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Coffee Shop:  Business Strategies

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Mr. B'd Coffee Shop "Tips 'N Tricks"

How much money can you make running a coffee shop for 2 weeks?  Can you find the best recipe and price to make as much as you can in 14 days.  The secret is to find a recipe that balances the ingredients into an appealing blend and to sell it at a reasonable price that doesn't cost more than your materials' cost of the day.  What works best may vary,

Here is one recipe that will give you a successful start.  Buy as much material each day as you can afford.  Don’t worry, if you slightly overspend by buying too much for the day.  You will lose much more money if you run out of material part during the day and have to stop selling coffee.

Open up the "Recipe" tab in the "Preparation" menu that appears at the beginning of every day.  Look at the three tabs available: the coffee tab on top, the milk tab in the middle and the sugar tab on the bottom.

Left click on the "Coffee" tab and slide it to the right to make your coffee stronger. Stop at about 3 teaspoons to 3.5 teaspoons. This creates a strong blend coffee that isn't too strong for the average customer.

Drag your "Milk" tab to about 1.3. Leave it here to help blend milk with your coffee at a slightly under even rate. Add this much milk to smooth the taste of the coffee for the average customer.

Click and drag the "Sugar" tab to about 2.8 to make your coffee sweet. This drink will appeal to a wider range of potential buyers.

Find the "Price" tab underneath the recipe tab and drag it to about $2 or $2.50. Increase the price of your coffee as the week progresses to make more money via word of mouth customers.  Remember, at real coffee shops, people pay $5 or more for their favorite cup of joe.

Keep an eye on what potential customers think as they walk by and keep an eye on what your customers think right after they taste your coffee. Adjust your price and recipe to maximize profits, but be sure to keep your customers happy!

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