The Daily Oat: Your Up-to-Date Overview of the Oat Milk Market

We know keeping top-notch non-dairy milks in stock is a top priority to cafe owners and your dairy-avoidant customers. As we navigate the great Oat Milk Crisis of 2018, check back here for an up-to-date overview of oat milk availability. All milks below can be ordered or pre-ordered through your Supply Store. Oatly – Currently on severe backorder. ETA of order fulfillment March 2019. For faster fulfillment, … Continue reading The Daily Oat: Your Up-to-Date Overview of the Oat Milk Market

Boston Coffee Shops You Can’t Miss During the SCA Expo

Heading to Beantown for the biggest industry event of the year? The CUPS team is attending this year’s Specialty Coffee Association expo, and you can be sure we won’t miss an opportunity to visit some of Boston’s best coffee shops. Here’s where to catch us throughout the weekend when we’re not hitting the conference floor, and where you should absolutely stop if you’re looking for … Continue reading Boston Coffee Shops You Can’t Miss During the SCA Expo

How Instagram Can Increase Your Coffee Shop Sales

Nowadays you can’t expect to have huge sales just because you know how to make good coffee. What consumers are looking for is more than just a product. They buy the whole package – your story, your brand and your online presence as well. They are looking for something unique and authentic. And one of the most powerful tools for that search is social media. … Continue reading How Instagram Can Increase Your Coffee Shop Sales

The Faces Behind Each Cup

As a young girl in Sontule, Nicaragua, Doña Lucia spent her days picking coffee from the mountainside. Upon returning home, she would help her mother care for her ten younger brothers and sisters. Finally, when she lay down to sleep at each day’s end, she dreamt.  Lucia dreamt of a better life for her family, of access to education and medicine for her community. Instead, … Continue reading The Faces Behind Each Cup

When Summer Sales are Slow: Fast Items to Upsell at Checkout

The dog days of summer can sometimes lead to sluggish revenue. You may have less customers walking in each day so to mitigate loss in sales you’ll likely want to consider how to increase each person’s spend. Fresh baked pastries and fresh fruit are a common go to but they are money down the drain when you toss the remaining products out at the end … Continue reading When Summer Sales are Slow: Fast Items to Upsell at Checkout

Breaking New Grounds: LIC Corner Cafe

Every coffee shop is different, and no one knows that better than you—the coffee shop owners who build a unique story and brand with every cup. Welcome to our fourth edition of Breaking New Grounds.  There’s something about a cup of coffee that brings you closer to whoever you’re sharing it with. Based off LIC Corner Cafe in Long Island City, the same might be … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: LIC Corner Cafe

Breaking New Grounds: The Market

Every coffee shop is different, and no one knows that better than you—the coffee shop owners who build a unique story and brand with every cup. Welcome to our next edition of Breaking New Grounds. While Asian and Western fusion-inspired fast-casual chains are becoming more and more widespread, The Market is one of the first fusion-cuisine establishments to operate as a specialty coffee shop. Former … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: The Market

Quick Design Hacks to Spice Up your Shop

Spicing up your shop is an underrated way of keeping your regulars engaged as well as attracting new walk ins! At your busiest times, your customers won’t notice that their coffee took two minutes longer to make if they’re busy taking pictures with the painting on the wall or instagramming the tiny succulents you’ve placed on the tables.  For quick fixes and easy design hacks … Continue reading Quick Design Hacks to Spice Up your Shop