Cafe Coach - Rita Zhang

As Australia’s first Cafe Coach, Rita Zhang has helped over one hundred people to successfully buy, build and sell their cafes and coffee shops. She recently helped one client save over $55,000 in the purchase of their cafe. Rita has been in cafe industry for over 10 years. She has owned 6 different cafes herself, buying, building and selling each one at a profit.

Rita’s businesses and successes are featured in Australia National and local newspapers with regular columns in a number of community newspapers including industry magazine Café Culture Magazine And Bean Scene Magazine. She also shares her wisdom on local radio as an expert providing encouragement and answers for coffee shop owners wanting to learn how to make their business work successfully.

One of Rita’s hottest, most in demand topics and consulting specialties is — “Cafe Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp” in which she shares her experience and knowledge of the industry. Most importantly, she shares the mistakes she made so that anyone wanting to enter the cafe industry can immediately benefit from her learning. She gets rave reviews from the people who acquire and use her Systems and Strategies.

Rita has an extensive background in operating cafes and has been recognised as one of the best by peers and critics.

Home Barista Institute has been a joint venture partner with Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to host the popular annual “Home Barista Championship” in the March’s “Celebrate the Bean Festival” event. In 2009, the festival was attended by 60,000 people.

Rita has been involved in coffee Judging for the Australian National Barista Championships with AASCA (AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association).

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