The Business of Running a Coffee Shop

This week, we turn the tables — our host, Carrie Rollwagen, becomes the guest this week as she answers listener questions about running a coffee shop. Alana Harmond interviews Carrie about her time opening and co-managing Church Street Coffee & Books in Mountain Brook. The two discuss how to build a menu, how to make money running a coffee shop — they even get into the saga of the famous Breakup Cookie.

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About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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