Running Your Business

What is Fair Trade Coffee?

“Fair Trade” is a term that we hear more and more nowadays, particularly when it comes to products that are farmed and produced through the agricultural sectors of their countries of origin – and fair trade coffee is the most obvious product affected by this trend. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, the concept of fair trade within the global agricultural industries is becoming more and more prevalent, and there is a very good reason for it. In the past developing countries often found themselves at the mercy of the higher-powered, wealthier first-world states. As a result, these counties [...]

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Sourcing Coffee for Your Coffee Shop

Starting your own business is possibly one of the most terrifying experiences of one’s life. Granted, it is also an incredibly fulfilling venture, but it doesn’t come without fear, and starting your own coffee shop is no exception. You are pouring your heart, soul and life savings into a venture that is not guaranteed to survive. This is why you need a plan, and it better be a rock-solid plan at that. What is a coffee shop without coffee? If your business of choice is a coffee shop, then it has probably been brought to our attention that coffee is of [...]

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How to Build a Coffee Brand

With the workplace being what it is, more people are looking to starting their own business. These people do not want to work under a boss. They want to be the master of their own destiny. If you are reading this, then the chances are you are looking to join this league of people. You probably have a delectable roast that you feel has what it takes to make it in the big and bad world of coffee by starting your own coffee brand. Getting your roast on the shelves It is all well and good knowing that you have a [...]

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What’s the Difference Between Cold Brew Coffee and Iced Coffee?

Coffee drinking has become much more than just a morning pick-me-up. Nowadays it’s a global culture and has become a drink that is savored by its consumers just as much as good wines are. Coffee is that any time of day, any time of year comfort that can be both solitary and social, and as the seasons change so do our choices of how we like to enjoy our daily dose of joe – and increasingly that cup of joe is enjoyed in the form of cold brew or iced coffee. During the chilly winter months, nothing beats a hot, [...]

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Should You Drink Coffee on an Empty Stomach?

For many people, the morning coffee is sacred. Without it, the day just doesn’t seem to go well. They feel sluggish and never really feel like they have woken up. When the aroma of that freshly brewed pot of coffee tantalizes their nostrils, it is as if an invisible force lifts them out of their stupor and gives them a good wake-up smack in the face. The only problem with the first cup is that it is mostly taken on an empty stomach. Coffee has loads of medical benefits, so you don’t have to worry about kicking the only [...]

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An Insider’s Guide to Finding Superior Dog Food Brands

With a wide variety of brands and types of foods on the market, it can get overwhelming when trying to purchase the best food for your pet. Finding the most suitable food for your dog’s breed, their overall health, your lifestyle, and budget can become quite a challenge. It does not need to be a challenge to find superior food for your pup. This list of top tips will help you to pick the perfect food for your pooch: Top Tip #1: Know the Company There seems to be a phenomenon that large companies are less trustworthy then smaller independent brands. [...]

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What providing your employees with snacks could do for you and your company

Offices do not have the same layout that they did a couple of decades ago. There are no longer all those tiny cubicles and a dreary lunchroom, and snacking is now a part of office life. The walls have literally and metaphorically been smashed down to make for a more open and inviting environment. This is quite largely due to the influx of millennials in the workplace. This new generation brings with it a desire for the new and exciting. They do not view work as this arduous task that needs be completed for the next 40 years. They [...]

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