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Taste the Rainbow: The Superfood Latte Rundown

Over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed a steady increase in the amount of bright, colorful cafe drinks you see on the street and all over your Instagram, and it’s not just matcha green that’s taking over. With its bright green hue, matcha splashed on the cafe scene a few years ago around 2015 and is now a staple for many cafes. Lucky us, … Continue reading Taste the Rainbow: The Superfood Latte Rundown

How Instagram Can Increase Your Coffee Shop Sales

Nowadays you can’t expect to have huge sales just because you know how to make good coffee. What consumers are looking for is more than just a product. They buy the whole package – your story, your brand and your online presence as well. They are looking for something unique and authentic. And one of the most powerful tools for that search is social media. … Continue reading How Instagram Can Increase Your Coffee Shop Sales

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

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