Frank has brought old world Italian traditions and recipes to meet the market need for premium coffees. The first is the need to develop the finest coffee available. The second requirement to develop a top notch customer service organization that exceeds customer expectations. The last element is to employ strict financial controls.
Like most similar situations, things quickly turned sour for the business when the love went away a year later. Now the couple is fighting more than they are selling and this is ruining the business.
Marcus is becoming quite the pro in mending businesses as well as emotional relationships so he really has his work cut out in this episode.
With the business relationship of owners, Becky and John straining and the business debts mounting, time is running out for West End Coffee Company. The market for freshly grounded gourmet coffee is huge and Marcus believes that if he can keep the couple from fighting constantly and start to act as a team, there is a lot of money to be made.
Marcus arrives at the West End Coffee Company production facility and immediately catches the smell of freshly grounded coffee.
However, just a few seconds later, we immediately hear John and Becky arguing about something. I can imagine how exciting it is for the employees having to hear personal relationship matters whenever their bosses are in a fight. The couple suspends arguing to welcome Marcus to the business premises and take him for a tour.
They show him their storefront space and explain to him how the business works. As well as shipping to individual clients, West End Coffee Company has its products in big grocery stores like Wholefoods and Earthfair. Marcus is not impressed with this, he believes that a business should have a long lease so it can know what its immediate future is.
Marcus tastes a few coffee seeds and asks Becky and John how they learnt how to roast coffee. They both reply that they have not yet had the time to learn the process and Marcus is shocked.
A business owner should know the basic details about how the business is running and its processes. In West End Coffee Company, there is a master coffee roaster who stayed with them when Becky and John bought the business. So Marcus gets introduced to Bryan. Marcus tells Bryan to turn on the coffee roasting machine, he wants to see how its done and get a chance to try it out.
He asks John if they get the coffee from the source or from a distributor, John tells him they get it from a distributor. This is a huge amount and John and Becky should have gotten this sorted out a long time ago.
Marcus also asked how much coffee West End Coffee Company can roast a week if the production facility was running on a full day shift basis, he is told that they could roast aboutpounds per year.
He, however, needs to understand why there is tension between owners Becky and John. So he asks them how they met.I am pretty sure Lemonis still owns 51% of the business. He is just not going to help them manage it.
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