The Coffee Shop is not all about coffee and smoothies. It’s about business. A lot of hard work goes into making the coffee shop run smoothly, and Mrs. Foutch put Junior Jacey Centola as a student manager to ensure that the whole process keeps running smoothly. The coffee shop provides students with a morning boost to their day, but the coffee shop also teaches the students about how hard it is to work at a job.
The shop offers a wide-variety of products that change often with the changing year. From seasonal drinks, beef sticks, cake pops and other items, the coffee shop has what you need to get your day started off right.
The coffee shop is managed by FBLA, but you do not have to be a part of FBLA to work in the coffee shop. That means that trust plays a significant role in making the dream work: trusting employees, customers, and reliable machinery.
Trust is a big part in owning any business and the coffee shop is no different from any other business. Mrs. Foutch explains, “ I used to worry about people stealing at first, that is why there are locks on everything and a security camera, but luckily we have had wonderful students who have been trustworthy and really stepped up to ensure that the coffee shop doesn’t lose products and that the register till is correct at the end of the day.”
But business aside, working in the coffee shop is a lot of fun. Manager Jacey Centola said, “I love working in the Coffee Shop. I’ve worked in the Coffee Shop since freshman year and now I get to work there as Manager. Helping Mrs. Foutch, getting new experiences, and teaching new members to work the coffee shop has been a great experience for me and I hope that more people take to it and help out when they can. It only works if we all work together as a school.”
Each year the coffee shop keeps improving. Last year, Mr. Meadows upgraded the electrical boxes to the shop, so we don’t have to keep resetting breakers and this year there are plans to install a new water line, so we don’t have to keep refilling bottles of water. They have also added a new restocking crew that Jacey and a few others help with to ensure that the coffee shop has everything that they need to make it happen.
If you haven’t stopped by the coffee shop, stop by and help support our school and programs. Feel free to make suggestions and participate in working in the shop to help improve the coffee shop. It only works if you work it.
Story by Jessica Born, The Bolt Online Writer