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    Phillip Tran and Jesse Lee look over the music selection that will play in Cafeccino. Tran calls himself the "managing partner" while Lee does deliveries for the coffee shop. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    Shane Han, who concentrates on quality control and research for the coffee shop filled in as barrister Thursday morning. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Shane Han (his hands), who concentrates on quality control and research for the coffee shop filled in as barrista Thursday morning making latte art. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Shane Han (his hands), who concentrates on quality control and research for the coffee shop filled in as barrista Thursday morning making latte art. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Camden Johnroe (left) and Shane Han shared barrister duties at Cafeccino Thursday. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Phillip Tran helps Clare Tierney who came to Cafeccino. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ann Margaret Tierney (left), 2, and sister Mary Clare Tierney, 4, eat an ice cream treat at Cafeccino. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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    Brian Labenson (facing) talks with Ken Thacker (left shoulder) at Cafeccino. First-time entrepreneur Phillip Tran, an instructor at CPCC, partnered with some of his students to open a coffee shop called , Cafeccino, in University City on December 10th 2013. Tran has a staff of about 7 students and -- in addition to making coffee- they each oversee a part of the operation they're passionate about. One employee learned the art of latte design, another student/partner focuses on customer appreciation. Another with an eye for design helped decorate the space by making a design with coffee beans on the counter. Tran and some of the students worked at the coffee shop on Thursday May 8, 2014.
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