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Brewer's Square Walk-Through

Posted by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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**** PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS WALKTHROUGH HAS MY HARD WORK AND TIME PUT INTO IT. DO NOT USE TAKE THIS INFORMATION OUTSIDE OF CAFEMOM (IE FACEBOOK) WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF MYSELF (TANGLEBALLLOVER) OR THE CAFEMOM TEAM. THANKS ****


Good day, Brewer's Square Babes! :)  Welcome to the official walkthrough!  Here you will find all of the spoilers for this area in a fairly well-organized fashion so you aren't spending a lot of time sorting through information.  Nothing in this post will be whited out. This is a walk-through, so it will be to the point. :D

Keep in mind that the recommended brewing and marketing skills set in place by CM for this area are recommended for a reason.  If you move earlier, this can be a little challenging!

Also, for anyone still unfamiliar with how to properly use Stardust, click here.

This is still a work in progress and there are a few things I'll tweak as I refresh my BS memory! Please feel free to PM me if you want to add to the information or see a mistake, like I said I'm refreshing my BS memory :)

Now let's get started!

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Table of Contents:

Reply 1: Favorite Drinks

Reply 2: Who Gives What Items

Reply 3: Ingredients

Reply 4: Equipment

Reply 5: Recipes

Reply 6: Awards Specific to Brewer's Square

Reply 7: Customer List

Reply 8: Additional Tips

Reply 9: Marketing Skill Hints :)

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by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM
  • Artist (Common) - HQ The Warhol
  • Average John (Common) - HQ Iced Coffee & Cherry Danish
  • Belly Dancer (Rare) - HQ Shackera Shake
  • Blues Musician (Uncommon) - HQ The Warhol
  • B.S. Criminal Mastermind (Uncommon) - CafĂ© Latte & Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • B.S. Neighborhood Gossip (Uncommon) - no green entry
  • B.S. Police Officer (Uncommon) -  HQ Black Coffee
  • Doctor (Rare) - HQ Peppermint Latte, HQ Chai Green Tea Latte & Coffee Cake (also green entry, makes significantly more JB and XP than the Peppermint Latte)
  • Friendly Ghost (Common) - HQ Chai Green Tea
  • Hacker (Uncommon) -  Shackera Shake
  • Inventor (Rare) - Chai Green Tea Latte & Coffee Cake
  • Mad Scientist (Uncommon) - HQ Nutty Mocha
  • Partner-in-Crime - HQ Hysteri-spresso
  • Pregnant Mom (Common) - HQ Labor-inducing Decaf
  • Snow Bunny (Common) - HQ Global Positioning Coffee, HQ The Warhol (not green, but she likes it pretty well)
  • Suspicious B.S. Police Officer -  HQ Black Coffee
  • Worker Bee (Rare) - Blueberry Latte
  • Unfriendly Ghost - Ghost Trapper Brew


The drinks that have HQ next to them are High Quality made with the Extra Special Dark Roast blend. I highly recommend using these beans unless you are trying to get an item from a customer because they give you the chance of some extra energy too.  The recipes without HQ mean that making it High Quality made no difference in the amount of money or experience you will earn.

tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM
  • Mad Scientist gives Satellite Spice for Global Positioning Coffee
  • Artist gives Magnetic Compass Blend for Global Positioning Coffee
  • Average John gives Cartography Capsule for Global Positioning Coffee
  • Partner in Crime gives spray to get rid of Gossip which will bring the Snow Bunny around
  • Blues Musician gives the Ghost Trapper Brew recipe and Blues Band (+2 to Marketing)
  • Friendly Ghost gives the Shackera Shake Recipe
  • Hacker gives the Global Positioning Coffee Recipe and SM3 Cash Register (the latter of which you will want to sell when you get)
  • Belly Dancer gives the Labor-inducing Decaf Recipe
  • Inventor gives Gratuity Goo (inspires customers to be more generous), Sammy the Service Robot (+2 to Hostessing), and the Gaudy Neon Sign (the latter of which you will want to sell when you get)
  • Snow Bunny gives the Lift Ticket that is your key to get to MM

Using the Super Butterfingers Blend and having the Amythest Basket will help you tremendously with getting items. When you get to the point where you are trying to get the 3 ingredients for the Snow Bunny's recipe, you will learn that some customers are even MORE stingy than the Bully, Yoga Instructor and Nanny. Another good tip: when you have the ingredients for the Snow Bunny's drink, make sure that you use Stardust when you make the Global Positioning Coffee so you don't fail (unless it's a grey entry in your recipe book). I made the mistake of taking a chance on a yellow entry and failed the drink and did NOT get my lift ticket. It took me 3 days to get all three ingredients back.

tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Beans:

  • Tea
    Tea (2 Java Bucks each, sells for 2)
    In Latte Land, even tea comes in bean form. (Some recipes will call for Green Tea, so make sure you have the correct kind!)
  • Dark Roast
    Dark Roast (25 Java Bucks each, sells for 19)
    Hip but overpriced, much like Brewers Square itself (Not sure what effect these beans have!)
  • Lottery Blend
    Lottery Blend (40 Java Bucks each, sells for 30)
    Good luck! (Not sure which effect these beans have!)
  • Strange Beans
    Strange Beans (40 Java Bucks each, sells for 30)
    These beans are so high-energy they throw off energy to the brewer!(Give extra energy) 
  • Green Tea
    Green Tea (50 Java Bucks each, sells for 38)
    Made from Camellia Sinensis leaves that have undergone minimal oxidation. But you knew that. (Again some recipes will call for Green Tea, instead of regular Tea, make sure you have the correct kind!)
     
  • Special Dark Roast
    Special Dark Roast (60 Java Bucks each, sells for 45)
    A quality bean for the true connoisseur (Like the Quality Blend from Java Valley)
     
  • Extra Special Dark Roast
    Extra Special Dark Roast (75 Java Bucks each, sells for 56)
    High quality and energetic! (My blend of choice because they make High Quality drinks and give extra energy)
     
  • Rock A Bye Beans
    Rock A Bye Beans (200 Java Bucks each, sells for 150)
    Naturally decaffeinated, great for babies or those who want to have them! (These beans are for the Labor-Inducing Decaf recipe)
     
  • Super Butterfingers Blend
    Super Butterfingers Blend (300 Java Bucks each, sells for 225)
    Will convince your customers that they really want to give you something. (Useful when you need to get an item from a customer)
     
  • Murray Venkman Beans
    Murray Venkman Beans (2500 Java Bucks each, sells for 1875)
    Incredibly powerful beans that can be used to deal with spirits from the paranormal coffee world! (These beans are for the Ghost Trapper Brew recipe)
     

Ingredients:

  • Milk
    Milk (1 Java Bucks each, sells for 1)
     
  • Syrup
    Syrup (3 Java Bucks each, sells for 2)
     
  • Chocolate
    Chocolate (25 Java Bucks each, sells for 19)
     
  • Tomato Soup
    Tomato Soup (35 Java Bucks each, sells for 26)
    Not something you see in most coffee shops, but some customers have unique tastes (Used in the Warhol recipe)
     
  • Flour
    Flour (50 Java Bucks each, sells for 38)
     
  • Crazy Powder
    Crazy Powder (100 Java Bucks each, sells for 75)
    There is a certain customer you're never gonna survive unless you get a little crazy.(Used in the Nutty Mocha recipe)

Another tip: Just because you use the blends/beans that make High Quality drinks, does not mean that EVERY time you will make a High Quality drink. It gives you more of a chance to make one though. The same goes for Super Butterfingers Blend, you will not get an item every time you use them, but it will increase your chances.

Also: the Super Butterfingers Blend have the exact chance of a customer leaving an item as the Butterfingers Blend, but the Super are way more expensive!

tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Store Equipment:

  • Drip Coffee Maker
    Drip Coffee Maker (50 Java Bucks, sells for 38)
    Not state of the art, but does its job. You need this equipment to make any drinks - even if you have a higher-level item.
  • Espresso Machine
    Espresso Machine (100 Java Bucks, sells for 75)
    Doesn't cost much, but opens up a world of drinks. You need this item to make ANY Espresso drinks, even if you have other machines.
  • Flower Pot
    Flower Pot (200 Java Bucks, sells for 150)
    A beautiful flower pot to make your shop look nicer.
  • Radio
    Radio (250 Java Bucks, sells for 188)
    A portable radio to listen to tunes while you work
  • Deluxe Espresso Machine Upgrade
    Deluxe Espresso Machine Upgrade (500 Java Bucks, sells for 375)
    Instantly makes you a better brewer. (+1 to Brewing Skill) - You still need your basic espresso machine!
  • Whipped Cream Maker
    Whipped Cream Maker (500 Java Bucks, sells for 375)
    Who doesn't like whipped cream?
  • SM3 Cash Register
    SM3 Cash Register (500 Java Bucks, sells for 375)
    Made by a little-known manufacturer, Pryor Industries (YOU DO NOT WANT THIS, IT TAKES MONEY FROM YOU!)
  • Super Gaudy Neon Sign
    Super Gaudy Neon Sign (1000 Java Bucks, sells for 750)
    It's possible this sign is visible from space, terrifying customers away! (-3 to Marketing Skill)  (YOU DO NOT WANT THIS!! NEGATIVE EFFECT ON MARKETING SKILL!)
  • QuikCafe
    QuikCafe (1200 Java Bucks, sells for 900)
    A special device that makes your brews just a little bit better. (+2 to Brewing Skill)
  • Super Duper Deluxe Espresso Machine Upgrade
    Super Duper Deluxe Espresso Machine Upgrade (1500 Java Bucks, sells for 1125)
    Now with three times as many adjectives! (+3 to Brewing Skill) - You still need your basic espresso machine!
  • Oven
    Oven (2000 Java Bucks, sells for 1500)
    You'll probably find it hard to make food recipes without one of these.
  • Ad in Local Newspaper
    Ad in Local Newspaper (3000 Java Bucks, sells for 2250)
    Newspapers may be dying, but they can still help you sell some coffee. (+2 to Marketing Skill)
  • Latte Art Instruction Manual
    Latte Art Instruction Manual (5000 Java Bucks, sells for 3750)
    Impress your customers by creating patterns on the surface of their drinks. They're likely to tip your more for your skills! (+2 to Hostessing Skill)
  • Web Site
    Web Site (5000 Java Bucks, sells for 3750)
    Let the world know about your great shop. (+2 to Marketing Skill)
  • Subliminal Message Radio
    Subliminal Message Radio (5000 Java Bucks, sells for 3750)
    Plays music with a message, and that message is "Leave me a tip!" (+2 to Hostessing Skill)
  • Weekly Poetry Reading
    Weekly Poetry Reading (6000 Java Bucks, sells for 4500)
    Some customers love poetry and will flock to your shop to hear the latest from spoken word artists. (+4 to Marketing Skill)
  • Chess Board
    Chess Board (7500 Java Bucks, sells for 5625)
    Let your customers challenge each other to a game while enjoying your drinks. Their entertainment may equal more tips! (+2 to Hostessing Skill)
  • Brewer's Cheat Sheet
    Brewer's Cheat Sheet (10000 Java Bucks, sells for 7500)
    Costs a pretty penny, but worth it for all the learning you won't need to do. (+5 to Brewing Skill)
  • Understated Chalk Board
    Understated Chalk Board (12500 Java Bucks, sells for 9375)
    A classy way to advertise your shop to those passing by. (+3 to Marketing Skill)
  • Cash Register XLR
    Cash Register XLR (12500 Java Bucks, sells for 9375)
    A high-end cash register that will often find money that would otherwise have been lost!
  • Helper Robot
    Helper Robot (15000 Java Bucks, sells for 11250)
    Can assist you in making some great drinks. Increases your brewing skill dramatically. (+5 to Brewing Skill)
  • Amethyst Basket
    Amethyst Basket (40000 Java Bucks, sells for 30000)
    If you have a basket, some of your more generous customers might be tempted to leave you a little gift, like free ingredients.
  • Brewmeister
    Brewmeister (40000 Java Bucks, sells for 30000)
    Powerful equipment that can increase the quality of your brews! (+2 to Brewing Skill)
tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Recipes:

  • Cafe Latte and Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Cafe Latte and Chocolate Chip Cookie (3200 Java Bucks)
    Milk and cookies, adult-style.

  • Chai Green Tea
    Chai Green Tea (3500 Java Bucks)
    Delicious and full of anti-oxidants. What do anti-oxidants do? That's anyone's guess!
    .
  • Hysteri-spresso
    Hysteri-spresso (3900 Java Bucks)
    So good, it's criminally delicious

  • Nutty Mocha
    Nutty Mocha (4100 Java Bucks)
    Cafe Latte with almond syrup and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream, plus a touch of crazy. (You will need the Crazy Powder to make this!)

  • Chai Green Tea Latte and Coffee Cake
    Chai Green Tea Latte and Coffee Cake (5500 Java Bucks)
    Bound to produce crumbs, but delicious and healthy (well, sorta)!
tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Personal Awards:


             10 points
              Ghost in the (Coffee) Machine
              (Made 10 Ghost Trapper Brews)
             25 points
             We Have Lift Off!
             (Received Lift Ticket from the Lost Snow Bunny)
             25 points
             15 Minutes of Fame
             (Served the Warhol 250 times)


             25 points
             Hips Occasionally Lie
             (Served Shackera Shake 250 times)


Location Awards


  • 10 points
    Coffee Squared, Rank 1
    (Served 100 Customers in Brewers Square)

  • 20 points
    Coffee Squared, Rank 2
    (Served 250 Customers in Brewers Square)

  • 30 points
    Coffee Squared, Rank 3
    (Served 500 Customers in Brewers Square)

  • 40 points
    Coffee Squared, Rank 4
    (Served 1000 Customers in Brewers Square)

  • 10 points
    Coffee Squared, Rank 5
    (Served 2500 Customers in Brewers Square)
             50 points
             Coffee Squared, Master Rank
             (Served 5000 Customers in Brewers Square)

Customer Awards:

  • 10 points
    Ghost Buster
    (Scared Ghost Away)


             10 points
              Crime Doesn't Pay.. Well, Maybe It Does?
              (Worked with the Criminal Mastermind)


             10 points
             Pesticide
             (Repelled the Brewer's Square Neighborhood Gossip)

             10 points
              Ectoplasm!
             (Got slimed by the Ghost)

             10 points
             The Joker
             (Served the Partner in Crime his favorite drink 25 times)


  • 10 points
    John's Way Cooler Than His Brother
    (Served Average John 75 times)

  • 10 points
    Dancing Fool
    (Got the Hacker to shake her booty 25 times)
             10 points
              Octo-mom!
              (Helped induce the pregnant mom 8 times)

  • 25 points
    Dance Recital
    (Served Belly Dancer 250 times)


  • 25 points
    I Been Downhearted Baby
    (Served Blues Musician 250 times)

  • 25 points
    Casper Connection
    (Served Friendly Ghost 250 times)

Before you attempt the Ectoplasm award, make sure you have received the Ghost Trapper Brew. After that all you need to do is piss off the Friendly Ghost by serving him a drink other than his favorite, I recommend Lockjaw simply because everyone hates it! :) Once you have pissed him off and received your award, use the Ghost Trapper Brew to make him friendly again. There is also a Ghost Trapper Brew award, so continue to piss him off and trap him again, but remember that the main bean in the GTB is very expensive (2500 a piece)!

tangleballlover
by on Jul. 14, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Additional Tips:

  • It costs 3000 JB to travel to BS and 10000 to set up a new shop. It costs 1000 to travel back to JV, in case you are coming up to buy equipment, or decide to go back if you think it is too challenging, so make sure you leave 1000JB in the bank for emergency road trip :)
  • The Recommended Brewing Skill Level is 45. The Recommended Marketing Skill Level is 10. This is WITHOUT your +__ that equipment gives you. Please remember that these are guidelines that will help you be able to serve more customers and serve the correct drinks!
  • The total cost of all the equipment is 167,800JB.
  • The total cost of all recipes is 20,200JB.
  • To make the Criminal Mastermind your Partner-in-Crime, serve him his favorite drink. After you have the Partner-in-Crime, you will see the Suspicious B.S. Police Officer. The Suspicious PO will charge you a fine of 200JB sometimes for working with a criminal, so you can always abandon him if you do not want to take the risk of losing some money!
tangleballlover
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Each zone has three numbers that control your marketing in that area:

MInimum Marketing: This is what is listed as "Recommended" on the map.

Maximum Marketing: When your marketing is this skill, you will no longer miss any customers in that area

Customer Chance: If your marketing level is at the minimum, this is the % chance that you will get a customer.

As your Marketing scales from minimum -> maximum, your "hit rate" will scale from the customer chance -> 100%.  It works like a ratio, going back to good ol' high school math:)

As with everything, the game is very random, so just like you can flip a coin 10 times and get 8 heads, you can also have an 87.5% hit rate and get 5 misses out of 7 - it stinks, but it's just randomness:)

BS: 10/25/75

This means with 10 marketing you have a 75% chance of no no-shows.

11 is 76.7,

12 is 78.4,

13 is 80.1,

14 is 81.8,

15 is 83.5,

16 is 85.2,

17 is 86.9,

18 is 88.6,

19 is 90.3,

20 is 92,

21 is 93.7,

22 is 95.4,

23 is 97.1,

24 is 98.8,

and 25 is the point where you will have NO no-shows.

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