A pop-up coffee shop can be a great business venture if you want to break into one of the most successful U.S. industries and serve people delicious coffee. The overall retail value of the U.S. coffee market is estimated to be $48 billion and if you have the right product, environment, and work ethic, you can have a very successful coffee shop. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your pop-up coffee shop.
Don't Forget the Essentials
You obviously can't have a coffee shop without coffee, but you will need a lot of equipment, by the bulk, to have a successful shop. You'll need wooden coffee stirrers, coffee cups and lids, creamer, napkins, and plenty more items. In addition to all these essential coffee shop items, you're going to need to have a station where your customers can add cream, milk, sugar, and whatever they prefer to their cup. Ideally, this is where you'll place the wooden coffee stirrers and everything else, but make sure everything is in sight and easy to find.
People Are On the Go
It's important to realize that the majority of your customers are likely working professionals. They don't have too much time to wait around for their coffee and enjoy reading the newspaper. They want to get in and out of the shop as quickly as possible and drink their coffee either on their morning commute or as soon as they get to the office. Because of the fast-paced life of these professional customers, it's important that you are as efficient as possible.
Have Hardworking and Friendly Employees
Customer service is one of the most important aspects of any industry. You can have the best tasting coffee in the world, with all the essential items and greatest interior design of all time, but you will still be unsuccessful if your employees aren't hard workers or friendly. Make sure you hire the best possible staff for your pop-up coffee shop.
Having all the necessary items, working quickly, and having quality staff can ensure that your customers return. If you want to learn more about starting a coffee shop and want some wooden coffee stirrers, contact Hot Cup Factory. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will focus on keeping your customers not only coming back but staying longer when they do!