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October 10, 2022

Why should the espresso machine be the centrepiece of your coffee shop?

September 21, 2022

Creating a signature blend for your coffee shop

September 8, 2022

How can coffee shops hire & retain long-term staff?

August 22, 2022

How can coffee shops reduce single-use cup waste? 

August 17, 2022

Designing an autumn menu for your coffee shop

October 18, 2022

How can coffee shops expand into other international markets?

Around the world, there are many examples of coffee shops and roasters that have expanded into international markets. And while many of these businesses are larger chains, there are several specialty coffee brands which have also been able to open locations in other countries.  However, scaling a coffee brand on an international level obviously comes with a unique set of challenges. Ultimately, however, when executed properly, it can help brands… read more

Around the world, there are many examples of coffee shops and roasters that have expanded into international markets. And while many of these businesses are larger chains, there are several specialty coffee brands which have also been able to open… read more

September 12, 2016

Coffee Entrepreneurship: Financing Made Simple

If phrases like “peer-to-peer” and “crowdfunding” sound all too much like awkward social interactions, fear not, you’re unlikely to be alone. What’s more, these financing...

September 9, 2016

Interview With Andrea Allen: Where Are the Female Coffee Competitors?

Andrea Allen structures her life around three things: her business, her religion, and her family. If she were a man, would I have written that...

August 23, 2016

Coffee Marketing: How to Achieve Social Media Success

Awareness, personality, and relationship are the first three vital ingredients for social media success. That was said by social media guru Tom Funk, author of...

August 17, 2016

Why We’re Launching PDG Español

Our industry could not exist without the people in producing countries: the farmers who produce the coffee we drink, the mills that process it, the...

August 12, 2016

The Japanese Specialty Coffee Shop Serving Predominantly Decaf

The Japanese coffee scene has always been one for bucking trends: dark roasts, nel drips, 23-year-old beans. But sometimes, it’s not just subverting trends –...

August 10, 2016

Votes In: SCAA/SCAE Unification Goes Ahead

After years of negotiations, and months of voting, it’s official: the SCAE and SCAA are uniting to become one global Specialty Coffee Association. On the...

August 2, 2016

Even More Ways to Fund Your Dream Shop

Starting a new coffee shop? You’re in for an extremely rewarding career – but you should also be prepared for a lot of hard work,...

July 29, 2016

Coffee Cocktails: The 3 Rules for Using Syrup

Love coffee cocktails? Not sure how to create your own? Never fear: designing cocktails isn’t as intimidating as it may seem. In fact, if you...

July 20, 2016

Coffee Cocktails: How to Make Your Own Simple Syrups

When specialty coffee first came into its own, it suddenly became cool to be a purist. No cream or sugar. No blended drinks. And no...

July 1, 2016

4 Cold Brew Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Looking for something to spice up your summer – while still keeping it cool? A cold brew cocktail’s exactly what you need. And luckily for...

May 31, 2016

How to Spot a Leader: Growing Baristas into Managers

Growing baristas into managers is much like growing coffee. You could just pick a lot of cherries and process them with whatever equipment you have...

May 30, 2016

Cafe Culture: The Rise of Smashed Avocado Toast

Smashed, squashed, mashed, sliced, crushed – whichever way you eat it, it’s delicious. Avocado on toast now graces the menus of specialty coffee shops around...

May 26, 2016

Marketing Specialty: 4 Ways to Turn Customer Empathy into a USP

Over the past few decades, I’ve worked with many small business owners launching their dreams. What I learned was that the most successful ones all...

May 24, 2016

SCAE Members Vote IN FAVOUR Of Unification!

Following the recent SCAE member vote on unification, it was announced that SCAE members had voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger with the SCAA....

May 19, 2016

Specialty Marketing: How to Build Your Café’s Brand

Opening a café or coffee roastery requires real passion, but it also requires focused branding. Good coffee shops with delectable brews and dedicated owners are...

May 16, 2016

SCAE/SCAA Unification Vote Closes TOMORROW

The two biggest associations of the coffee-consuming world are considering joining to become one global organisation – and you can have your say in it....