SHOULD YOU GET SQUARE’S NEW POS SYSTEM?

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?

Barista, Nice to Meet Ya: CUPS Advice for Baristas on the Job Hunt

Everyone knows you have to bring a cover letter and a resume. What else do you need to bring to the table? Read more for professional advice you’ll only find here, straight from the source. Find a coffee shop that matches your style. When you become a barista at a coffee shop, you become an integral part of the establishment. Your personality and your daily … Continue reading Barista, Nice to Meet Ya: CUPS Advice for Baristas on the Job Hunt

Finding permanent staff is challenging, but we have a solution

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

Secrets to Success: 4 Tips all Successful Coffee Shops Should Use

Owning a shop has its challenges. With many shops closing due to inability to turn a profit, we looked into a few different ways that all successful shops have implemented or should adapt. Point of Purchase Having a nice promotion or display at the register has proven effective in increasing impulse buy. Point of Purchase promotions always encourages the customer to grab that extra item … Continue reading Secrets to Success: 4 Tips all Successful Coffee Shops Should Use

To Food, or not To Food? That is the Question

At one point or another, every shop owner encounters the tough decision of how much food to have on their menu. We delve into why it’s a great idea to have some options in your coffee shop and how to deal with some of the challenges food presents. Adding some simple breakfast items can increase your shop’s daily revenue at minimal cost. Pastries are a … Continue reading To Food, or not To Food? That is the Question

Hello, Mate!: White Label Yerba Mate

White Label is just one of the many great suppliers whose goods 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. Out of all the many changes happening in New York City, perhaps the most universally relevant is the change in the classic morning routine. … Continue reading Hello, Mate!: White Label Yerba Mate

Don’t Udder Another Word: Special Milks Debunked

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

3 Time-Saving Tools To Help You Manage Your Coffee Shop

CUPS is all about helping you juggle the many responsibilities involved in running your shop. Here are a few tools outside of our scope that can remove some of the stresses from your life: 1. WhenIWork Whether you use a pen and paper or Excel to keep track of your staff schedule, it can be a huge pain. WhenIWork is an app that gives you the … Continue reading 3 Time-Saving Tools To Help You Manage Your Coffee Shop

Your Coffee Cups vs. The Environment

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

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