Why did I love this book?
This is the book that started it all. I devoured it on my train commute to my university campus and it really did make opening a coffee shop seem straightforward! Coffee Republic was also a favourite cafe of mine when living in the UK. The Hashemi siblings recount their many pitfalls and mistakes made along the way so the reader can learn from them. The book is entertaining and authentic, it is easy to empathise with the authors, and it’s a simple read for anyone looking for first-hand experiences of starting a coffee business from scratch.