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AeroPress If you’re like me, what you drink changes dramatically with the weather outside. This manual espresso maker is capable of producing a great shot. Served over ice in the summer it can make a mean Americano and in the cooler months it holds its own for single shots, doppios or espresso based drinks. For Lattes and Cappuccinos you would need to have a milk frothier or steamer. Characteristics of the shot are a bit cleaner than a traditional espresso. I would attribute this to the paper filter absorbing a bit of the oils. Cleanup is super easy with the...

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1. Know How Much Coffee You Sell Print your coffee sales by day from last week and increase by 25%. This is what our clients typically report back as an average increase from switching service to Tend Coffee. We will use this number on step 4. 2. Hot Water Make sure you power on your hot water source so it is ready for service. This takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on your machine. Whatever water dispensing system you use, the water should taste good on its own and be in the range of 208 degrees. Consistent temperatures give you...

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1. Sensory Impact It’s difficult not to be impressed by well executed French press coffee service. The visual is stunning, the aromas are pronounced, the flavor is rich and the tactile is intimate. 2. Value Creation/Satisfaction Value is created because all of the above happen before it’s even tasted. It’s presented as something special because it is. 3. Redundancy The fact that you only need press pots, properly ground coffee and hot water removes a lot of potential problems with traditional coffee service. If your hot water supply goes down, hot water can easily be found in the kitchen with...

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Amazon’s  strengths are distribution and convenience. Distribution is expensive. In order to combat this they take in very large shipments and warehouse them for fulfillment. This is where you come in. 1. They are Bigger, You are Fresher If you are a smaller operation of 1-4 units you don’t want that much inventory tying up your cash flow anyway. Find suppliers that are willing to work with you to keep your inventory low and fresh. Our love of specialty food stores was instrumental in our no-minimum coffee ordering policy. Generally it makes sense to order at least 1 full case...

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 Hi all, I hope this article finds you well. I want to let you know the crew at Tend Coffee will be releasing some helpful articles all related to coffee. They will all be archived on our new blog for easy access. Brew Happy! 1. Focus on Your Guest Coffee is either the 1st or last thing your guest will have at your establishment. It sets the tone. Whether you feel coffee goes best with whole milk or not is irrelevant. They will like there coffee prepared a certain way and it’s their way. Offering dairy alternatives like almond milk,...

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