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It’s time. Think outside the cube. Dress up your ice using these bartender-blessed ideas. 1. Join the shave club. For a twist on traditional sippable cocktails, serve spoonable cocktails. Use shaved ice. To help create your shaved ice masterpieces, we recommend this blender from our friends over at Island Oasis. 2. Pick a garnish, any...

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First impressions matter. Good cocktails need garnishes. Wow your customers with lime wedges, orange and lemon ½ wheels, Luxardo cherries and fresh strawberries. Garnishes and tasty rims don’t cost much and add an extra oomph sells way more often than plain drinks. Our cocktail rockstar Joey is back on the blog today with her favorite...

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Should you buy a new or an existing café? Do you need a drive-up window? What are the best ways to negotiate with a landlord? If you’ve ever considered opening your own coffeehouse, these and about a million more questions have probably crossed your mind. And we’re just talking about location questions. Our Flavor Oracle...

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Do your customers love you? How to rock your customer service. Can you imagine a pretty Christmas tree with trash bags lying around it? It may be memorable, but for the wrong reasons. That’s kind of like a café with great coffee and unfriendly staff. Our Flavor Oracle Levi has been a barista for over...

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White Peppermint Mocha 1.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet White Chocolate Sauce 0.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Peppermint 2 oz espresso 12 oz steamed milk This is a classic with a little DaVinci Gourmet twist!  If desired,  the white chocolate sauce can be substituted with the DaVinci Gourmet White Chocolate Syrup. Our Flavor Oracle Levi says: Pair with...

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Opening a coffee shop takes passion, hard work and a love for coffee. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, we have five tips for you. 1. Coffee, coffee coffee. Learn everything you possibly can learn about coffee: how it’s made, where it comes from, how to best store it, how to best brew it,...

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Ever drink a cold but flat soda? We bet if you did, it wasn’t intentional. It’s just not as good. That’s because texture influences taste dramatically. Where does texture for a latte start? At first glance. You know what we’re talking about even if you don’t realize it. Ever see a flawlessly steamed latte with...

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Fall has arrived, and Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, pair your favorite fall-flavored syrups with the candy you’ve been craving since last Halloween. Our flavor oracle Levi put together a list of his favorite syrup and candy pairings. Whether you’re a coffee shop owner or a busy mom on the go, these...

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