This New entrepreneur is passionate about
coffee. Katarzyna Szatańska graduated in Business and
Management from the University of Warsaw where she learnt about opportunities and threats to entrepreneurs. For a long time she was thinking about running a small business to combine her work andinterests. Setting up a café seemed like the perfect solution for someone who did not enjoy
working in corporations. So when she applied to the programme she expected to learn about the café and
contribute to Poland’s dynamic and changing market thanks to the experience she would get.
Florence-based Francesco Sanapo, the self-declared "biggest coffee lover”,
owner of "Ditta Artigianale” since 2013, was
inspired by the third wave coffee movement to display coffee as an example of exquisite
Italian craftsmanship. Francesco introduced the NE to the secrets of quality
coffee, the aspects of stock and space management and marketing. Katarzyna worked
with the HE to find new ways of promoting coffee on social media.
Katarzyna got to know the
world of specialty coffee. The baristas taught her both the customer service
and explained the basic principles of the cafes operation. After a few weeks
she could share her impressions and what she would like to learn next. Baristas
taught her how to brew coffee with alternative methods. She also started latte
art training. She discovered the details of the work of a barista and learned
how to organize work in a cafe.
For Katarzyna participating
in the programme was a valuable lesson on how to deal with
running a business in times as difficult as the global pandemic. The programme was a comprehensive course in running a
business, building relationships with team members and
learning about different roles in the organization. Starting with the basic
tasks each month she was entrusted with more and more responsible roles. The program made it possible to establish many
contacts. Above all a strong relationship was established with "Ditta Artigianale” and both sides see opportunities for future cooperation .The exchange with Francesco was a great adventure for Katarzyna.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przesiebiorczosci
(Warsaw) Host entrepreneur's contact point:Dare Futuro Società cooperativa
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