Like an updated version of the classic Lemonade Stand game, Coffee Shop puts you in a young entrepreneur's shoes with the power to make or break your budding business. Buy ingredients, adjust your secret recipe, and set the price per cup to sell as much coffee to passers-by as you can. Strike a balance between customer satisfaction and profit and you're on your way to java-induced bliss.
Before each business day begins you'll have a chance to stock up on supplies. To make and sell coffee you need four ingredients: cups, coffee, milk, and sugar. You can adjust your coffee recipe to make a creamier, sweeter brew that customers might enjoy. The more you use in each cup the fewer people you can serve, so experiment to find a comfortable in-between.
Adding even more variety to the mix, customers have different preferences for their cup of joe, so you won't be able to please everyone all the time. And on cold days more people want a warm drink than hot days, so be sure to drop your price when the sun is blazing. Customers let you know what they think about your brew with icons floating over their heads. Keep a running tally of the overall opinion and adjust your recipe and inventory the next day.
Analysis: Coffee Shop is an excellent update to the old Lemonade Stand game some of us were hooked on back in the early days of computer gaming. The brief tutorial makes everything seem much more complicated than it really is, so read through it and dive right in. You can always adjust things later.
Excellent visual design and well-balanced gameplay, the only slight bone I have to pick with Coffee Shop is if you run out of ingredients and your stand closes, you have to sit there and wait out the day. Of course that kind of rubs in the fact that I didn't buy enough coffee to feed the hungry masses, so maybe the forced wait has a purpose after all.
A polished and highly addictive game. Makes you crave coffee, which can be a good or a bad thing.