Short answer is NO. But let’s see why: Last week, Square announced the launch of Square Register—the company’s first fully integrated POS system, built completely in-house and tailored for retailers looking for a more robust and “professional-looking” register. The new register seems to be checking off all the boxes: it’s elegant, clean, packed with ports, has a second customer-facing screen and yes‚ offline mode! It’s … Continue reading SHOULD YOU GET SQUARE’S NEW POS SYSTEM?
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 second edition of Breaking New Grounds. Coffee shops never go undiscovered for long in New York City. Even so, the urbane coffee and juice bar Project Cozy has seen remarkable success since its inception in July. … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Featuring Project Cozy
Welcome to Breaking New Grounds. 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. We’re excited to begin a series that profiles coffee shops on our 6 AM blog! Complete with tips, tricks, and interviews, we’ll be delving into the concept behind every shop. While everyone over at … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Featuring Pourt!
Is tea not really your cup of tea? Why tea should be included in your coffee shop’s lineup. Here at CUPS, we drink a ton of coffee. (Like, a TON. Can you blame us?) We know coffee shops love coffee, too. So why might you offer teas if coffee-drinkers are the primary clientele? Many coffee-drinkers down the stuff to get through a long day. But … Continue reading Brew-d Awakening: Why Tea Isn’t Just for Sleepytime
So you’ve worked with us for a while now. You’ve booked a barista. You’ve covered that shift. From the moment your barista walks through the door to the last espresso shot they pull, you’ve had nothing but positive experiences. What if we told you that could happen every day—at every shift? Ready for the real thing? Welcome to the new Cover That Shift. Coffee shops, … Continue reading INTRODUCING THE JOB BOARD
Independent coffee shops uphold the mission of quality over all. Quality of the ingredient, of the product, and of the service—it’s what sets them apart from larger chains. A variety of resources are available to help coffee shops source the highest-quality beans and roasters to get the perfect brew. However, few resources exist to help them find the perfect barista. Finding an exceptional long-term barista … Continue reading Finding permanent staff is challenging, but we have a solution
The traditional Middle Eastern coffeehouse was pictured as follows– a section designated for various businessmen involved, a space for the middle class who were generally engaged in reading or discourse on literature, and lastly, a section for the lower class, who were generally more involved in crass crowd games. Much like the importance of music in coffee shops today, all this happened whilst a band … Continue reading History Of Coffee, Part 2: The Coffeehouse
All milks profiled are available through the CUPS Supply Store – a single platform where you can purchase everything your coffee shop needs, at the lowest prices, on one unified invoice. More details here. As non-dairy alternatives to milk have become a norm in coffee shops we have taken the time to look into a few different options for your shop. There are new forms of milk … Continue reading Don’t Udder Another Word: Special Milks Debunked
We are very excited to announce that CUPS now has a solution for custom coffee cups that are made in America! Our local partners have low minimums and quick turnaround, and we can handle design and storage in-house. Even better, we can reduce your environmental impact. Reach out for more information. We need to talk about your coffee cups and their impact on the environment. Coffee, … Continue reading Your Coffee Cups vs. The Environment
Have you ever wondered about how coffee went from a bean growing in the wild to a beverage that plays an integral role in society all around the world? This is the first in a series of posts examining its roots and how it has shaped cultures around the world over the last several centuries. Coffee has a history that predates modern record-keeping, so a lot … Continue reading History Of Coffee, Part 1: Roots in Ethiopia & Yemen