Coffee Shop Logistics List

This page lists all of the potential logistics problems that need to be overcome in order to get this idea to work. Please comment below, or email Steve with solutions.

  • Security
    • There are three doors in the Nicholas Room:
      • Outside door. – Might need to be re-done with, of course, an extra-sturdy lock and door that is easier to open.
      • Door to hall/cloister. – Must be lockable.
      • Door to Children’s Chapel. – Must be lockable.
    • Cash handling:
      • In the normal manner that cash is handled for plate offerings?
      • Cash deliveries can be made to the office.
  • Point Of Sale
    • Purchasing used iPads with PayPal or Square may be most efficient.
    • Paired with a used bluetooth cash box and receipt printer.
    • Other possibilities?
  • Staffing
    • We would need a Capo Barista (“Manager”), full time, or two part-time Capos to ensure that someone is on staff at all times. He/she/they will need to be food safe certified as per NJ law.
    • We would need enough Baristas to handle customers. Probably part time work, but we can see what our needs are.
    • Who handles hiring decisions?
  • Janitorial
    • The dedicated staff should take care of all janitorial.
    • Let’s not add to Brian’s burden.
  • Regular Coffee Hours
    • Have normal coffee hour faire set up in a specific area.
    • Encourage it to be an “in-between space” and mingling.
    • The counter can still be open for specialty drinks, etc.
  • Scheduling Events
    • Noise levels for Childrens’ Chapel
      • Reduce offerings during meetings?
      • Purchase quieter equipment (it does exist)?
      • Needs a better solution.
    • The actual Nicholas Room space should be scheduled like any other space through the Office.
  • Equipment and Set-Up Costs (see this page)
    • We need a 3-basin sink and a grease trap to be good with NJ.
  • Licenses, etc.
    • Food certifications?
    • Inspections?
    • Capacity certificate?
  • Business Implementation
    • Do we run it directly as part of the Church?
    • Do we set up a separate company, owned by the church that rents the space?
  • What Else?