It’s a great time to open up a coffee shop. According to the National Coffee Association, the coffee drinking trend is growing, and it’s projected to continue. That means the market has a need for more goods, coffee, and pastry items.
As you begin your research into this growing industry, make sure you also research the right equipment. It can make all the difference in the success of your business. Here are some of the top pieces of equipment you should consider purchasing, along with a Point-of-Sale (POS) system, before your grand opening.
You can’t run a coffee shop without automatic drip coffee makers. These are a must! Your busiest time will most likely be mornings. Make sure your coffee makers are robust enough to meet the demand, and can make large amounts of coffee at once.
Many coffee drinkers like to have some element of espresso in their morning cup. Espresso machines can get pretty pricey. That’s why it’s important to understand what makes the best espresso, so when you are shopping around you can find the best value and best priced machine.
Coffee experts will tell you that the best coffee comes when the beans are freshly ground. That first impression of your coffee to your new clientele needs to be fresh. You’ll want to make sure you invest in an industrial grinder to ensure the freshest coffee and best aromas.
Refrigerators, Display Cases, Blenders, Misc.
No doubt you’ll have to have dairy on hand. You’ll need to keep it refrigerated. You’ll also need refrigeration in your display cases where you might showcase other grab-and-go drinks like orange juice, tea, milk, etc. Blenders, shelving, containers, pumps, barista coffee-making tools are just some other miscellaneous items that can’t be forgotten either.
Most business owners with a brick and mortar shop will tell you it’s wise to consider security equipment, mainly for the proper oversight of your employees. One way to do that is to integrate your POS with your cameras. For example, with Bepoz you can set your surveillance system to record POS data capture. Meaning anything that is rung up in the register has its corresponding receipt information displayed and recorded on top of the video from the camera watching the register. That way you can quickly audit all transactions like voids, discounts, refunds, etc. This will keep your employees honest knowing they are being recorded.
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And last, but certainly not least, you can’t forget about the brain of your business, the tool that can help you watch your shop when you can’t—a quality POS system. It does more than just make sales transactions. A Bepoz POS can keep track of your inventory, manage your customer relations, provide customized reports and analytics, and so much more.
If you are considering opening up a coffee shop, make sure you have the right equipment when it comes to making the best coffee. While a POS system doesn’t have much to do with the taste, it certainly can make your entire day run a lot smoother. Consider Bepoz’s Coffee Shop POS System. Call today to set up your demo.