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Startup Tips

10 things to consider when putting up a coffee shop

A chef and coffee bar owner shares his personal essentials to brewing business success.

That lovely feeling you have when you’re enjoying a good cup o’ joe at a cozy coffee shop? It’s actually built upon an intricate foundation revolving around a well-developed concept.1. ConceptChef Anthony Yupangco, owner of coffee bar Tutto Domani in Makati, can’t ...

by Stephanie F. Esguerra  | June 25, 2013 09:00:00
Franchising

New franchise opportunity: Coffeebreak

Check out this homegrown gourmet cafe brand.

Franchising has undoubtedly been a popular and profitable way to make the shift from employee to entrepreneur. There are approximately 125,000 franchised outlets in the country as of May 2012. But what determines franchise success? The support of the franchisor is crucial ...

September 10, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Program teaches communities the brew for success

 The Pinagdanlayan Farmers Association Inc. (PFAI) in Dolores, Quezon uses almost half a hectare of land to grow vegetables and crops since. But it’s their coffee trees—almost 1,000 of them—which shows most promise to rake in profit for the cooperative and its ...

July 17, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How to open a coffee shop

Planning well will help you succeed.

While it is tempting to open a coffee shop—or any retail business, for that matter—by just finding a space and putting in some comfy furniture in it, the benefits of having a well-planned store design and layout outweigh the presumed ease of ...

February 20, 2012 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Planning your coffee shop space

Read this before you design the space for your coffee shop.

Not all coffee shops are created equal—some opt for a fast-food, utilitarian vibe, while others choose to provide an ambience that invites patrons to stay for long periods of time. Before tackling space concerns, determine your café’s character and menu. An equally ...

February 08, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

2 ways to maintain your coffee farm

Keeping your farm young will give you more produce.

In maintaining a coffee plantation, you have to prune and rejuvenate your coffee plants every once in a while. Entrepreneur.com.ph asked the experts from the Nestle Demo and Experimental Farm for some tips on how to keep your coffee trees in tip ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 06, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Starting a coffee farm? Here 5 tips to remember

Tips to boost your yield.

Coffee farming is actually big in the countryside, with vast acres of properties solely dedicated to coffee farming alone. Last month, Entrepreneur.com.ph visited the Nestle Experimental and Demo Farm in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.Coffee growing in the country experiences a setback ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 16, 2011 08:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to get into the coffee processing business

Planting coffee is not the only coffee business

Coffee is making a big comeback in the Philippines as the demand for the basic commodity continues to increase while supplies continue to dwindle. Big companies like Nestle Philippines are pulling all the stops to make the country self sufficient in its ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 07, 2011 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Buying stations make it easier to get into the coffee business

Coffee is now bought at world market prices, regardless of volume.

Now, just about anyone with a parcel of land can become a supplier of coffee beans to supply the country\\\'s growing demand. One no longer needs a warehouse full of coffee beans to directly trade with the \\\'big guys.\\\'More than 25 years ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 02, 2011 06:00:00
Business Ideas

How a local brand competed with the big boys

Competing with a global brand made it better

“Starbucks was the best thing that ever happened to us,” says Steve Benitez, president and CEO of Coffee Centrale Inc., the company behind Bo’s Coffee. Instead of bending over when the global giant entered the Philippine market in 1997, Bo’s Coffee improved ...

October 27, 2011 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Celebrate the annual coffee festival this October

October is officially coffee month

Are you a coffee lover? Then October is your month to remember. The annual coffee festival happens every October since 1997 when President Fidel V. Ramos declared it as Coffee Month. The Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) has published the activities that coffee ...

September 15, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Start your coffee shop with 4 bean varieties in the Philippines

Get brewing soon!

As with any business, opening a coffee shop goes starts with product familiarization. After all, a deep understanding of your products will lead to successful planning, marketing and selling. While the Philippines is known as a coffee producer, few fail to realize ...

May 23, 2011 06:00:00
Franchising

Jollibee\\\'s Caffe Ti-Amo to open more stores in Metro Manila

Korean brand seeks to capture sizable coffee-drinking market in RP

After dominating the quick service restaurant sector, Jollibee Foods Corp., the owner and operator of the largest  fast food chain in the country, the company is setting its sights on the coffee and gelato sector. [Read Jollibee group reports robust earnings growth ...

July 01, 2010 01:00:00
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