From concept to build out, Clark Le Compte leads a close group of seasoned professionals in providing experienced extra eyes and hands on your project. A freshly minted dream or established business looking to grow, cafe building can be daunting, and mistakes costly. Avoid common, expensive errors and delays by letting us look over your floor plans, help create budgets, and advise on equipment.

Services Include:

Articulation of goals and business plan development

Example Profit and Loss sheets

Projected build out costs

Start up costs

Assistance with bar design and functionality

Equipment and cost analysis

Creating a menu that reflects your unique ideas along with corresponding drink recipes

Smallwares selection

Branding review

Website and content creation

Private label solutions

Roasting coffee and adding a wholesale business to the cafe


Staff & Service

Staff and Service development and maintenance will always be the most important element in your planning. The most beautiful and well designed cafe will fail if customers are not well served, especially in this highly competitive arena. Get ahead of the competition with:

Services Include:

Planning for competitions

Barista and staff training

Interviewing and hiring help

Employee structure

Job descriptions

Template employee manuals



For roasters, questions and issues arise well beyond and very different from those of cafe operations. For you, there are targeted services:

Services Include:

Analyzing roast curves

Developing roast profiles for your various products

Assistance with product development and sourcing (if needed)

Wholesale market strategies

Working with importers

Planning your offerings

Blend creation for espresso and filter

Bespoke Packages & on site Consulting

Need a service not offered here? Need on site cafe planning or training for baristas and roasters? Our bespoke packages allow for tackling larger or more complex problems and challenges. We’ll start with an initial discussion, in person, via Skype, or by phone, and get your needs analyzed. Together, we will create a plan to deliver on your project goals, within budget, on time. Follow-up services are also available. Few things are out of our scope but if we feel your project falls outside our portfolio, we can direct and connect you to the right professional resources.

Speaker Services

Clark Le Compte is an experienced and engaging speaker, available for public speaking, industry event presentations, panel discussions, podcasts, and radio.

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