When it comes to starting off your day, it is more likely than not that you’ll have a caffeinated beverage like coffee. After all, up to 30% of the population of the United States drinks coffee at least occasionally – and more than half of all American adults actually have coffee on a daily basis. On average, the typical person will drink just over one and a half cups of coffee over the course of a single day. The majority of all coffee (up to around 65% of it, as a matter of fact) will actually be consumed throughout the morning. And people will also have some coffee around lunch time, which accounts for at least 30% of coffee consumption. And though the vast majority of coffee drinkers won’t have any during the evening, still around 5% of all coffee will be consumed during these hours. At the end of the day, there is just no denying the fact that coffee plays an important role in the lives of many.
So too, therefore, does the independent coffee shop. All throughout the United States, independent coffee shops have been growing more and more prominent – as well as, for that matter, more and more successful. After all, the data that has been gathered on the subject is more than in support of this claim, showing that independent coffee shops found all throughout the country now bring in at least $12 billion – if not more, as this number is always growing – in the span of a single year. And while more than 80% of all people will make coffee at home, there are certain types of coffee that just can’t be easily made in your own kitchen, necessitating a trip to the coffee shop at least once in awhile if not on a daily basis.
For instance, specialty coffee beverages like lattes, espressos, and cappuccinos are consumed by at least half of all Americans as of the current date. These drinks account for nearly one third of all coffee shops sales, as they are much more difficult than drip coffee to make on your own time, requiring certain equipment and even a certain skill set. And many coffee shops will offer their own twists on and flavors of these beverages, making going to a coffee shop even more ideal. Even certain flavors of drip coffee are harder to find on your own or are prepared in a way (such as through the use of something like a fresh press) that you are not equipped to use on your own.
So the average coffee shop is poised for success just about anywhere you look all throughout the country. But in order for any given coffee shop, small or large, independent or not, to be successful, they must have the right supplies. Paper cups, for instance, are hugely important. White paper cups are commonly used in coffee shops, and these paper cups are an essential part of the business. From small paper cups with lids to large paper cups with lids, paper cups, especially with heat resistant sleeves and secure lids, allow coffee to be obtained while on the run. For busy office workers and all kinds of employees on their way to work, getting paper cups of coffee is an essential morning routine. Without paper cups and the ability to get coffee on the go, the typical coffee shop would not be nearly as successful, of this there is very little doubt.
In addition to paper cups, wooden coffee stirrers are also actually quite essential. These wooden stir sticks can be used to mix in both cream and sugar alike. And having cream and sugar on hand is also particularly important, thanks to the fact that up to 65% of all coffee drinkers in the United States put cream and sugar both into their cups, meaning that only just over one third of all coffee drinkers actually take their coffee black. Allowing customers to adjust their coffee as needed is something that is likely to be very good for business indeed.
At the end of the day, coffee isn’t going anywhere here in the United States.