You have probably seen a hookah. Most kids who grew up in america have almost certainly seen a hookah. However, like most people, you have probably forgotten what one looks like and what they are used for. Think back. Remember the tale of a woman named Alice who apparently stranded in a strange, imaginative world. The musical instrument isn’t actually a musical instrument in any respect. It is, in actuality, a hookah and this hookah-smoking caterpillar is the way most kids get their first glimpse of the curiously strange smoking apparatus.
When Lewis Carroll wrote the story of Alice in 1865, hookahs was in existence and in use for many centuries. Though never really common in European countries, the hookah was and is still highly popular in Eastern cultures such as Egypt and India. So, how can it be that this mysterious thing known as hookah hasn’t seen its day in Europe or, in more recent times, the United States?
Before, cigars are the’gourmet cigarette’ for those wanting to break from the traditional, cigarette-smoking mold. Crafted from higher-grade tobaccos and hand-rolled in exotic lands, cigars have become a genuine contender to the additive-infused smokes of modern day. Cigars have become so popular, actually, that they’ve cropped up an entire industry that’s based around their presence. Along with cigar stores, cigar bars have shown that smoking-tailored institutions can be equally socially-acceptable and enormous profit centers for their owners. It’s society’s acceptance of this cigar bar which makes hookah bars and hookah cafes a chance!
There’s absolutely not any doubt that the tobacco industry has seen better days and, from the aftermath of the Big Tobacco lawsuits, it is a wonder that these organizations are still around. That’s an awesome cocktail of compounds that cigarette smokers are putting in their bodies whenever they decide to light up! In contrast, today’s hookah tobacco, commonly called shisha (pronounced: shee-shuh), is comprised only of a couple of natural ingredients. These ingredients are usually tobacco, organic glycerin or honey, sugar and natural flavorings. That is 596 additives short of what might be in a normal, run-of-the-pack cigarette! Unfortunately, no significant study was performed to assess the health effects of smoking hookah. Thus, we will have to await a definitive response to that question.
When the Turkish devised the hookah centuries ago, they did so with a single goal in mind. Up to that time, tobacco was smoked in pipes which are reminiscent of American Indian peace pipes. The simplicity of this hookah made it an immediate hit and has been a significant reason hookahs are still prevalent in so many Eastern cultures. Though not originally intended when the hookah was devised, the water the smoke passes through really acts as a natural filter that helps filter tar and other impurities generated when tobacco is smoked. It was the addition of molasses, now substituted by organic glycerin, which slowed the pace at which the tobacco burned and really made it feasible to heat the tobacco as opposed to burning it. Heating tobacco contributes to greater taste potential and lowers the quantity of nicotine that’s released while smoking.
The hookahs of now, while being updated and updated, have stayed true to their founder’s initial aim. Traditionally made from brass and glass, hookahs are currently being produced of materials like acrylic, steel and crystal. Additionally, the once hand-crafted artwork has transformed to a full-blown industry that’s selling record numbers of hookahs. Hookah shisha has come of age, also. Generation of hookah shisha is at an all-time large and major manufacturers are producing an increasing number of flavors to be consumed by clients globally. Flavors include everything from citrus apples and oranges to regional favorites such as bubble gum and vanilla. The precise combination of ingredients has also yielded a cigarette with taste that lasts longer. In actuality, 1 individual can smoke smoke a bowl of tobacco for almost an hour without needing to alter the tobacco.
A few of entrepreneurs have recognized the potential of the hookah and have started to open cafes and bars which are specifically-tailored toward the leasing and sales of hookahs. In only a brief time period, they have proven that there’s some serious money to be made in the hookah service sector for those willing to venture into apparently unchartered lands. For most locations, no more than 10 to 15 hookahs per 1,000 square feet of customer seating area is adequate and will virtually guarantee there are sufficient hookahs to go around. When bought in larger lots, the price of every hookah can run anywhere from $20 to $80 bucks and a few wholesalers will even offer the hookahs for free if the pub or cafe agrees to buy their hookah tobacco in the corporation. Naturally, the leasing plan is completely up to the company owner and usually comprises just one bowl of hookah shisha to smoke. Lower-priced refills of hookah tobacco encourage clients to stick around and interact in the intimate atmosphere. Most clients don’t smoke independently, opting rather for groups of 3 to 4 individuals. This will decrease the longevity of every bowl of tobacco and increase the amount of refills bought by each group.
Before you can start leasing hookahs, you must first consult local, state and national governments to make certain you won’t be breaking any laws or regulations. For many areas, a tobacco sales tax permit or permit is all that’s required to start renting hookahs. Naturally, this is supplemental to the normal state sales tax permit or permit. You’ll also have to check local zoning requirements and determine the best place for your pub or cafe. There are several wholesalers available to receive your cafe or pub up and running in the shortest amount of time possible. It’s strongly recommended that you opt for customer support and service over pennies saved, since it’s often tricky to find companies that are in-tune with the American way of doing business.
Besides hookahs, you’ll have to choose between a pub or cafe idea. Cafes are usually easier to open and take a minimal number of additional capital. The most significant expenditure is going to be the espresso machine, which will run anywhere from $2,000 to $14,000 depending on the brand, model and, when utilized, the age of the machine. Although not hookah-oriented, it is full of all the ins-and-outs of running a cafe and what’s required to operate all the a variety of cafe machines. If you wish to start a hookah bar which serves alcoholic beverages, it’s definitely recommended that you start close to a university or college campus. This provides you with a steady stream of fresh, fresh bodies which will save your bar from going rancid with the natives. The hookah bar concept, when coupled with college cities, has turned out to be the most successful and rewarding hookah business ventures. You’ll need to cut significantly more’red tape’ but the payoff must definitely be worth the time and energy. Hookah bars are among the fastest growing concepts for college cities and give a fresh, new atmosphere for 20-somethings to hang out.
As you can see, hookahs have edged their way into the American and European way of life. The cigar bars of the past have paved the way for a exceptional chance for the entrepreneurs of today. Hookah cafes and hookah bars stand to make millions by supplying the people with something that they have been on the lookout for and have not been able to see in the countless different cafes and bars.