What Is Specialty Coffee?

What Is Specialty Coffee?

It means many things and has been a decades long conversation in our industry. I have written and talked about coffee beans as specialty by using the basics from SCAA standards. Here's my definition based on my experience as a member of the SCAA/SCA (Specialty Coffee Association): Specialty coffee is coffee that is free of primary defects in a 1-pound sample and with a notable taste. This definition best serves Fidalgo Coffee's needs and goals, but the story keeps going.
Finding a coffee your family can agree on shouldn’t be complicated

Finding a coffee your family can agree on shouldn’t be complicated

There’s already enough for families to debate these days. Beyond traditional subjects of religion and politics, my household now has a daily discussion around the amount of screen time allowed, when/why/who gets to leave the house and who gets to control the remote when we’re home. Sound familiar?

Life is complicated enough, let’s take one potential debate off the table:

 

Coffee Business in the Covid-19 Economy

Coffee Business in the Covid-19 Economy

2020 has brought a new series of hurdles for those working in the coffee & food industries. This has people questioning, has coffee consumption changed during the pandemic? Here are some interesting findings from the National Coffee Association's latest report:
Could 9 Bar Be Your Perfect Cup?

Could 9 Bar Be Your Perfect Cup?

As a coffee enthusiast, you may know about Coffee Review and their industry work. For those of you who are not familiar, Coffee Review conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees from all over the world, and reports the findings in the form of 100-point reviews. This independent research team educates readers about coffee with in-depth tasting reports each month, themed around coffee origins, issues, and factors that influence coffee quality and character. The goal at Coffee Review is to point readers to the best coffees in the world that are available at any given time and to educate coffee drinkers, food service professionals, and the coffee trade with a trustworthy and easy-to-use guide based on objective, blind reviews, and cutting-edge reports.
Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Independent coffee shops are one of the bright spots in the economy. Thanks for pouring on the hustle and pivoting to new ways of serving customers under truly difficult circumstances. Your flexibility, “can do” mentality, creativity and the customer’s passion for coffee are the perfect blend for business success.

Fidalgo Coffee is delighted to share the newly released report from Square and SCA on their Covid-19 findings so you can leverage the data and spring forward to greater growth.

All business owners have a natural gut instinct for their numbers. Savvy business owners know their real numbers, refer to them often, set goals for the next step up, and an action plan to get there. Have you had time to run reports and analyze where you are winning?  Where you can improve? The Fidalgo Coffee team is ready to assist you in reviewing your actual numbers.
 
As Washington State prepares to reopen, the playing field is in many ways wiped clean. What are your dreams for rebuilding and growing? Do your numbers support that dream? Where else can you pivot? How can Fidalgo Coffee contribute to your success?
 
As your business partner, Fidalgo Coffee is committed to running alongside you to grow profitably. Let’s discuss your product mix, every aspect of your customer marketing plans, finances, and more. We challenge you to see the future in a bold new way. We want to collaborate with you to develop an abundantly strong future. With a clear vision and path forward, it is easy to believe in the goal.  
 
We look forward to serving you and bringing joy to all with coffee. For the world’s best coffee, syrups, sauces, cups, and personal service, Contact Us.

June 10, 2020
Fidalgo Coffee is now on Amazon!

Fidalgo Coffee is now on Amazon!

Finding the coffee you love shouldn't be complicated. Now you can order Fidalgo Coffee on Amazon with the rest of your shopping. 

The best news is your order will ship direct, fresh from our roastery. Fidalgo ships the same day Monday – Friday, so you can expect to receive your order the next business day in Western Washington. Delivery times are fast for the rest of the country too.

How can we serve you today? Contact us at: Orders@FidalgoCoffee.com or order at https://amzn.to/3625diq

May 22, 2020
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How To Make Cold Brew Guandolo

How To Make Cold Brew Guandolo

A recipe card for Fidalgo's Cold Brew Guandolo.
May 13, 2020
Yes, We Are Open!

Yes, We Are Open!

The Fidalgo Coffee team is ready to serve you!

Thank you grocery store buyers for serving and keeping pantries around America stocked.

As you and your team bravely serve the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are here to help you and listen to your needs.

How can we serve you today? Contact us at: orders@fidalgocoffee.com

Bringing joy to all with quality coffee that is good for people and good for the planet,


Fidalgo Coffee Roasters 

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May 13, 2020
Pouring on the Sales

Pouring on the Sales

There are two ways to grow your sales: 

  1. Increase your share of wallet with existing customers.
  2. Add new clientele.

The most cost-effective and fastest way to revenue is to serve existing customers with more of what they already love = everything coffee from you! 

Covid-19 has wiped the monopoly board clean. This is the greatest reset in the history of business. Time to reimagine your company and go for growth. Whatever “BOARDWALK” and “PARK PLACE” mean to you, today is the day to strategize how to secure those boardgame prizes and build your business.

Pouring on the sales can be as simple as adding one of the five ideas from Torani’s recent article, Creating New Streams of Revenue. Our favorite idea is the Do-It-Yourself Kits which bundle a recipe card and all the necessary ingredients for your customers to make their favorite beverage, cocktail or baked good at home. 

Here is an idea starter for a drink recipe:

At Fidalgo Coffee, our mission is to bring joy to all with quality coffee. Expanding how coffee is consumed beyond beverages with clever new recipes for seasonal beverages, cocktails and baked goods is a savvy idea for generating incremental sales.

How can we serve you today with an order of syrups, sauces, and bags of coffee to assist customers in all their DIY projects? To view the Fidalgo coffee collections Click Here. To place your order Contact Us

Let’s pour on the sales!

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May 13, 2020