Meet The Suppliers 01: Harney & Sons Make Some Of The Best Tea In The World

This is the first in a series of features on the upcoming CUPS Supply Store–a single platform where you can purchase everything your coffee shop needs, at the lowest prices, on one unified invoice. Harney & Sons is one of many great suppliers whose goods will be on sale through our platform. More details on the CUPS Supply Store here. In the 1970s, John Harney … Continue reading Meet The Suppliers 01: Harney & Sons Make Some Of The Best Tea In The World

Introducing The CUPS Supply Store

We’ve spent a couple of years now working with specialty coffee shop owners, and one of the most universal problems that we’ve noticed our partners face is that of dealing with multiple suppliers. You guys all know the pain of relying on 6 or 7 different companies–each with their own payment terms, credit checks and ordering methods–to get everything you need for your shop. Keeping … Continue reading Introducing The CUPS Supply Store

7 Things We Learned At This Year’s CoffeeChamps Qualifier in Knoxville

Now that CUPS is live in and around Nashville and Chattanooga, we couldn’t resist sending a dispatch to the SCAA’s US Coffee Championships qualifier event in nearby Knoxville over the weekend. Competition was extremely fierce among the baristas, many of whom have been training for years leading up to this moment. Since many other publications will surely cover the competitors and results in detail, we … Continue reading 7 Things We Learned At This Year’s CoffeeChamps Qualifier in Knoxville

8 Practical Tips To Build Up Your Coffee Shop’s Online Presence

Why do coffee shop owners need to be active online? We’re so glad you asked. Let us hit you with some numbers: According to Hubspot, 72% of consumers who do a local search go on to visit a store within five miles, and the numbers for urban areas are even stronger. Hosting Facts tells us that in 2015, 64% of all in-store sales worldwide were … Continue reading 8 Practical Tips To Build Up Your Coffee Shop’s Online Presence