Quick Design Hacks to Spice Up your Shop

Spicing up your shop is an underrated way of keeping your regulars engaged as well as attracting new walk ins! At your busiest times, your customers won’t notice that their coffee took two minutes longer to make if they’re busy taking pictures with the painting on the wall or instagramming the tiny succulents you’ve placed on the tables.  For quick fixes and easy design hacks … Continue reading Quick Design Hacks to Spice Up your Shop

Breaking New Grounds: Frisson Espresso

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 the latest edition of Breaking New Grounds. Co-owner of Frisson Espresso, Tulian, used to get a “word of the day” texted to his phone. One day, the word frisson popped up—a French word meaning “a moment of … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Frisson Espresso

Breaking New Grounds: LENA

The French sidewalk cafe is a cultural landmark—everyone knows the Parisian way of life, sipping coffee and people-watching. You can gain some of the same experience and cuisine at LENA, a French-owned cafe with two locations in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. Both serve specialty coffee roasted by La Colombe, though the Lower East Side shop functions now as a cafe-turned-wine bar. The … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: LENA

National Event Round-Up 2018

National Coffee Association Convention Dates: March 15 – 17 Where: New Orleans The NCA Annual Convention is the leading industry event for coffee professionals. Network with decision makers, learn more about the issues facing the coffee industry, and find your place in this vibrant community. Each year, the NCA Convention offers compelling keynote speakers, targeted breakout sessions, and parties featuring the best local food, drinks, … Continue reading National Event Round-Up 2018

Breaking New Grounds: Milk Bar and Brunswick

One major influence in the recent onset of third-wave coffee culture is that of Australian coffee culture. While Americans generally chug coffee to fuel through their workdays, Australians see coffee as a lifestyle—something to consume mindfully, and something that should be well-crafted. Thanks to the recent importation of these ideals, you won’t have to fly across the globe to experience this coffee culture—especially in sister … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Milk Bar and Brunswick

Breaking New Grounds: Extraction Lab

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 fifth edition of Breaking New Grounds. We’re in the midst of one of the most innovative eras for specialty coffee as well as for technology, and brewing machine company Alpha Dominche is making huge steps in … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Extraction Lab

Breaking New Grounds: ACP Coffee

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 fourth edition of Breaking New Grounds. Located in the heart of Harlem, ACP Coffee gets its name from the boulevard on which it’s located—in turn named after civil rights icon Adam Clayton Powell. (Powell was the … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: ACP Coffee

Breaking New Grounds: Cup of Brooklyn

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 third edition of Breaking New Grounds.  Cofounders of Cup of Brooklyn, John and Agnes, both got their starts in the jewelry industry. “We were both such social people,” said John. “Yet we were just stuck in … Continue reading Breaking New Grounds: Cup of Brooklyn

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?

Breaking New Grounds: Featuring Project Cozy

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