Coffee Franchise Opportunities: Five points to watch out for a Perfect One

The Coffee World is expanding and is demanding some motivated and passionate entrepreneurs to join the squad and take the coffee experience to new levels. There are certainly two choices either to go for an individual business or opt for a franchise. People have a misconception that going for a Franchise will mean loss of freedom. But this is totally false. The franchise companies emerging these days offer complete freedom and control of the franchisee. Be it an event management franchise or coffee franchise, there are certain points to watch out for while selecting a franchise. Let’s dig them.

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Point1: Is it for you?

Read more about franchise, check out the concepts, talk to your friends about what all things are required for running a franchise business. Do check the company profile, is it the right one you want to select? Do you have the right kind of business acumen, dedication, commitment level and motivation which they want?

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Point 2: Evaluate the Franchisor

Once you have finalized the business, then next step is to look out for the companies offering franchise and evaluate them. There are many franchise options available across the world. It’s not only about money or taste of the coffee but also how comfortable are you with their rules and regulations. How the franchise train the employees? Do they offer help in case you are in some problem? All these things matter a lot.

Point 3: Check the Vision of the Franchisor

One another aspect to look for us that just check what is the ultimate growth of the franchisor. If his goal is to grow along with his franchisees, then this opportunity is not to be left. Grab it right away. But in case, the franchisor only believes in getting his company established globally and have no growth plans or strategies for the enrolled franchisees, then leave it. Serve less but serve the best should be the aim.

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Point 4: Legal side of franchising

There will be a lot of legalities involved while officially getting a franchise. You must read the documents very carefully and understand all the implication of violation of any rules set by the franchisor.

There is always a plus point involved while taking up any franchise over starting a new business from scratch. The risk involved is much lower as compared to other individual business. Moreover, you don’t have to spend a single penny on the marketing and promotional campaign. The company bears it all. Even if you are a novice in business, these companies impart proper training to you and your staff as your success is theirs too.

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Java Times Caffee provides an excellent online business franchise opportunity to join hands in serving the community with the much loved beverage: COFFEE. Java Times Caffe keeps on adding new varieties along with innovative techniques to attract the customer so that the franchisees can also enjoy a rewarding business.  Explore for an incredible business opportunity which imparts full freedom and believes in success to all.

Have a Refreshing Treat in this Summer with Delicious Coffee Toffee Banana Bread and Chocolate Coffee Granola

Many of us love a morning cup of Joe, but coffee is much more than the just waking up. No one thinks twice about Coffee as a drink, but the moment you add Coffee to a food recipe, suddenly the dish is considered super exotic and delicious. Coffee’s aroma and bitterness makes it a perfect complement to sweet, bold or nutty ingredients.

Hope you all want to try out something new in this summer. These recipes will definitely uplift your mood and energize you in the approaching summers. So, let me tell you some mouth watering and yummy recipes made from coffee.

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Coffee Toffee Banana Bread

Banana bread has a sweet bitter taste along with toffee taste that makes it a little more special than regular banana bread. It tastes just like professional bakery cakes products.

Ingredients:

3 large mashed bananas

1/2 cup coffee

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup wheat flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp instant espresso

1/4 cup olive oil

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1-1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix banana and coffee in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk all remaining ingredients. Whisk olive oil and brown sugar in other bowl. Add eggs one at a time and add vanilla essence and the banana-coffee mixture and stir until combined.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon or a spatula until just incorporated.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool down. Then, slice it neatly.

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The result is moist banana bread with a fun flavor twist that goes perfectly with your morning coffee.

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Chocolate Coffee-Almond Granola

 

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Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup coffee syrup

1 tbsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp instant espresso powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup almond meal

1 cup sliced almonds

2 cups oats

1 cup chocolate covered coffee beans

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, blend butter with sugar until smooth. Then mix in the coffee syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt. Add almond meal, sliced almonds and oats in it. Pour the granola mixture onto the baking sheet. It should be about ½-inch thick. Roast in the preheated oven until the edges become golden brown. Keep the granola bars in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

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You can still make this if you don’t get the coffee syrup. Instead you can use ½ cup dark maple syrup and add an extra tablespoon of the espresso powder.

All these ingredients are readily available in the market. With the coming of online coffee stores, purchasing has been never so easy. You can buy chocolate online with just a mouse click. 

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For more such recipes visit http://javatimescaffe.com/blog and don’t forget to share your experience in the comment section below.

4 Remarkable and Impressive Coffee Recipes: Espresso Martini, Mocha Margarita, Mint Mojito and Horchata Coffee Cocktail

Gone are the days when a simple cup of hot coffee was served after the meals just like Classic Mexican Coffee, Spanish Coffee and Irish One. People are still fond of them but the new generation is more attracted over cocktails. Cocktails are special kind of Alchemy which creates a smooth and magical effect when coffee and alcohol get engaged over ice. Coffee does the work of adding a bitter yet chocolaty effect to the iced-alcohol. This refreshing drink is responsible for the resurgence of coffee cocktails in the coffee market. Initially, cocktail was used by college students for late study nights but now this trend has turned into an entirely new genre of libations which ranges from cold brew concoctions to spiked espresso shots.

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I will share with you three cocktail recipes and one Iced Coffee Drink. Horchata Coffee, Espresso Martini and Mocha margarita are shaken Cocktails while Mint Mojito is a perfect iced coffee for non-alcohol drinkers.

Shaker

Before moving ahead I would like to tell about equipment used for shaking. You can use a cocktail shaker or a sturdy jar. I prefer using cobbler-style shaker set as suggested by Mixologist website. As the shaker is made from stainless steel, there is no risk of breaking the glass and above all, steel helps to chill the drink incredibly fast.

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Regarding which coffee to use, I would recommend using an espresso or extremely strong coffee. It is indeed the quality and flavor of coffee which can drastically enhance the flavor and taste of final product.

So, Let’s Begin exploring the delicacy of coffee.

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1.     Horchata Coffee Cocktail: A refreshing mix of rum, Horchata, coffee and cinnamon.

Taste of Horchata is more like sweet coconut milk. Yes!! It’s a milky drink made from ground almonds, rice and tigernuts.  It is available easily in the grocery stores and is found in both liquid and powder form. You can make it at home as well.

Ingredients:

2 ounces Horchata
1 ounce rum (either white or dark)
3 ounces of espresso or strong coffee
Grounded cinnamon
Crushed ice
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Combine all the ingredients except cinnamon powder in a cocktail shaker and SHAKE!!! SHAKE!!! SHAKE!!!! Now strain it in a glass (6-8 ounce capacity) over ice. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder over it and serve Chilled.

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2.     Mocha Margarita: An energizing combination of tequila, espresso and chocolate Ice cream

This is again a very easy recipe and is prepared in just 3 minutes. Let’s look at the ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 ounces espresso or very strong coffee
1 ounce white tequila
½ cup softened chocolate ice cream
Crushed Ice
Salt and sugar mixture
Procedure:

Take a 6 ounce glass and rub its rim gently with tequila. Now invert it and dip it in the mixture of salt and sugar to coat properly. Now take all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker (except sugar and salt mixture) and shake it well until the ice cream gets lump-free and is in a pourable condition. Now serve it chilled in the Margarita Glass you prepared.

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3.     Espresso Martini: Fell in love with this classic combination of coffee and vodka topped with java with a touch of sweetness.

This classic recipe is well known in creating a refreshing impact on the drinker. Espresso Martini requires a perfect blend of vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. People on diet or who are saving calories can even enjoy this with or without sugar. This cocktail serves as a base for various variations of cocktail recipes made by adding different flavor syrups or chocolates or ice-creams.

I fact, if you are not having a simple syrup, you can easily prepare it at home. Quickly mix hot water with equal parts of sugar and allow it to cool. Syrup is ready!!!

Ingredients:

2 ounces espresso or very strong coffee
1 ounce coffee liqueur
3 coffee beans (for topping)
1 ounce Vodka
Crushed Ice
½ ounce simple syrup
Procedure:

Combine all the ingredients in the shaker except the three coffee beans. Shake it vigorously and strain it in a martini glass. Top it with three coffee beans and serve Chilled!!!

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4.     Mint Mojito: A perfect cup of iced coffee for non cocktail drinkers

Well I use some specific tools for making this magical drink. These are:

Equipments:

Chemex 6 cup
Pour over coffee maker
Water kettle
Coffee filter
Muddler
Gram scale (to get the precision of ingredients)
Ingredients:

60 grams medium roasted freshly ground coffee
2 cups of ice
500 ml water
Fresh mint leaves
4 tsp sugar
Milk
Procedure:

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Add ice to your mug
Add coffee to the filter and shake the coffee dripper for even settling of coffee
Pre-infuse the coffee and finish off the brewing process.
Muddle together mint leaves (say 10 leaves) and raw sugar until they are crushed and fragrant.
Add coffee into a pitcher and then add sugar and mint concoction and stir it continuously.
Add ice and top it with a creamy layer of milk and few mint leaves.
Serve Chilled.
To make it tastier you have to be a little patient then. The more the coffee stays in the mug, the more delicious it turned out to be. In fact, keeping the sugar and mint concoction for few minutes in the refrigerator is worth a try.

I hope you enjoyed all the four recopies and Let me know in the comment section below.

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If this Continues, Starbucks may lose out completely in the Hands of Competitors

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, made a quirky proclamation last year that Starbuck’s huge lifespan is a 20 chapter book and they are still on chapter 4 or 5. Howard used this metaphor to throw light on coffee-shop’s bright future and the best coffee service provider worldwide but one has to tell Mr. Schultz that it the chapter 5, where the twist and turns begin.

If this was all true (as said by Mr CEO) then how to justify the closing of 600 stores worldwide? The reason given was that Starbucks wanted to put breaks on the exponential growth strategy. Isn’t that weird?  What about the decline in market share to 11 % (which is indeed a huge figure) as tracked by xAd Inc.? Let’s go deeper and find out Why Starbucks is losing out on customers? And if this continues then I am afraid to say the company may have a dark future.

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Reason 1: Highly Priced

The dissatisfaction is been increasing day by day even among the loyal customers. The items like sandwiches and salads are priced very high as compared to other chains. The pretzel ham and cheese which was quite reasonable, was called off by some Chief financial officer due to lesser profits it was offering. It seems Starbucks is now running some bureaucratic culture. The actual Starbucks experience has been lost somewhere.

Reason 2: Quality is getting de-graded

Starbucks is losing control of its brand due to ubiquity. Starbucks is available almost at every airport, hospital and numerous corporate cafeterias. Managing out on quality at such places is difficult. The good Starbucks memories are turning pale and sour with this kind of culture where at every nick and corner you find a small Starbuck café.

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Reason 3: High attrition rate among employees

Poor staff morale is reflected on their faces. The staff members are prefer going to the competitors like Barista, McDonald’s. It has also been noticed that from the past few years the either the staff is not well trained or they lack technical knowledge about coffee.

Reason 4: No lucrative offers and Mobile ordering delays

Starbucks Corp is facing heavy competition in the market. Locational survey suggests that a huge drift has been noticed towards other chains. Delays on mobile ordering are creating hiccups for the company. They even don’t offer any free service or offers to attract the customers. People prefer a place where they get free/ unlimited Wi-Fi signals or some free cups to relish. They lack in this and if all this continues, there will be a future without Starbucks.

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There are lot more other reasons like they have replaced the comfortable chairs and wooden tables with the stainless steel ones. The impact is more of an Office than a café.

Javatimescaffe is catching up the coffee market and people love and enjoy the tea, coffee and chocolate over other Mexican Coffee Shop.The ambience is perfect for a Date, get-together or a business meeting. They have an unbeatable record in customer satisfaction. For more information on JTC outlet near your place, visit http://javatimescaffe.com/.

 

FUNDAMENTALS TO OPEN A COFFEE SHOP

The idea of starting a business is a wonderful one.  If the decision is taken with confidence, it is the stepping stone of one’s success.  Mere having confidence is not enough.  There are some basic fundamentals to be followed to open a coffee shop.

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You want to open a coffee shop, you should first like the taste of coffee.  It is not that someone wanting to do business for instance, liquor should have the habit of drinking it.  No….. I feel Coffee is one such beverage that can be had by anyone (of course avoid giving it to children).

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Being a coffee lover myself, I feel coffee is a good refreshing beverage. Coffee can be bifurcated as caffeine and decaffeine. Normally, Coffee consists of a substance called caffeine which is not good for people with health complications.  On the other hand, decaffeine coffee comes without the caffeine content. Nowadays, decaffeine coffee is available in market.  This sort of coffee is suitable for people who are health conscious.

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You want to open a coffee shop, there are some basic fundamentals you need to study and take appropriate action.

 

  • Open a coffee shop of your own: Opening your own coffee shop means you are the boss. You need to work from the scratch i.e., investing, developing the business etc. As long as the business is legal, you are not bound to any obligations.

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  • Become a Coffee Shop Franchisee: Becoming a Coffee Shop Franchisee means you are the boss but you will working for a coffee brand as the company will provide you the raw material, knowhow and other support. Your only job is to manage the show. You will become part of the brand progress and hence will be bound to follow the rules and regulations of the parent unit.

 

  • Certifications from concerned Health Departments: This is very important point to the taken care of. No matter you open your own shop or take a franchise, proper and appropriate certification from health department is a must.

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  • Investment: This again depends on whether you want to open your own coffee shop or become franchisee.  In case you opt for opening your own shop, then based on your financial level, you can start with a small amount and gradually improve your business.

In case of becoming franchisee, then also you will have to invest but this will be limited to shop premises and other expenses.  The basic raw materials will be supplied by the parent unit.

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  • Publicity of your coffee shop: You want to succeed in coffee business, then study the market perfectly. You should be aware of the coffee related products, the promotions given by competitors, new innovations in coffee preparations etc.  I don’t say you should imply everything into your business, but awareness is always good. It always helps you to take necessary actions.  Developing a good social network is always the first priority.

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The above mentioned points were just to help you take appropriate decision.  But in case you want any sort of guidance, you can approach Java Times Caffe http://javatimescaffe.com/. They are always ready to impart excellent support and guidance.