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Is the rise of home baristas and better home coffee equipment killing cafes?

Is the rise in the cost of living and cost of coffee making you think twice about that cup of joe? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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In Episode 6 of the Home Barista Podcast, I'm tackling a hotly debated topic in the coffee industry: is the rise of home baristas and better home coffee equipment killing cafes?

With the increasing popularity of home brewing and the availability of high-quality and affordable equipment, more and more people are turning to home brewing rather than visiting cafes. This is causing a decline in business for cafes, cafe owners, coffee roasters, and restaurants.

In this episode, I share thoughts from industry experts that I spoke to around this topic to understand the extent of the problem and the reasons behind it. I'll also be sharing some thoughts on how I believe cafes facing these challenges can and maybe should adapt to the changing market.

If you're a cafe owner, coffee roaster, or restaurant, this episode is essential listening. You'll gain valuable insights from me as a customer into the current situation.

Whether you're a business owner or a coffee enthusiast, you won't want to miss this episode. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing cafes and learn about the actions that can be taken to support them.

Don't miss out on this informative and thought-provoking episode of the Home Barista Podcast, where we explore the question, is the rise of home baristas and better home coffee equipment killing cafes? and what can be done to help them out? So, tune in and join the conversation!

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