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Change Is Brewing: Grand Reopening

More and more coffee shops are opening their doors again; a sight for sore eyes for the coffee drinking community, where a visit to a local coffee shop was only a little about a caffeine habit and almost entirely about routine and daily ritual. This is a small step back to some kind of normalcy that each one of us is craving. Continue reading Change Is Brewing: Grand Reopening

Coffee for Care: 6 weeks, 100 donors, 3 local businesses, 3 hospitals and a lot of caffeine

For the past six weeks, we have been delivering coffees and pastries from cafes in our network to NYC hospitals on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. This has been possible thanks to the overwhelming support of our community. We received over $2300 in donations from nearly 100 donors. This generosity has helped to bring business to our cafe partners, as well as caffeinate our … Continue reading Coffee for Care: 6 weeks, 100 donors, 3 local businesses, 3 hospitals and a lot of caffeine

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Announcing Coffee for Care

We can’t ignore that our community is being hit hard. The coffee community is enduring some of the toughest times in the hospitality business while healthcare systems across the country are experiencing unprecedented strain due to COVID-19. In these times, many of us feel helpless to support the coffee professionals, healthcare workers and the sick. But every one of us can help in our own … Continue reading Announcing Coffee for Care

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

Breaking New Grounds: Frisson Espresso

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 the latest edition of Breaking New Grounds. Co-owner of Frisson Espresso, Tulian, used to get a “word of the day” texted to his phone. One day, the word frisson popped up—a French word meaning “a moment of … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Frisson Espresso

Breaking New Grounds: LENA

The French sidewalk cafe is a cultural landmark—everyone knows the Parisian way of life, sipping coffee and people-watching. You can gain some of the same experience and cuisine at LENA, a French-owned cafe with two locations in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. Both serve specialty coffee roasted by La Colombe, though the Lower East Side shop functions now as a cafe-turned-wine bar. The … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: LENA