Fresh Cup: Coffee Industry Stories and Insights

Coffee News Club: Week of October 2nd

Peet’s gives new meaning to loyalty cards and how a heatwave in Brazil will affect coffee crops. Here’s the news for the week of Oct 2.
by Fionn Pooler | October 2, 2023

Latest Stories

A Peek Into Denmark’s Specialty Coffee Evolution

Today, Denmark is internationally recognized for its innovative specialty coffee scene. Fifteen years ago, it was just getting started.
by Chloé Skye Weiser | September 29, 2023

Take the 2023 Fresh Cup Reader Survey (We Need Your Perspective)

Make your voice heard by participating in our next Reader Survey. Your perspective is critical and helps us make Fresh Cup the best it can be for you.
by Garrett Oden | September 27, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of September 25th

The British are coming (to drink your coffee)! Plus, coffee and migration, Starbucks goes to court, and carbon offsets and neutrality.
by Fionn Pooler | September 25, 2023

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Retail & Commerce Articles

This Cafe is Loosely Inspired by a Real Movie

Three Cafe Owners Share Their Top Metrics for Growth

At Clutch Coffee Bar, Drive-Thru Reigns Supreme

“We’re Selling Coffee In Walmart, Staying Hyper-Local”: How Belleair Coffee Is Growing Without Losing Its Spirit

Navigating the New Rules of Instagram

Are Branded Coffee Cups Worth The Higher Cost?

Trending Articles

What is Cascara? An Overview of Coffee Cherry Tea

by Brenna Ciummo | May 20, 2014

Experts Share Emerging Coffee Industry Trends Of 2023

by Garrett Oden | April 12, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of April 24th

by Fionn Pooler | April 24, 2023

Unique Selling Points — How 18 Cafés Create Distinct Customer Experiences

by Jessica Natale Woollard | April 19, 2022

Resource Library

Opening and Closing Checklists

An editable template for opening and closing checklists designed for coffee shops.

Employee Handbook Template for Coffee Shops

A guided template for an employee handbook for coffee shops.

Coffee & Tea Articles

What’s the Deal with Mushroom Coffee?

At Kobrick, Serving Coffee By Day and Cocktails By Night

How Coffee Shops Are Breaking The Rules To Create Signature Drinks

Taking Community Support to the Coffee Shop

What You Need to Know About Barista Certification Programs 

How A 1900’s Schoolhouse Became A Community-Focused Coffee Shop

Origin & Trade Articles

A New Chapter for Taza Presidencial, A Bolivian-Born Coffee Quality Competition

Quality-focused competitions have fueled coffee improvements in Bolivia. But when government funding ran out for Taza Presidencial, local coffee professionals made sure the competition stayed alive.
by Sandra Elisa Loofbourow | September 8, 2023

Direct Trade via Direct Message: How Instagram is Facilitating a New Kind of Coffee Connection

One morning in 2022, I walked into work to find an envelope of green coffee samples from a source I wasn’t familiar with. My boss told me they came from a Costa Rican coffee…
by Fionn Pooler | August 30, 2023

A Look at the Future of Fine Robusta Through Vietnamese Specialty Coffee

For years, Robusta has gotten a bad rep, but people are beginning to reconsider its potential. Vietnam may already have the blueprint for the future of Robusta.
by Mikey Rinaldo | August 11, 2023

Industry Articles

What’s Up With Cold Foam?

Cold foam has found its way on nearly every specialty coffee menu. But is cold foam simply a fad, or is it indicative of a much larger shift in how we drink coffee?
by Valorie Clark | August 25, 2023

Is Electric Roasting Here to Stay?

Electric coffee roasters have made a splash in the specialty coffee industry thanks to their lower carbon footprint and easy-to-use interfaces. But are they a passing trend, or do they offer a novel, potentially…
by Chloé Skye Weiser | August 16, 2023

Op-ed: How Can We Grow Coffee’s Middle Class when Farmers and Baristas are Underpaid?

If we imagine a future where coffee remains viable, then we must work to ensure that all participants earn livable wages and grow the industry’s middle class.
by Jim Ngokwey | August 9, 2023