Two Mistakes That Can Affect the Quality of the Food and Drink You Serve in Your Cafe
It's important to ensure that every drink and meal you provide your cafe customers with is consistently fresh, delicious and properly prepared. If they notice a decline in the quality of the items they buy from you, they will probably stop visiting your cafe. Here are some of the mistakes that could potentially have a negative impact on the quality of the food and drink that you sell on your premises.
Failing to replace the cartridges in your coffee machine's water filter system on a regular basis
Most modern coffee machines feature water filters. This type of filter helps to ensure that the coffee that is made with this appliance is unaffected by any limescale or other impurities in the water that is poured into the machine.
One mistake that a lot of cafe owners make is failing to regularly replace the cartridges in their coffee machine's water filter system. If you make this mistake, the aforementioned impurities will remain in the water and the coffee may be less palatable and visually appealing.
As such, it's vital to replace this component regularly. It's worth noting that if you run a very busy cafe and your machine is used to prepare dozens of coffees every day, the water filter cartridge will get clogged up and become ineffective at a far faster rate than if you ran a very quiet cafe that only sold a few coffees each day.
The cartridge may also need to be replaced more frequently if your business premises are in an area that is known to have hard water, as the limescale deposits will quickly accumulate on this component and reduce its functionality.
Switching to a less expensive supplier when ordering ingredients for your meals
Most business owners like to find ways to reduce the cost of operating their enterprises. However, some attempts to save money can actually damage a business owner's enterprise in the long run.
One mistake that could cause problems for your business is switching to a less expensive ingredient supplier. It's important to note that suppliers who charge less for their food ingredients usually do so because the quality of their foods is lower than that of the food sold by high-end suppliers.
As such, if you switch to a cheaper supplier, you may notice that, for example, the fruit and vegetables are either unripe or over-ripe (which will negatively affect their texture, flavour and appearance) or that the meats are watery, bland or filled with gristle.
This will then result in the meals you prepare for your customers with these ingredients tasting far less flavoursome than they did before. This, in turn, could lead to these customers sending their food back, asking for refunds and deciding not to dine at your cafe anymore.