4 Essential Coffee Shop Manager Interview Questions

Most coffee shop owners put off hiring a manager for too long, but it’s easy to understand why. Hiring a manager requires a ton of trust. A manager is essentially a surrogate “you” as a coffee shop owner. How do you even begin to find someone who can do what you do?  The truth is, […]

5 Essential Barista Interview Questions

Your coffee shop’s team is the most important part of your business to invest time and effort into. Equipment can break, foot traffic can change, deliveries can be late, but a good team can make the best out of any problem. Even if you think you’re a great manager, there’s only so much you can […]

Coffee Shop Wifi

Have you ever seen a sign like this? Or worse, do you have one?  1995 was 25 years ago. It’s not coming back. A customer reading a sign like this feels belittled even if they aren’t coming in to use the wifi. It’s a clear message that you, the business owner, are willing to ignore […]

What’s the Best Way to Make Coffee in Your Cafe?

Breaking down the best ways to make, and the pros and cons of some of the most popular coffee making methods.  1. Drip Coffee Best way to make drip coffee A good rule of thumb is to follow the rule 2 oz of coffee per every 6 oz water (2 tbsp for every ¾ cup). […]

The Ultimate Guide to All Things French Press

The French Press. This fairly modern invention in the grand scheme of things has been gaining popularity as a simple, fast, and often portable way to brew coffee. The French Press is one of the most convenient brew methods, but is it the best for discerning baristas and consumers? We’ll examine what sets the French […]

Thinking About Becoming a Barista? Here’s What You Need to Know.

What is a Barista? The job of a barista has reached a kind of mythical status in our culture. It definitely involves working in a coffee shop, but beyond that “being a barista” means wildly different things to different people. The mythical barista is transient, making ends meet while they pursue something greater. The mythical […]

Coffee Beans: What’s the Difference?

Most coffee drinkers know what kind of roast they prefer to drink, whether it’s light, dark, or bold. Fewer people understand the differences in the beans that affect taste. There are several dozen species of coffee plants that produce beans, but really only two that are used for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. After they’ve been […]