is recommended for anyone: who is considering opening a coffee shop; who has started the planning process to open a coffee shop; and coffee shop owners who recently opened a coffee shop; wanting to develop and expand their coffee knowledge and business acumen to understand what it takes to open and operate a successful coffee shop business. This course is also suitable for someone who has experience working in a coffee shop and wants to explore the possibility of opening their own coffee shop, and anyone with food, bakery or retail experience that wants to complement their existing business with a specialty coffee offering. This in-depth class is designed to provide the coffee business knowledge, practical know-how, and tools needed to increase the opportunity for success in planning and operating a new coffee business. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive and unique focus on the essential business knowledge needed to put you in the best position to effectively plan, start, and operate a successful coffee business.


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Business Topics

The business topics covered are extensive and include everything from concept and menu development, equipment planning, and site selection to café and bar design, staff hiring and training, and access to capital options. In addition, we will demystify financial information to enable you to use it to your advantage in making critical decisions; provide profit optimization success benchmarks, and much more.

Included with your class is a Student Manual. A New Jersey Coffee School Certificate of Completion requires completion of the Professional Coffee Business – Level 1 and Level 2 classes.

Class sizes are kept small, and we provide extensive hands-on training and coaching, including working with commercial coffee equipment in our state-of-the-art coffee lab. This course is comprehensive and provides a substantial opportunity for anyone interested in taking their business owner knowledge and skills to the next level.

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Additional Information

  • Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Lunches included. Please contact us if have any food allergies or preferences.
  • No prior experience is necessary
  • Scheduling: We offer classes on a 3-month rolling basis (see our calendar and class listing pages); if you cannot make any of those dates, please contact us and we will let you know when future dates become available.
  • This course does not cover business owner essential coffee topics including knowledge and barista skills required to produce consistent high-quality beverages; we recommend pairing this class with our Barista Training – Level 1 class.

Topics Covered included

Coffee Business Topics

  • Business of coffee – key challenges and success factors
  • Developing your concept and target audience
  • Menu planning and development
  • Planning equipment needs
  • Site selection and analysis (demographics, location and competitive factors, revenue potential, and resources)
  • Cafe design layout – customer flow and efficient bar design
  • Lease negotiation strategies or purchase decision 
  • The build-out process
  • Preparing an effective start-up cost estimate
  • Funding strategies and options
  • Staff hiring, training, and retention
  • Selecting a roaster and buying inventory
  • Managing day-to-day operations
  • Café opening considerations
  • Profit and loss (P/L) success factors and cash flow
  • Creating operating budgets and financial plans
  • Summary recap – Rules for Success
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