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How A Coffee Equipment Importer is Earning Php100 Million in Sales

Leo de Leon built a market for his pricey coffeemaking machines as more Pinoys appreciate good coffee

These days, even a small community mall in second or third-tier Philippine cities would not be complete without a coffee shop or two. In giant shopping centers, it’s not surprising to find three branches of one coffee chain alone.Powerful shifts in consumer ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 24, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind

You can cash in on caffeine addictions -- if you're savvy

The retail value of the U.S. coffee market is alluring-around $48 billion. But at $3 a cup, cashing in on our collective caffeine addiction isn't always a given. Savvy experts share what they've learned. "Don’t forget the internet!," says Lehman. "There are many tools ...

by Ashlea Halpern  | December 25, 2016 12:00:00
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5 business lessons from Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez

The high-impact entrepreneur shares the importance of carving out a niche and transforming yourself

In an industry filled with large international franchises, Bo’s Coffee stands out by serving locally crafted brews. For the past 20 years, founder Steve Benitez has built his brand up from a coffee cart in Cebu to a network of 100 stores ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 14, 2016 10:00:00

FranchiseTalk: 10 franchise brands you didn't know are from Cebu

These brands are king in the ”?"Queen City of the South”

The island province of Cebu is known for many things: sumptuous lechon, sweet ripe mangoes, white sand beaches, ingenious furniture design and fiesta-loving Cebuanos, among other things.But don't let their laid-back and fiesta-loving lifestyle fool you – Cebuanos are a hardworking and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | September 08, 2016 08:00:00
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The coffee shop that lets customers decide how much to pay

Recession Coffee puts gourmet coffee within reach for any budget

Anyone can afford to get their caffeine fix at Recession Coffee—after all, it’s up to the customer how much to pay. The new concept store, which opened earlier this year and was founded by Charles Paw, shares its space with Digital Walker ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | September 02, 2016 07:00:00
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FranchiseTalk: 5 coffee shop strategies from Singapore's Joe & Dough

The brand arrives at the Philippines, aiming to perk things up

Over the past decade, coffee shops have become a common fixture in our urban landscape. From international coffee giants such as Starbucks to homegrown coffee stalwarts such as Bo's Coffee, these coffee shops aim to provide the average Filipino worker their daily ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 03, 2016 03:00:00