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

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

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

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

Meet The Suppliers 05: One Village

One Village Coffee 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. It’s vacation season! If you’re thinking about where your next trip might take you, consider Africa or Honduras. The experience might even inspire … Continue reading Meet The Suppliers 05: One Village