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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

July 27, 2015

How to Grow a Socially Responsible Specialty Coffee & Cycling Culture

Like any business venture, opening a café can be risky. In Quito, where specialty coffee culture is nascent, the risk is even higher. While various...

July 24, 2015

Quick cold brew: how to make one in just 60 seconds

Extraction is a word that sums up every coffee-making process in existence You add solid grounds into water, and voilà, you can enjoy an infused...

July 16, 2015

Should We Allow Customers to Dictate How Coffee Is Served?

“Which customer ordered the extra hot skinny Ethiopian Albino? Extra hot skinny Ethiopian Albino? Oh, here you go.” “Thanks, mate.” “You’re welcome.” You’ve just read...

June 11, 2015

Are You a Specialty Coffee Lover or a Lover of Cafés?

Understanding Consumer Behaviour For those who often host cupping sessions at cafés, I am sure you have come across the experience that I am about...

May 30, 2015

5 Golden Rules for Opening Your Own Coffee Shop?

So you’ve decided to open your own coffee shop? And I assume not just anywhere in the world, but in a country that is producing...

May 21, 2015

Bribery & Corruption – Running a Coffee Shop in an Underdeveloped Nation

I couldn’t really believe what I was hearing. If I understood correctly, I was being asked for a kickback so that this particular vendor would...

May 13, 2015

Catering to Coffee Customers in Rural Guatemala

At the bottom of every menu in La Fábrica, you will find this sentence: “No aplicamos azúcar a ninguna bebida si no lo pide”, basically saying we don’t put sugar...

April 29, 2015

Why is it Difficult For Cafés at Origin to Purchase Coffee

My first nine weeks in Guatemala were spent studying Spanish in Antigua – arguably the Latin American hotspot for coffee. Armed with my notebook to...

April 26, 2015

Coffee Shop Culture According to a Coffee Pro: Introduction

In this article series, I will explore coffee shop culture and what motivates coffee business decisions. We will look at a range of questions: How do consumer expectations drive these...

January 20, 2015

Tips for Organizing an AeroPress Championship

Insights from Successful Competition Organisers & Winners… Ximena Rubio – Organiser, Mexico (2015) ` “Organizing a championship is organizing a big bunch of people coming...