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Managing Loss at a Coffee Shop

Loss is going to be one of the biggest expenses, but with careful planning it can be managed. Loss will occur through waste and through poor ordering practices. Here are two ways to manage loss. Keeping Track of Waste Waste can kill you with its spiraling costs. Waste occurs when: A drink or food item [...]

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How to Design a Coffee Shop Menu

Before you begin planning out your shop, before you even select your location, you need to have an idea of what will be on your menu. This is because your space and funds will determine what you can prepare, and your demographics will determine what will sell. Legal Issues: Remember that you need to make [...]

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Specialty Coffee Drinks Glossary

The fun of owning a coffee shop is the wide array of specialty coffee drinks that you get to create. As you design your coffee shop menu, you will find that creating a variety of options for your customers will increase coffee drink sales and your overall volume will increase. There are a few basics, [...]

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6 Alternative Drinks to Serve in Your Coffee Shop

Alternatives, alternatives, alternatives. Americans increasingly expect alternatives to everything, everywhere they go. To meet this demand, you’ll want to make sure your shop is stocked with coffee and tea alternatives. Here are a few can’t-miss items. Chai Chai is a fulfilling, invigorating blend of black tea, milk, spices, and sweetener. It is a drink of [...]

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How to Steam Milk – the Art of Steaming Milk

While a good espresso pull is one half of most quality specialty drinks, skillfully steamed or frothed milk makes up the other half. Different types of milk have different frothing properties, so it will take some experimentation on your part before you have the technique down. Here are a few tips: ¨ Cold milk froths [...]

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