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Anyone here ever worked at Starbucks? What was that like?
The Gnomon
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Joined: May 01, 2007
Posts: 1293
From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2008-07-07 07:24 am   Permalink

Wherever you go, a little in-depth background knowledge couldn't hurt.

When I was living in Colombia I did a study of el cafeto (coffee bush) which focused on how Colombia managed to cultivate the best in the world (altitude, soil, sun, temperatures, avoiding diseases, growing, harvesting, drying, etc.), but they also know plenty about brewing.

If you can speak Spanish, you'll glean some useful info from this site:
National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. You can access an English version page from there, but the Spanish site is better if you can handle charlando en castillanito.

Kreskin was amazing. Said so himself.

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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 446
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2008-07-07 07:52 am   Permalink

I was thinking of starting a Hemp farm. Very versatile stuff...Hemp.

I would not worry about the 600 closings, Thats only a few blocks worth of stores in New York. They are closing the poor performers but still building and opening stores in strong market areas. The closings will serve to make them a stronger company and there shares rose .72 as a result of the announcement. Market saturation was the biggest reason for the closing and the pinch on gas is giving everyone a reality check on their spending habits. If you are looking to open a coffee shop I would suggest diversifying. We have a local Bikes & Java, Books and Coffee is an obvious one but I would Niche it with rare old books and first covers, or something off the wall.... Tikis and Java served in tiki coffe mugs.

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