We Take Care of Each Other: How Epoch Makes Space for Austin’s LGBTQIA+ Community

Attacks against the LGBTQIA+ community are on the rise—coffee shop owner Randi Hensley turned her cafe into a safe space not just for her customers, but her employees.
by Lydia Stolper | January 5, 2024

How to Create Career Pathways in Your Cafe

Barista jobs are sometimes treated as temporary roles, but investing in employee development can pave the way for fulfilling careers in coffee.
by Haley Greene | January 3, 2024

The Best of Coffee News Club 2023

A tumultuous year for coffee farmers, acquisitions, and the coffee labor movement: welcome to the Fresh Cup 2023 Year in Review.
by Fionn Pooler | January 2, 2024

The Top 10 Most-Read Fresh Cup Articles of 2023

A list of the must-read articles from Fresh Cup from 2023, according to our readers. 
by Garrett Oden | December 29, 2023

The Best of Fresh Cup 2023

2023 was a year full of important articles and critical storytelling here at Fresh Cup—here's a sampling of the best articles of the year.
by Ashley Rodriguez | December 27, 2023

Branded Coffee Cups: 11 Examples Of Cups We Love 

Branded coffee cups help create brand recognition and attract new customers, but what does it take to make a cup truly stand out?
by Anne Mercer | December 22, 2023

Five Places, Five Operating Hours

Are you an all-day cafe, or do you close shop right after the morning rush? Learn how coffee shops choose their ideal operating hours for profitability, safety, and customer experience.
by Haley Greene | December 20, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of December 18th

Scientists go public on beanless coffee, the US no longer the branded coffee shop capital of the world—coffee news for the week of Dec. 18th.
by Fionn Pooler | December 18, 2023

The Prototype of All Desire: How Processing Can Increase—and Improve—Sweetness in Robusta

Sweetness in coffee is often a marker of quality, but it's often ignored when talking about Robusta. But small changes at the farm level can be the key to finding more sweetness in Robusta.
by Mikey Rinaldo | December 15, 2023

Latte Art and Alternative Milks: The Good, The Bad, and the Tasty

Milk steaming is a hard-earned skill; alternative milks don't make this task easier. But with a few tips, you can easily toggle from oat to soy to almond.
by Zoe Stanley-Foreman | December 13, 2023