Change is Brewing: Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

Pre-coronavirus, we were concerned with cleaning, maybe even tossing around the phrase “deep clean” now and again. We were thinking about cleaning in the sense of improving or maintaining the appearance of our shops. While this is still important, there is now an added layer to our “cleaning” regimen; disinfection. Continue reading Change is Brewing: Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

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Change is Brewing: Grand Reopening

More and more coffee shops are opening their doors again; a sight for sore eyes for the coffee drinking community, where a visit to a local coffee shop was only a little about a caffeine habit and almost entirely about routine and daily ritual. This is a small step back to some kind of normalcy that each one of us is craving. Continue reading Change is Brewing: Grand Reopening

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Announcing Coffee for Care

We can’t ignore that our community is being hit hard. The coffee community is enduring some of the toughest times in the hospitality business while healthcare systems across the country are experiencing unprecedented strain due to COVID-19. In these times, many of us feel helpless to support the coffee professionals, healthcare workers and the sick. But every one of us can help in our own … Continue reading Announcing Coffee for Care

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What Coffee Shops Should Know about Square’s New Pricing

Square, a popular credit card processing system, announced last week that it is updating its processing fees from 2.75% to 2.6% + 10c per transaction. While this increase doesn’t sound significant, it has a very significant adverse effect on coffee shops—whose average transaction size is generally smaller but whose total transaction count is generally high. Take, for example, a coffee shop making $40K a month … Continue reading What Coffee Shops Should Know about Square’s New Pricing

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