Single Origin Shots

Coffee Retailing

What’s Your Name Again? Tips for naming—or renaming—your business

  Naming a business can be about as nerve wracking as naming a child—maybe more so. There’s no new-business name that can be handed down from an admired grandparent, or a favorite Survivor cast member or pop star to tie your professional identity to. Your business is all you, asking the world to like you […]

Posted in Coffee Retailing, Published Articles | Comments Off on What’s Your Name Again? Tips for naming—or renaming—your business

It’s all about value: Wholesaling true specialty coffee

The phrase “selling specialty coffee” is often used interchangeably with “being in the wholesale coffee business.” But clearly there is a difference. One that sells specialty coffee sells a value, supports a lifestyle, and improves lives. Whereas others, well they simply offer a commodity based on price, and clearly, that’s not selling specialty making it […]

Posted in Coffee Industry News, Coffee Retailing, Published Articles | Comments Off on It’s all about value: Wholesaling true specialty coffee

Start-Up Financing: What Are Your Options

Have you ever seen that commercial, with the guy in the smart glasses on the steps of Congress, telling you there’s free money in Washington for the taking if you want to start a business? Well, it’s not exactly a lie, but it’s a pipedream. I don’t know everything, but over the last 30 years […]

Posted in Coffee Retailing, Published Articles | Comments Off on Start-Up Financing: What Are Your Options

Selling Value.

The phrase “selling specialty coffee” is often used interchangeably with “being in the wholesale coffee business”.  Clearly there is a difference. One that sells specialty coffee sells a value, supports a lifestyle, and improves lives. Whereas others, well they simply offer a commodity based on price, and technically, that’s not selling and it’s best saved […]

Posted in Coffee Industry News, Coffee Retailing | Comments Off on Selling Value.

So You Want to Own Your Own Coffee Business?

So You Want to Own Your Own Coffee Business? You’ll need to do some homework. (But you knew that, right?) There are a lot of people in coffee who’d like to make their own business a reality. A trend is bubbling up, one that might lead to more roaster-retailers opening in both hot and untapped […]

Posted in Coffee Industry News, Coffee Retailing, Press Room, Published Articles | Comments Off on So You Want to Own Your Own Coffee Business?

Barista Magazine Article: To Tip or Not To Tip?

Tracy Allen’s latest Cashbox column, as published in the August/September 2015 issue of Barista Magazine:  To Tip or Not to Tip The emerging U.S. trend toward eliminating tipping while paying baristas a higher hourly wage is gaining traction. Andrew and Amanda Kopplin opened Kopplin’s Coffee in St. Paul, Minnesota eight years ago. As sole owners, they make […]

Posted in Coffee Retailing | Comments Off on Barista Magazine Article: To Tip or Not To Tip?

Podcast: Brewing a Better Coffee Industry

Tracy Allen recently spoke with Sustainacast’s Mick Dunn about how the coffee industry is being designed to benefit small farmers, small communities and top quality — all while meeting the demands of big consumer brands. (Phew!) You can listen here.    

Posted in Brewed Behavior News, Coffee Growing, Coffee Retailing | Comments Off on Podcast: Brewing a Better Coffee Industry

Brewing a Better Coffee Industry

  Tracy Allen recently spoke with Sustainacast’s Mick Dunn about how the coffee industry is being designed to benefit small farmers, small communities and top quality — all while meeting the demands of big consumer brands. (Phew!) You can listen here:  

Posted in Brewed Behavior News, Coffee Growing, Coffee Retailing, Coffee Roasting | Comments Off on Brewing a Better Coffee Industry

Barista Magazine Article: Want to Own Your Own Coffee Business?

You’ll need to do some homework. (But you knew that, right?) There are a lot of people in coffee who’d like to make their own business a reality. A trend is bubbling up, one that might lead to more roaster-retailers opening in both hot and untapped cities in the years ahead—that is if potential business […]

Posted in Brewed Behavior News, Coffee Industry News, Coffee Retailing, Coffee Roasting, Press Room, Published Articles | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Barista Magazine Article: Want to Own Your Own Coffee Business?

See Brewed Behavior at Coffee Fest & Learn To Build Brand Loyalty

Tracy Allen will be back at Coffee Fest Seattle next month to give a talk on positioning your brand around quality goods and services. Brewed Behavior’s business philosophy centers around setting our clients apart from the competition by building your reputation for sourcing quality goods and providing outstanding service, as well as doing good by […]

Posted in Brewed Behavior News, Coffee Industry News, Coffee Retailing, Coffee Roasting | Comments Off on See Brewed Behavior at Coffee Fest & Learn To Build Brand Loyalty