When opening a coffee shop, you have a lot to consider -- what you'll serve, how you'll make your coffee, what you'll do for seating, and, most importantly, what sizes of cups you'll stock. Not only is this a major factor in deciding your menu items, knowing what sizes you'll offer in your coffee shop will also help you when ordering products. You'll know exactly the sizes you're looking for!
What Cup Sizes Should You Offer in Your Coffee Shop?
Coffee shops have two different types of cups they typically stock: hot and cold. Hot cups are made from paper, while cold cups are made from clear plastic. They come in slightly different sizes, so you'll need to consider sizes for both kinds of cups.
What Drinks are Best in Each Size?
8 oz: espresso, value menu or children's drinks
10 oz: lattes, drip coffee
12 oz: hot tea, hot chocolate, drip coffee
16 oz: drip coffee, this is the most popular size for hot drinks
22 oz: oversized latte, mocha
12 oz: frappe, frozen hot chocolate
16 oz: smoothie, milkshake, iced coffee
20 oz: iced latte, iced tea
24 oz: frappe, Italian soda, this is the most popular size for cold drinks
You know your coffee shop best. When asking what cup sizes you should offer in your coffee shop, think about your menu. Do you sell child-size or value drinks? Stock up on 8 oz cups. Do your Italian sodas sell just as well as your coffee? Order 24 oz cups. It all depends on your menu. When you first open, you can easily ask each customer what their favorite size for cold and hot drinks is. This way, you know exactly what they want.
What are the most popular sizes in your coffee shop? Tell us in the comments below! We love hearing from you.