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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

August 3, 2022

Why is staff turnover an issue for coffee shops?

June 16, 2022

Using software and data to improve performance in coffee shops

September 21, 2022

Creating a signature blend for your coffee shop

In today’s competitive specialty coffee market, it’s important for coffee shops to stand out. One of the many ways they can do this is by roasting coffee in-store – creating a unique customer experience that also maximises coffee freshness. Coffee shops can also develop their own signature blends, which help to differentiate them from their competitors. Signature blends not only provide a consistent and repeatable flavour profile for consumers, but… read more

In today’s competitive specialty coffee market, it’s important for coffee shops to stand out. One of the many ways they can do this is by roasting coffee in-store – creating a unique customer experience that also maximises coffee freshness. Coffee… read more

December 3, 2019

How to Prepare Your Café For The Festive Season

December is a month packed with celebrations, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Las Posadas. It’s a busy time for businesses, and one that could benefit...

December 2, 2019

Managing Staff Shortages During Seasonal Peak Periods

During seasonal holidays, most coffee shops are inundated with customers. If you’re a coffee shop owner or manager, it can be one of the most...

November 13, 2019

How to Manage Staff Discipline in Your Café

People visit cafés for their coffee, but whether they’ll stay comes down to the service they’ll receive.  Having the right staff in your café is...

November 1, 2019

A Coffee Shop Owner’s Guide to Handling Food & Dairy Allergies

Everything from almond milk to nut brownies can trigger severe reactions in allergy sufferers. If your coffee shop isn’t prepared for this, it could lead...

September 20, 2019

How to Adjust Espresso Extraction & Create New Recipes

The extraction of your new single origin espresso is off: what do you do? Adjust the dose? Grind size? Water temperature? Or perhaps it’s about...

September 13, 2019

How to Create a Coffee Shop Food Menu That Minimises Waste

Specialty coffee may be at the heart of your café, but a good coffee shop also has a food menu that encourages customers to stay...

September 5, 2019

How Much Should You Pay Your Baristas?

Baristas are an essential part of the success or failure of your coffee shop, and their wages likely make up a large part of your...

August 21, 2019

How Long Should It Take You to Train Your Baristas?

The list of things you need to train your baristas on is long. There’s pulling espresso shots, steaming silky-smooth milk, pouring symmetrical latte art, preparing...

August 19, 2019

Planning For a Positive Work Culture in Your Coffee Shop

Demotivated employees, sloppy work, and resignations from your best team members: all things that can make a coffee shop unprofitable. And all of them can...

August 12, 2019

How to Make Your Coffee Shop More Accessible

What do you think about when you enter a coffee shop? Do you have to consider whether you can easily move around the space? Perhaps...

August 2, 2019

How Much & Why Do You Tip Your Barista?

Depending on where you are and where you’re from, tipping can be something that you don’t think twice about or a slightly awkward and confusing...

July 25, 2019

Pura Vida: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail was the winner of the BARista Night Cold Brew Cocktail Throw Down, which was held at Grato in West Palm Beach in 2017....

July 24, 2019

Tips to Improve Financial Efficiency in Your Coffee Shop

Does your café have excellent coffee? Great baristas? Is it a welcoming space where people like to meet? Managing a successful and efficient coffee shop...

July 12, 2019

Boosting Coffee Shop Profits Through Engaging Retail Offerings

Your shop’s been humming along smoothly for a while now. You have good coffee and a growing customer base that keeps coming back for more....

July 5, 2019

How to Include Non-Dairy Milks in Your Coffee Shop Menu

Plant-based milks are more popular than ever before, with worldwide sales projected to exceed US $34 billion by 2024. But each non-dairy milk has a...

July 1, 2019

Coffee Business Management: What Do You Need to Train Staff?

Roastery, coffee shop, trader, farm and mill: no matter where your business sits along the coffee supply chain, having a well-trained staff is vital to...