Articles About Retail

April 11, 2013

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 18 years. We wanted to thank you for what has been nothing short of a fantastic ride. After a long stretch we thought we owed you a remodel to bring our original flagship up to date. We hope you’ll love the changes. There will be twice as much seating, sun beaming in, and the coffee you were among the first to discover and share with your friends. - Doug Zell... Read more »

April 5, 2013

Korean-based Magazine {B} focused their November 2012 edition on Intelligentsia. Every month, the company publishes a magazine that features one brand they deem "well-balanced" and we were incredibly excited to be featured for their November issue. In the past, they've featured other brands like Lush, Ray-Ban, and Snow Peak.

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April 1, 2013

We’re fortunate to work with amazing businesses across the country.  Whether it’s coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, offices or grocery stores – each one approaches their business differently. In an effort to share ideas, we thought we’d highlight some of our strongest relationships by asking them a few questions. First up is Gasoline Alley in New York. We spoke to owners Nick Carnevale and Neville Ross.... Read more »

February 15, 2013

Though it may not feel like it, springtime is right around the corner. For coffee shops, this means three things – more customers, more sales and fresh Direct Trade arrivals from Central America. Now is a great time to start planning how to make the most of it.

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February 4, 2013

Tips on how to execute the purest method of brewing, the Pourover, from our Wholesale Educator, Jesse Raub.... Read more »

January 24, 2013

Made with triple purified sparkling water, fresh squeezed juice or berry puree and a dash of cane sugar, Spindrift contains no syrups, juice concentrates, additives, or preservatives. The result is a light and delicious soda and seltzer that we're excited for you to try.... Read more »

Retail
December 12, 2012

Check out our new video that features Intelligentsia’s founder, Doug Zell, discussing effective merchandising strategies that can grow your business.

 

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December 6, 2012

Cleaning batch brewers can be tricky. In six simple steps, learn how to remove the build-up of old coffee oils by using an effective cleaning solution.

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November 27, 2012

The espresso bar has come a long way since the days of over-sized mugs and comfy couches. Now, the addition of an espresso bar can help create an environment that encourages personal interactions between customers and a baristas.

When designing a coffee shop, one of the most important things to consider is flow. The ways in which customers navigate your shop, order, pay, and collect their drinks can have huge consequences on the success of your business. One of the simplest decisions that can inform your bar layout is the placement of the point of sale. 

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