Brew-d Awakening: Why Tea Isn’t Just for Sleepytime

Is tea not really your cup of tea? Why tea should be included in your coffee shop’s lineup. Here at CUPS, we drink a ton of coffee. (Like, a TON. Can you blame us?) We know coffee shops love coffee, too. So why might you offer teas if coffee-drinkers are the primary clientele? Many coffee-drinkers down the stuff to get through a long day. But … Continue reading Brew-d Awakening: Why Tea Isn’t Just for Sleepytime

Introducing The Job Board

So you’ve worked with us for a while now. You’ve booked a barista. You’ve covered that shift. From the moment your barista walks through the door to the last espresso shot they pull, you’ve had nothing but positive experiences. What if we told you that could happen every day—at every shift? Ready for the real thing? Welcome to the new Cover That Shift. Coffee shops, … Continue reading Introducing The Job Board

Meet the Suppliers 06: Oatly

Oatly 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 affordable prices, on one unified invoice. More details here. Think of the ideal latte. It’s thick, rich and creamy—qualities sometimes difficult to maintain when using non-dairy milks. So when it comes to building a high-quality non-dairy … Continue reading Meet the Suppliers 06: Oatly

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

History Of Coffee, Part 2: The Coffeehouse

The traditional Middle Eastern coffeehouse was pictured as follows– a section designated for various businessmen involved, a space for the middle class who were generally engaged in reading or discourse on literature, and lastly, a section for the lower class, who were generally more  involved in crass crowd games. Much like the importance of music in coffee shops today, all this happened whilst a band … Continue reading History Of Coffee, Part 2: The Coffeehouse

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

A Bug’s Life: Seek Food

Seek Food 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. The American diet is classically defined as burgers, pizza, hot dogs, fried chicken, and… crickets? Well, at least that’s part of the goal at … Continue reading A Bug’s Life: Seek Food

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