Date archive for May, 2015

@printmycup launches a new #cannabiscup #norml #cannabis

by papercups - on May 29th 2015 - Comments Off on @printmycup launches a new #cannabiscup #norml #cannabis

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@printmycup launches a new #cannabiscup #norml #cannabis

Though just in its initial design phase and concept, the #cannabiscup from @printmycups aims to become a prime example in how effective/creative marketing can boost awareness of a cause or group.  The first concept was created for NORML, a national non profit group battling for the repeal of marijuana laws.  The cups, just in prototype phase, include a QR code users can scan in to make a donation to their local chapter.  In many instances the specialized printed cups can aid in voting sign ups or donations through embeded QR codes or social media links.  The special edition #cannabiscup is as of yet not available. But stay tuned to our website and social media for a release date online. at www.printmycup.com custom printed paper food packaging

Start a food truck this summer- Food Trucks Rock!

by papercups - on May 21st 2015 - Comments Off on Start a food truck this summer- Food Trucks Rock!

How to start a food truck? Have you been asking yourself this question lately? Is that how you found this site? Don’t worry, you certainly aren’t the first, nor the last.

This may be one of the most common questions relating to the mobile food industry & Mobile Cuisine has provided the answers to our readers for nearly five years.

How To Start A Food Truck

No matter what topic you are looking to cover, we have something for you. These are just a few of the areas that we’ve put together with nearly 4,000 articles to date.

Startups

Learn the ins and outs of how to start a business in the fastest growing sector of the mobile food industry. From concept development to creating your business entity, Mobile Cuisine has you covered.

Run & Grow

So, you have already started running a food truck business, but how do you keep it running like a well oiled machine? These sections provides a wealth of information for an existing vendor.

We help food truck vendors keep up to date on all of the tactics needed to run and expand their ever growing food truck empire.

Money

Not every food truck owner has a firm grasp of the financial side of running a food truck business, because of that, our money section covers topics on accounting, financing, taxes and even crowd funding.

Menu Help

Not sure what your food truck menu should look like? How about some techniques on preparing a new dish? This section will even give the new food truck owner a calender of food related events to help give them some tips on future menu specials.

Marketing

In our marketing section, we get into the nuts and bolts of marketing standards as well as branding. With out these tactics, your knowledge of how to start a food truck incomplete and may lead to you sitting in neutral or spinning their wheels wondering why you can’t attract new customers.

In this section, we also delve into the world of social media. We cover the new platforms as they are released as well as tips and tactics to maximize their effectiveness for food truck vendors.

Technology

In our technology section, we have articles that cover topics on new technology such as point of sales systems as well as the always import website that each and every food truck owner should have and understand.

Food Truck Fans

Even if you don’t want to know how to start a food truck, Mobile Cuisine has information for the food truck enthusiast. From, our food truck contests to profiles on the trucks and the great vendors in the industry.

Food Truck News

Stay current with all of the industry happenings near you and around the world. We keep our readers up to date on world news and how it affects their food truck business.

As an added bonus for those of you wanting to know how to start a food truck we have provided separate sections within the site to help those looking to buy or sell a food truck: Food Trucks For Sale

or…

Food Truck Jobs allows those interested in hiring new employees to help them get on the road to success to get the job done.

Our Food Truck Supplier Directory can introduce new vendors to suppliers in your area, or gives suppliers the chance to try and win your business.

Do you have any suggestions to help us provide even more content for those looking to learn how to start a food truck? We know our readers would love to hear your suggestions, so feel free to share them on Twitter or on our Facebook page.

#NYC #Coffee Lovers Rejoice for @CupsApp Prepaid Coffee Plans

by papercups - on May 21st 2015 - Comments Off on #NYC #Coffee Lovers Rejoice for @CupsApp Prepaid Coffee Plans

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Cold Brew from Iced Coffee Startup @WanderingBearCo

by papercups - on May 21st 2015 - Comments Off on Cold Brew from Iced Coffee Startup @WanderingBearCo

Matt Bachmann and Ben Gordon met over coffee — literally.

The two spotted one another while in class at Columbia Business School. “We were both carrying mason jars, both making cold brew as hobbyists and iced coffee lovers. We realized we both shared this passion and it evolved into a business partnership,” says Gordon about the pair’s happenstance, “meet-cute” introduction.
From the beginning, the duo wanted to do things differently. “If the competitors were in bottles, we wanted to be in a box. If they were selling in grocery stores, we wanted to start by selling to offices,” Bachmann says. “We felt this need as consumers; we approached the business from the perspective of coffee drinkers and enthusiasts, and it’s been encouraging that there is an opportunity to share this style of product in the home and office.”

The coffee, says Bachmann, is “bold and incredibly smooth or incredibly bold and very smooth.” The distinct taste is due to the specifics of the cold brewing process, and in Wandering Bear’s case, results in a smooth, bold, dark chocolate flavor.

Objectively, Gordon says, cold brew is a better kind of iced coffee because of the superior brewing process. In the past few years, New York City has seen quite the surge of cold brew offerings — many others are carrying mason jars filled with their original brews.

“How do ya brew?”

For Wandering Bear, the magic happens on Saturday and Sunday. The coffee is roasted in Brooklyn every week and then delivered to a shared kitchen facility in Queens, where it’s steeped in cold water, transferred into bags so the oxygen can be let out and, finally, packaged by hand for freshness in Wandering Bear’s unique 12-cup boxes.

“We can work with our hands to produce something that people seem to be enjoying,” Gordon says. “So to be able to do that at the end of the work week, to will something into existence — it’s an incredibly gratifying feeling.”

Mashable had the opportunity to visit Wandering Bear’s kitchen and observe as they hand-packaged the product, Bachmann’s favorite part of the process. “There’s just something about working with your hands, it’s like an arts and crafts project. It’s just very tactile; it’s not mindless — it’s gratifying.”

Conversations about coffee

As a new business, the most important thing for Wandering Bear is marketing the product well –- talking to consumers and getting feedback.

“Getting to interact with consumers has influenced so much of what we are doing and how we are communicating about the brand,”

“Getting to interact with consumers has influenced so much of what we are doing and how we are communicating about the brand,” says Bachmann.

Other than continually holding tastings in business offices, the iced coffee brand has created interesting partnerships to get the name out there. Wandering Bear is the coffee vendor at Governors Ball Music Festival, the coffee sponsor for Daybreaker parties, recently held tastings at a variety of SoulCycle locations and can be found at Murray’s Cheese Shop, Barry’s Bootcamp , through web-store Goldbely and Fresh Direct.

Bachmann and Gordon are doing what many young entrepreneurs desire: Pursuing their passion. And thankfully for the cold brew-lovers out there, that passion is mighty tasty.

Order your cold brew here.

Original Article By Lindsay Rothfeld can be found here:

http://mashable.com/2015/05/18/wandering-bear-coffee/

Maddie and Bella to open new coffee shop in downtown Toledo

by papercups - on May 19th 2015 - Comments Off on Maddie and Bella to open new coffee shop in downtown Toledo

It won’t be long before the Warehouse District is fully caffeinated again.

Maddie & Bella Coffee Co., a coffee roaster based in Perrysburg, plans to open its first commercial shop in the spot formerly occupied by Downtown Latte at 44 S. St. Clair St.

“This is kind of the next logical step for us,” said Rich Jambor, 35, who owns the company. “It’s a great spot. It’s great to be part of the downtown revival.”

Mr. Jambor said many of the details of their operations are still unknown — the name hasn’t been finalized, the concept is still in the works, and the hours of operation are still up for debate. If they can stick to an aggressive timeline, Mr. Jambor hopes to have the shop up and running July 4, despite only taking over the space May 1.

Mr. Jambor and his family have been providing roasted beans to stores, restaurants, and coffee shops since the fall of 2012.

The Warehouse District has been without a coffee shop since Downtown Latte, which was open for 11 years, closed April 25. Its owners said they wanted to pursue new opportunities.

“Downtown Latte was great and had a loyal fan base,” Mr. Jambor said. “We’ve got big shoes to fill. They basically started the Warehouse District.”

Currently, Maddie & Bella is roasted by Mr. Jambor’s father, Richard, out of the family home. Soon, though, they expect to move their roasting operation into a larger commercial space to increase production capabilities.

From the start, the company has been a family business. Mr. Jambor’s father started roasting coffee several years ago as a hobby and, as family and friends requested more and more, Mr. Jambor — who described himself as “obsessed with coffee” — let his entrepreneurial spirit take over and formed the business. Mr. Jambor’s mother, Susan, works on packaging, delivering, and selling at farmers markets.

Mr. Jambor still expects to provide wholesale coffee and is in the process of launching an online store where people can order bags of beans and buy a home-delivery subscription service.
Original article featured in The Toledo Blade

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2015/05/19/New-coffee-shop-to-open-soon-in-downtown-Toledo.html#6VRFCiGgXyBZEo4k.99

@printmycup launches a new #cannabiscup #norml #cannabis

by papercups - on May 19th 2015 - Comments Off on @printmycup launches a new #cannabiscup #norml #cannabis

Though just in its initial design phase and concept, the #cannabiscup from @printmycups aims to become a prime example in how effective/creative marketing can boost awareness of a cause or group.  The first concept was created for NORML, a national non profit group battling for the repeal of marijuana laws.  The cups, just in prototype phase, include a QR code users can scan in to make a donation to their local chapter.  In many instances the specialized printed cups can aid in voting sign ups or donations through embeded QR codes or social media links.  The special edition #cannabiscup is as of yet not available. But stay tuned to our website and social media for a release date

online.

:) @printmycups · May 16

by papercups - on May 18th 2015 - Comments Off on :) @printmycups · May 16

:) @printmycups  ·  May 16

@CupsApp seriously I cannot believe #cupsapp is not in #chicago yet #nyc #212 #coffee @Intelligentsia @argotea make this happen please

:) @printmycups · 9h 9 hours ago

by papercups - on May 18th 2015 - Comments Off on :) @printmycups · 9h 9 hours ago

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Low Cost Branding for Coffee Shops from #PrintMyCup.com http://bit.ly/1Ae13By  #nyc #chicago #philly #coffee

For $45 Per Month, All the Coffee You Can Drink

by papercups - on May 17th 2015 - Comments Off on For $45 Per Month, All the Coffee You Can Drink

For $45 Per Month, All the Coffee You Can Drink

New York caffeine junkies, look alive: A new app called CUPS allows subscribers to pay $45 per month for unlimited coffee from almost 40 independent coffee shops around the city.

Designed by a small team from Israel, the app is intended as an alternative to the smartphone loyalty cards offered by the likes of Starbucks (SBUX). “It’s a similar service,” says Gilad Rotem, a co-founder of the startup, which is also called CUPS. “We’re offering a mobile app, prepaid plan, but it’s for independent, higher-quality coffee.”

New Yorkers will pay $45 a month for brewed, drip, pour-over, or filtered coffee (or tea). Latte drinkers will pay more: The unlimited espresso subscription costs $85 a month. Rotem says the prices are equivalent to about 22 cups, or roughly one java beverage per workday per month. On average, Americans consume 1.7 cups of coffee a day, according to Studylogic, which means a CUPS subscription may not be a bad deal. For coffee drinkers with a lower caffeine tolerance, CUPS also offers prepaid package deals for 5, 10, or 20 drinks per month.

The startup, which is hosting a free open beta this week, hopes to expand into at least 200 NYC coffee shops within the next months. “It’s not a number we pulled out of a hat,” says Rotem. “It happens to be [about] the number of Starbucks that are in Manhattan.” So far, participating coffee shops include the likes of Madman Espresso, The Bean, Pushcart Coffee, Bleecker Kitchen & Co., and Wild. All but a few are in Manhattan.

To use the app, subscribers pick a coffee shop from a list, choose a drink, and retrieve a code, which the barista then uses to record the transaction. CUPS later reimburses the coffee shop for each beverage, at a discount. If the customer buys more than $45 worth of coffee per month, he comes out ahead; if he spends less, CUPS keeps the change. The coffee shops don’t pay anything to participate, so in their worst-case scenario, either no one comes in or they sell a lot of discounted drinks.

CUPS already runs a similar service in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with more than 100 coffee shops. According to Rotem, participating cafes report that the app is bringing in more business. Unsurprisingly, subscribers take full advantage of the unlimited caffeine. “They say they’re drinking more coffee than before, about 20 percent more,” says Rotem (who, by the way, drinks four to six cups on a bad day). “Our users save around 30 percent on coffee.”

For whatever it’s worth, fiendish subscribers must adhere to at least one limitation: They must wait 30 minutes before ordering another coffee.

@RisingStarCoffee

by papercups - on May 12th 2015 - Comments Off on @RisingStarCoffee

Must check out this #waffle bar at Rising Star Little Italy

 

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