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The Barista Checklist For New Cafes

Mike Tan

The Barista Checklist For New Cafes

What equipment and accessories do I require to setup my café for making espresso coffee?  A common question asked by many new café owners. Here’s a quick run-down of the basic equipment and accessories required to get you started making espresso.   Equipment Espresso machine (of course!). Water filter and associated lines for espresso machine. Associated power supply for espresso machine *see tip below. Grinder. Refrigerator (for milk).   Accessories Tamper: to suit your espresso machine. Most commercial espresso machines use a 58mm tamper. Tamp mat. Milk thermometer. 2x powder shakers for chocolate and cinnamon sprinkles. Timer: for timing espresso shots...

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5 Insider Tips To Consider Before Opening a Café

Mike Tan cafe

It seems like a common theme for kiwis having the dream to own their own café.  You love coffee; you love people so it makes perfect sense to ditch that 9-5 and own your own café right?  I often get people of all ages asking me for advice on taking the step into starting or buying a café business, here’s a few tips to consider and some real advice.  These tips are not meant to put anyone off but are cold true facts to consider before taking the leap. 1-Time Am I prepared to put in long hours, early starts...

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