Specialty Coffee Retailer

Specialty Coffee Retailer February 2014

Specialty Coffee Retailer is a publication for owners, managers and employees of retail outlets that sell specialty coffee. Its scope includes best sales practices, supplies, business trends and anything else to assist the small coffee retailer.

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February 2014 • www.specialty-coffee.com | 15 all the other cancer patients going through chemo just like my dad. And I asked them, "Does anyone want anything? I'm going for co ee…and I've got his wallet!" People laughed, like I was making a joke out of having my dad's wallet, which I didn't, by the way. And I took a few orders and brought back some co ees that day. My dad had an eight-week course of treatment, and every Wednesday at 10 a.m. I asked the people if they wanted co ee. I brought back co ees every week. When my dad was done with treatment and I took him home, I asked him, "We've had a lot of fun bringing co ees to people the last few weeks. Should I keep doing this every week?" And he said, "Yeah, go ahead." And I did. SCR: And you've kept it up for seven years! You've even added two additional locations to your weekly route: the Rose Cancer Center and CARE House of Oakland County, which advocates for neglected and abused children. How do you keep it going? Dewey: I'm not saying it's fate, but I feel like this is something I'm supposed to be doing. And I'm blessed. ese people are going through chemo, and it's awful. e doctors and nurses who treat them are angels. I'm blessed to even be allowed in there. SCR: How are you nancing all of this? Dewey: Well, between the three locations, I'm usually buying 80 to 90 drinks a week. It adds up to about $250 per week. At rst I was using some of my own money to do it, which I was happy to do. But then a er a while, my co ee runs started getting some media attention. at's when the donations started coming in. ose donors have helped sustain the D V P B J W H. Simply Sweet & Savory Salted Caramel Sauce We craft our gourmet sauces with the finest of ingredients. PhillipsSyrup.com 800.350.8443 Call for a sample! Phillips Specialty Coffee Caramel 3.25x4.875 FNL.indd 1 1/29/14 12:34 PM Spring Is Blooming Specialty Coffee Importers 800-745-8738 www.thetaridgecoffee.com 14-16 coffee break SCR0214.indd 15 2/6/2014 12:14:43 PM

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