Stop Scrolling: Five Tips to Build Your Instagram Following

Most coffee businesses rely on social media—particularly Instagram—to communicate with customers. Here’s everything you need to know to be successful on the 'gram.
by RJ Joseph | November 30, 2022

A Rose by Any Other Name: What To Call Your Coffee Company

The name you choose for your coffee business might be the most important decision you make. How four business owners came up with theirs.
by RJ Joseph | October 21, 2022

Design The Grab-and-Go Menu Of Your Dreams

A cafe with great coffee? Awesome. A cafe with great coffee and excellent food? There’s truly nothing better—here’s how to build a standout grab-and-go food menu that meets the needs of your space.
by RJ Joseph | October 14, 2022

Shuv Coffee Weighs on a Sliding Scale: Pricing Coffee for Accessibility

Indianapolis-based roaster Shuv Coffee offers beans on a sliding scale basis—and encourages others to think of ways to make coffee accessible for all.
by RJ Joseph | September 23, 2022

Falling Leaves, Fall Flavors: Signature Beverages for the Autumn 2022 Season

PSLs aren't the only way to celebrate the season: here are the flavors you need to ring in fall right from three coffee and beverage experts.
by RJ Joseph | September 16, 2022

Inflation Continues to Hammer Coffee Workers in the US

Our two-part series on inflation and coffee now turns to hourly coffee workers: many have been denied raises, taken on second jobs, and struggle to make ends meet.
by RJ Joseph | August 26, 2022

The Case For Sitting Behind The Bar

It’s time to throw out the ‘if you have time to lean, you have time to clean’ mentality and let baristas take a seat.
by RJ Joseph | August 17, 2022

Taste of Summer: Designing Approachable Signature Beverages that Work

Summer drinks are a fun way to celebrate the season that can bring in new customers and allow baristas to express their creativity.
by RJ Joseph | August 5, 2022

How Café Owners Are Fighting Inflation

Rising costs are forcing business owners to get creative with how they spend money and think about labor—all while preserving the integrity of their cafés.
by RJ Joseph | July 27, 2022

Elevated Spirits: Alcohol in the Café

Adding alcohol to your café lineup can expand menu offerings and give baristas a new toolkit to express their creativity. We talked to three shops about the ups and downs of serving alcohol in…
by RJ Joseph | July 20, 2022