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August 17, 2016

Coffee with a Conscience: Social and Ethical Improvements in the Industry

It’s a pretty good time to be a coffee drinker, and not just for the sheer amount of great coffee that a person can get pretty much anywhere. I remember when Starbucks first showed up in the town where I […]

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August 8, 2016

Some Drinks Made With Coffee You Might Never Have Heard Of

In another post, we covered the different kinds of espresso drinks that are common to any specialty coffee shop. If you haven’t read it, you should check it out here. Not that you need to read it in order to […]

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restaurant industry trends
August 6, 2016

10 Restaurant Industry Trends and Their Logical Conclusion

As is the trend here in the blogosphere, today we’re going to talk about restaurant industry trends. I stumbled upon a pretty insightful article by a guy named Aaron Allen, in which he discusses the ones he thinks will reshape […]

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July 20, 2016

Kounta is joining the fight against food waste

Kounta is joining the fight against food waste by supporting  OzHarvest’s Think.Eat.Save event in Martin Place, Sydney on Monday 25th, July 2016. Join top chefs from Rockpool Group, ARIA, The Star, Black Star Pastry and SumoSalad who have created delicious […]

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July 14, 2016

Ce N’est Pas le Café: Ten Great Examples of Latte Art

As the old saying goes, I may not know art but I know what I like. And I like coffee. Also, for the record, I know art pretty well, but that’s neither here nor there. Back to the coffee. If […]

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July 14, 2016

Coffee by the Numbers

Have you seen the our nifty coffee counter yet? It’s a pretty wild tool, counting in real time the number of coffee drinks sold at any given moment in Australia. As I write this, I have it up in a […]

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restaurant failure
July 4, 2016

The Ultimate Restaurant Failure Checklist

It’s no secret that restaurants are notorious businesses for having high failure rates. The frequently cited statistics point to 60% of new restaurants going under within three years, while the failure rate after five years is 75%. But don’t let […]

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June 8, 2016

Sorry, Kids: Screen Time is Over at this Cafe

The state of Vermont, in the northeast US, does things a little differently than the rest of the country. It’s the only state in the country whose capital doesn’t have a McDonald’s. There are only five Starbucks inside its borders—as […]

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June 6, 2016

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Stay Employed

Over here in the States, there’s a certain segment of people who got real upset a few years ago when President Obama pointed out that business owners aren’t creating successful companies all by themselves. He was talking about the infrastructure […]

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May 21, 2016

Pay-By-Donation Cafe Doesn’t Need a POS—Or Does It?

A while back, I wrote a post here about the kinds of things found on menus that will annoy your customers. One menu choice that I cautioned against was not having prices for each item. The whole construct of a […]

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a successful pop-up restaurant
May 17, 2016

Find Permanent Success with Temporary Restaurants

Rene Redzepi’s Kounta-powered Noma pop-up in Barangaroo is officially underway, and our involvement with it got us thinking about pop-ups in general. To us, it’s the perfect kind of venue to spotlight the flexibility of mobile POS and—bonus—it’s a focus […]

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Mommy, what's server latency?
May 8, 2016

There’s No Easy Answer for Difficult Customers

I like dogs and cats. Elephants seem nice though I’ve never met one. I find cows to be both adorable and delicious. But people? Not my kind of folks. Supposedly, we’re the brightest of all the animals in the kingdom, […]

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