To celebrate the beginning of spring, I wanted to put a twist on my all-time favorite sunny day beverage – the matcha lemonade. Sweet, slightly tart, and earthy, it’s the perfect balance of flavors and caffeine to enjoy while strolling around the neighborhood. While delicious on its own, let’s elevate the traditional matcha lemonade recipe in a way that’s adaptable to your specialty drink menu. … Continue reading March Recipe – Lavender Sparkling Matcha Lemonade
With warmer days and spring right around the corner, it’s time to prep your coffee shop menu with new specialty drinks that are ready for when your customers decide to make the switch from hot to iced coffee. For our February recipe, we wanted to shine a spotlight on a black-owned business with ethical products that you can easily incorporate into your menu. Everyday People … Continue reading February Recipe – Iced Coffee with Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Foam
With the holidays wrapped up, the real world has finally caught up to us again, including a run-down immune system. The new year is filled with new ambitions, such as workout plans, more time with friends, and reduced screen time, but these plans can quickly come to a halt if your immune system can’t keep up with your latest personal goals. Offering immune-boosting drinks in … Continue reading January Recipe – Lemon Ginger Tea
Around the holidays, customers are seeking the gift of nostalgic flavors that bring them comfort through the months of giving. All throughout New York coffee shops, the signage is filled with seasonal specials – peppermint mochas, gingerbread lattes, and their twist on the classic hot chocolate. Recently, I’ve been getting overwhelmed with the sweetness that comes with the holiday season, which is something my young … Continue reading December Recipe – Cinnamon Maple Latte
Commercial Disinfection is a service built for businesses like yours. You and your customers will have peace of mind knowing that your cafe is safe from viruses like COVID-19. Continue reading Introducing a new service added just for you.
Pre-coronavirus, we were concerned with cleaning, maybe even tossing around the phrase “deep clean” now and again. We were thinking about cleaning in the sense of improving or maintaining the appearance of our shops. While this is still important, there is now an added layer to our “cleaning” regimen; disinfection. Continue reading Change is Brewing: Cleaning vs. Disinfecting
Some states are requiring that each business have a written out and formalized copy of their safety plan on site. For coffee shops, this safety plan could be requested during your routine health inspection or site visit for anything reported. Continue reading Change is Brewing: Distancing and Screening and Cleaning, Oh My!
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
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
Square, a popular credit card processing system, announced last week that it is updating its processing fees from 2.75% to 2.6% + 10c per transaction. While this increase doesn’t sound significant, it has a very significant adverse effect on coffee shops—whose average transaction size is generally smaller but whose total transaction count is generally high. Take, for example, a coffee shop making $40K a month … Continue reading What Coffee Shops Should Know about Square’s New Pricing