The article excerpts below are from Graham’s Gazette, a blog authored by our core support team with tips, promotion ideas and other information designed to help you build a successful specialty coffee business!
Once upon a time, you may have thought that opening a coffee shop was a no-brainer. After all, mostly everyone — including you — loves coffee. Plus, the hustle and bustle of everyday life means there’s less time to kick [read more]
When CBS News ran a package on matcha in April, it marked a transition of sorts. No longer was the green tea called matcha, which as been popular for centuries in Japan, the domain of chichi coffee and tea shops [read more]
Perhaps it’s because the Specialty Coffee Association of America almost canceled our regional trade competitions (they’ve since been reinstated by popular demand), but I’ve been recently thinking about those competitions and I’m reminded of what a competitor once said during [read more]
There once was a time when tea came in beautiful ornate boxes—lovingly carved bamboo cases colored with scenes of tea ceremonies among twisting, knotty trees. That was a time when tea and ritual of tea drinking was cherished: Leaves were hand-picked at [read more]
Is there a better reason to celebrate than America’s birthday? Between the sun, fun and fireworks, customers will be dropping by your store for some refreshment (or maybe just some air conditioning) over the long Independence Day weekend. If your [read more]