7 Ways to Compete With Big Brand Coffee Shops

As a small business owner, you put a lot of your time and passion into your coffee shop. It can be intimidating to compete with the big chains. The good news is that there is room for both big chains and small shops in the market. Focus on the strengths of your small...

Time to Put to Rest These 7 Myths About Coffee

Coffee has been a staple of humankind for hundreds—if not thousands—of years. In recent history, countless “studies” and blog posts have made their way around social media sites, claiming this or that about coffee with little scientific backing. Myth after myth...

The History of Ceramic Glaze

It’s difficult to say precisely what makes a piece of ceramic pottery, a stoneware mug, a bowl, or an objet d’art something special. Certainly, the artist’s talent in rendering a figure or a vessel in clay that appeals to the eye is paramount, but...

Give Your Coffee the Merchandise Support it Deserves

You opened a coffee shop because you wanted to share great coffee with your community. Of course, it’s essential to focus on brewing great coffee and serving a product you can be proud of. Sometimes, however, in the busy marketplace, providing a great product, even...