On average, Americans drink about 1.64 cups of coffee a day. Yes, a day. That is great news if you own a coffee shop or cafe. But if you do own one or are thinking of opening one, you have to make sure you are prepared with more than just coffee?we’re talking about wooden stir sticks, paper cups and more. All of the things that aren’t your basic coffee, cream and sugar. Below are the most important accessories to keep in stock no matter what.
65 percent of people add sugar or cream to their morning cup of joe which means they will need something to stir it in…like wooden stir sticks, of course. You can buy them in bulk or individually wrapped in protective paper. If your budget allows, we recommend the wrapped wooden stir sticks for sanitation and health reasons.
Paper to go coffee cups.
Cups are an obvious necessity but you have a lot of options when it comes to the materials they are made from. Styrofoam cups like Dunkin Donuts uses are nice because it eliminates the need for coffee sleeves; however, styrofoam is also not an environmentally friendly material. We recommend paper cups that are disposable and can be recycled. You can also customize them with your brand or logo or leave plain white to cut costs. Remember too that the average cup of coffee is nine ounces.
You would be surprised at how many new coffee shop owners forget to carry enough lids! Many cups will come with lids but depending on where you order from, they might not. Make sure you get enough to match how many cups you order and make sure you get sizes to fit every size cup as well. No one wants to order a large coffee only to find there are only small lids left.
Cheap coffee mugs.
For your eat in customers, you want to offer actual mugs instead of just paper cups to enhance the coffee shop experience. And while you might be tempted to get super modern or chic mugs to add to the overall aesthetic and vibe, think again. Customers are not always the most cautious or careful when it comes to their drinks and mugs will get broken more often than you expect. We suggest stocking up on cheap mugs so that you aren’t throwing money down the drain. Look for ones that are made from a tougher material and less likely to break or chip, as well.