How to Brew Success

In a series of stories called New Beginnings, a local coffee house owner gives his secrets to a thriving business in this tough economy.

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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters imports raw organic coffee beans and roasts them on site.
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Regular customers are often known by their first names.
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Bird Rock Coffee Roaster's Chuck Patton left his teaching career to open up a thriving coffee house in La Jolla.
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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters says the key to good business is to provide a nice expereience for its customers every time they order their espresso or coffee drink.
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Barista Colleen O'Connor makes a latte at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.
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Latte with a heart design at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.
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Coffee beans spinning around in the roaster.
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Coffee Roaster Tony Gomez carefully monitors the roasting of raw beans at the coffee house.
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