When it comes to coffee, flavored syrups and other beverage additions it can be a divisive issue. Many coffee shops line their bars with several dozen flavor syrup offerings while other shops take a radically different approach, offering very few, to even no syrups at all. These are two wildly different points of view. One […]Continue Reading
House Blend v.s. Single Origin Coffee: Which Is Better For The Greater Good Of Specialty Coffee Shops?
When it comes to coffee terminology few words are as synonymous with the hot beverage as the word “blend.” If you work in a specialty coffee shop, you may hear customers ask questions such as: “What blends are you serving today?” Words like “single-origin” and “micro-lot” are not in the typical vocabulary of the […]Continue Reading
Do you know someone who loves coffee? Someone who constantly tinkers in their kitchen for hours brewing coffee different ways. Maybe this person regularly reads books on the science of coffee brewing, or blogs with barista training tips. This person also likely has a whole budget set aside for ordering coffees from different specialty coffee roasters throughout […]
The world is full of fragrance. Some bring comfort and joy while others… do not. There is no fragrance more identifiable from miles away than coffee (especially roasting coffee). Coffee brings with it the aroma that lifts you up and calms you down at the same. While fragrance is limited to the smell alone, aroma […]Continue Reading
Hand Brewed Coffee vs. Machine Brewed – Which is Best For Your Coffee Shop Business Plan, Barista Training?
Lately it seems like every commercial on television has a latte-art laden cappuccino. Television characters are working at coffee shops like Café Grumpy and Intelligentsia. Intelligentsia’s coffee can even be found on the shelves at Target now. Specialty coffee is becoming a part of popular culture in a big way. As more of specialty coffee […]Continue Reading