Macchiato, latte, cappuccino: many espresso terms used today have far strayed from their origins. Regardless, if your restaurant serves coffee and espresso, then understanding basic terms as well as their modern meanings holds value.
Coffee is one of America’s favorite caffeinated beverages, catering to the 83% of adults in the United States who drink it on a regular basis. With any high-sales product comes the need for restaurants and marketers to keep a close eye on trends and reflect their efforts appropriately to match.
Coffee and espresso drinks can enhance a beverage menu, and with fall right around the corner, many are brushing off the dust from their commercial espresso machine to cater to the increase in demand. One aspect that many overlook, though, is proving to be a huge profit booster: Foam Art.
Espresso drinks require more than a simple pour, and the equipment requires more than simply flipping a switch. Once trained, though, your baristas can utilize your espresso machine to create delicious concoctions that are sure to keep your customers coming back for more.
The process of brewing coffee by dripping water over ground coffee beans has mostly gone unchanged for the past 80 years. In response, the selection of coffee equipment has evolved very little, hindering the advancement of our favorite caffeinated beverage (of course, unless you’re a soda drinker and prefer carbonation and caffeine over slow-roasted coffee beans!). Recently, though, many players have made advancements in the field, pushing the limits of coffee brewing as we know it!
When you’re searching for ways to maximize profits, many people tend to leave beverages out of the equation. They’re typically looked upon as a standard accessory to any meal - and an accessory that rarely brings in a substantial profit. In order to maximize your profits, any seasoned veteran of the restaurant business will tell you that they key is in diversity, and this includes your beverage selection! Frozen drink machines are a valuable component when maximizing your profits.
Juicers and blenders become magical machines that hold the promise of better days and restful nights. As restaurant owners and managers, it’s our responsibility (should we seek to continue to prosper) to respond to these evolving needs!
Tap dispensed beer has caught on as the most popular method of selling beer - and for good reason! Simply stated, it is a great idea to have a beer system installed especially in establishments with volume scenarios.
The best part of any morning is that first taste of freshly brewed coffee. There is no doubt that a good cup of Joe goes a long way, as it can mean the start of a new day, a well-deserved break, or the conclusion of a great meal. While coffee is a must-have in many people’s lives, there are several different types of coffee makers to choose from. Here is a guide to help you to decide which coffee maker is best suited for your needs.
Generally speaking, most people go to a bar to drink and a restaurant to take their meals. If that's the case, why would you ever need to use regular restaurant equipment in a bar? Well, there are some unique drinks that you can only accomplish with a fully functional kitchen.
Restaurants who offer catering of any type will need to invest in the proper equipment in order to transport food and beverages to venues. One supply that all caterers will want to consider is the purchase of beverage containers and carriers.
As drinks become something of a science, the bars that support the scientists are starting to look more and more like a lab. There are many new players in the bartender’s arsenal, and here are some to name a few.
We’ve stressed before the importance of a great beverage lineup. It holds a huge potential for profits, and customers actually care about their beverage selections (contrary to popular belief). While many attempt to mediate this situation by upping the ante with their alcoholic drinks, those who choose non-alcoholic beverages are still many times left in the dust.
Frozen drinks such as cocktails and smoothies are especially popular in eateries nationwide. They taste great, can be combined with other beverages and add a sweet finish to rich meals common in restaurants.
Consumers have grown accustomed to having a variety of drink options at their disposal, which means restaurants can never have enough refrigeration devices to house them all. As a result, many restaurants are boosting their equipment to make room for more products.
When guests choose the restaurants they wish to dine at, it is often because of the food and beverages that are on the menus. In many cases, people look to eat at establishments with an expansive wine list. Wine complements many meals, and people of all backgrounds enjoy pairing different kinds with the food that they eat.