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  • 1.  Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi, 

    We are planning to set up a coffee shop at business school and let students run it.

    Do you have any experience/suggestions how to do it right? For example, students' responsibilities and liabilities, and how to motivate students to participate, etc.

    Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.


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    Dalong Ma
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley CO
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  • 2.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago
    I believe Loyola University Chicago has a student-run coffee shop. 

    Be well,

    Kevin P. Taylor






  • 3.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago
    Edited by Jeffrey Pollack 16 days ago
    Hi Dalong,

    I think Syracuse has a student run coffee shop as well. A really good one if I remember correctly.. I think it's called People's Place Café. 

    Great coffee and very affordable as well.


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    Griffin W. Cottle
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth





  • 4.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago

    The University of Dayton has been a leader in this area, and they specifically have a student-run coffee kiosk.

     

    See:

    https://www.flyerenterprises.com/

     

    Neil Kane

    University of Notre Dame

     

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  • 5.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 15 days ago
    One more to add to the list is Saint Louis University's Fresh Gatherings Cafe + Farm at:
    https://www.freshgatheringscafe.com/ 
    They run two locations now. They do a great job!


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    Jerome Katz
    Brockhaus Chair in Entrepreneurship
    Saint Louis University
    jerome.katz@slu.edu
    314.302.0641
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  • 6.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi Dalong,

    North Central College in Naperville IL has a student-run coffee lab that focuses on sustainable and fair-trade supply chains. Some details are here: https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/coffee-lab.

    The coffee lab is supervised by Prof. Thalman, whose contact details are here: https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/profile/gathalmann

    Best,
    Chetan Chawla

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    Chetan Chawla
    Associate Professor
    North Central College
    Naperville IL
    (857) 389-6677
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  • 7.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi
    University of Nebraska Omaha has one run by the Entrepreneurship students in the lobby of the business school. Contact Dale that runs the Entrepreneurship Center. He is very helpful.
    Dianne Welsh

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    Dianne Welsh
    Distinguished Professor
    Univ. of North Carolina - Greensboro
    Greensboro NC
    (336) 256-8507
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  • 8.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Dalong,

    We have one at Appalachian State in the lobby of the business college. It's set up as a 501c3 and we partner with a local coffee roaster for beans etc... More info and some contacts can be found here: https://entrepreneurship.appstate.edu/clubs/beans-2-brew

    Good luck!

    -Steven

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    Steven Creek
    Assistant Professor
    Appalachian State University
    Boone NC
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  • 9.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello. One thing to consider. When College of Charleston students opened their in-the-business-school coffee shop, they ran into a roadblock from the external food service provider for the university. Apparently, the contract extended to "all campus buildings." So in the best entrepreneurial tradition, they began by selling coffee cups, then filling each cup once for free. Check with your university contracts officer first.

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    Kelly Shaver
    Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Emeritus
    College of Charleston
    Charleston, SC 29401
    shaverk@cofc.edu
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  • 10.  RE: Students run institution owned coffee shop/store

    Posted 13 days ago
    Indiana Wesleyan University has an award winning one that is the second or third highest grossing one in the state but in terms of finances it is an example of what NOT to do.  A former President changed the structure so that 30% of gross revenues goes to the organization that runs the school's cafeteria which makes it so that the coffee shop can't actually operate at a net profit.

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    Shawn Carraher
    University of Texas
    Richardson TX
    (972) 883-7513
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