Coffee Shop Walkthrough
In Coffee Shop, you are challenged to open a street side cafe and made as much money as you possibly can in fourteen days. This excellent math game is perfect for kids and adults alike, offering a fun premise and a challenging goal that isn't too difficult to understand. In addition, the graphics are fun, the rules are clear and the game screen is pretty simple. All of the information you need is laid out in a very clear way. That doesn't mean this math game is easy though - not by any stretch of the imagination.
When you start the day in Coffee Shop, you are in 'prep' mode. This is when you'll be able to set your prices, buy ingredients and change your recipe. You'll need to buy ingredients for every recipe you make. For example, coffee - the most basic item on your menu - requires four ingredients; a cup, coffee, sugar and milk. You need to be sure you have an adequate supply of all of these things to keep up with demand. If you don't, you'll run out of ingredients which will make for unhappy customers and create lost sales. That will definitely hurt your score at the end of the game.
The screen you'll use to buy your ingredients in Coffee Shop can be a bit difficult to understand at first glance. This isn't like most of the other math games online where you're given a clear equation to solve. Instead, you're given four different quantities for each ingredient and when you hover over each quantity, you'll see the price per unit. Choose what quantity you want to buy based on what you think your customers will want. The first time out, it's better to play it a bit on the safe side, but as you progress, you'll get a better idea of how to figure out what you need.
Each cup of coffee you sell in Coffee Shop will require a cup. Pretty obvious stuff, but it's important to keep in mind all the same when you're choosing how much to buy of each item. Always choose to either buy the same number of cups as units of coffee or more cups if that's your only option. With sugar, you may want to buy more sugar than coffee and milk - or even cups - as it will give you a little more freedom when adjusting your recipe. If you want sweeter coffee, you can just choose to add more sugar per cup.
Once you've purchased your ingredients in Coffee Shop, it's time to set your price and adjust your recipe. You need to have a decent recipe if you want to make the most money possible. When you start out in the game, getting the recipe right can be difficult. Your recipe will determine how much your coffee costs to make so it should also have an impact on how much you can charge per cup. This isn't like the real world. Customers like more of everything in their coffee and are willing to spend more money to get it.
The price you charge for your coffee in Coffee Shop is also important. If you charge too much for your coffee your customers will be upset and may choose to buy their coffee elsewhere. Alternatively, if you don't charge enough for your coffee, you'll be reducing the amount of money you can earn. It's also important to watch the weather when you're setting your prices. If it's a cold day, people will be willing to pay more for a hot cup of coffee. It's important though to make sure the price matches the quality of your coffee.
Overall, Coffee Shop is a great math game to help your kids develop not only their math skills but also their logic and problem solving skills. You need to pay attention to how customers react to your coffee and try to adjust your price and your recipe to satisfy them. You also need to make sure you earn enough money to buy the ingredients you need. If you run out of something, it definitely hurts your business. If you don't earn enough money each day to buy more ingredients, you will go bankrupt and the game will be over.