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Recent Articles

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

February 3, 2016

Coffee Business: 3 Steps to Leading Instead of Managing

As I was mid-rant about how poorly some specialty level cafés are managed, my ex-husband interrupted me. “I’ve never seen your style of managing before,”...

January 27, 2016

How to Choose a Payment Processing & POS System: 10 Steps

With all the complexities of running your own coffee business, shopping around for the best point of sale (POS) system can seem like a nightmare....

January 21, 2016

How to Organize a Latte Art Throwdown in 7 Steps

You’re surrounded by baristas, you’re on the next match, and you’re telling yourself: I do this every day at the coffee shop. Everything is going...

January 14, 2016

Barista Skills: 7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Think back to your first impression of your first favourite coffee shop – real coffee shop, that is, not the chain ones you went to before you knew what...

January 13, 2016

How to purchase an espresso machine in eight steps

You’re all set and ready to launch your new coffee shop. You’ve found a great location. You’ve decided on most of your equipment. You’ve even...

January 7, 2016

Weighing Espresso Shots in Service: Should You Do It?

Picture the scene: a bustling café, a queue of takeaways to the door, and a full rail of checks. It might sound stressful but for...

December 30, 2015

Hold the Dairy: A Barista’s Guide to Alternative Milk

I have a confession to make: I don’t really drink alternatives to dairy milk. Being part Swedish, I could drink heavy cream all day long...

December 28, 2015

Blending Third Wave Coffee with Second Wave Expectations

“Can’t you see I’m in a rush?” The customer snarls at me. My smile dissolves; my fingers come to a halt over my Acaia scales....

December 22, 2015

Barista Life: 7 Types of People You’ll Work With

So you’ve gotten a job at a café. Congratulations! We’ve no doubt you’re prepared for all the wonderful coffee. Hopefully, you’re also prepared (or at...

December 15, 2015

Do You Know the Truth Behind These 6 Coffee Myths?

There are 1,090,000,000 articles about coffee on Google. And that’s only the ones in English. So it’s no surprise that in these literal billion articles,...

December 9, 2015

Teammates or Competitors?— The Way Specialty Coffee Shops Interact

Specialty Coffee can be described as a lot of things: a craft, a science, a war, life itself. Wait, what? Ok, Ok, “life itself” may...

November 30, 2015

Coffee Festivals & Trade Shows: 9 Steps to Success

Are you exhibiting at a coffee festival or trade show? Or considering it? Exhibiting is a good business choice. It’s a straightforward, face-to-face way of...

November 27, 2015

5 Social Media Tips for Coffee Professionals

There’s a new café popping up on just about every street corner. This is great news for consumers – but for coffee shop owners, learning...

November 19, 2015

What Should You Do If a Customer Wants “Bad” Coffee?

It’s become cool to cop an attitude about certain drinks. You know what I’m talking about – the barista complaining about making too many single...

November 17, 2015

The Acaia Lunar: Trendy Toy or Serviceable Scales?

The Acaia Lunar has been the darling of coffee feeds, blogs, and the third wave at large since its release. But is it all hype,...

November 13, 2015

3 Rules to Building a Successful Brand via Social Media

We partly accredit Perfect Daily Grind’s unprecedented levels of growth to our deep expertise of social media and focus on engagement-driven content. As of October 2015, our audience has grown over 850%...