History Of Coffee, Part 1: Roots in Ethiopia & Yemen

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

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