In the restaurant industry, managing your beverage supply is absolutely critical. There is nothing worse than having to explain to customers why they cannot have their favorite smoothie or the right blend of coffee. In order to make sure that your inventory is properly stocked, you need to focus on restaurant inventory management.
With restaurant inventory management, you are tracking your beverage supplies and ingredients during each shift in real-time. By doing this, you are able to keep your stock room fresh. It can also help you save money as you make better ordering decisions. Fortunately, getting started is easier than you probably think.
First, start by tracking your inventory. Most cafes and restaurants rely on a POS system. This system provides you with useful data, order reports, accounting and automated inventory based on your sales receipts. It is important to remember that this is only half the story. Ingredients can spoil, or beverages can be spilled. These sorts of losses are not tracked by POS, which...more
The chilly fall season has just begun. And there is no better way to enjoy it than by sipping a delicious cup of specialty coffee or tea that is made with products from Waterfall Gourmet Beverages, especially if you have some fun recipes to try out. So to help get things started, the following is a list of four unique drinks that offer a twist on some popular autumn favorites.
Spiced Pear Latte
This recipe is often done with pureed pear and several spices. But most of the pear ends up going to waste because it only takes a spoonful of it for a serving. Because of this, we highly recommend that you try using our pear syrup instead. Just stir two tablespoons of it into two shots of espresso. Then, add frothed milk and a dash of cinnamon. Those who aren't a fan of coffee can easily make this drink with black tea instead.
Caramel Apple Tea
This cup of tea tastes the best when it is served hot. To make it, start out by following the...more
Tea is a beverage that's been enjoyed by a range of cultures for centuries. From its origins in ancient China to the popularity of tea time in Britain, tea has been a popular trade good for many markets. Today, many people enjoy visiting tea shops for sipping on different variations of this tasty beverage while enjoying the company of friends and family. There is definitely a market for tea, and if you're looking to tap into that market, here are some supplies that you'll need to purchase to make your dream a reality.
Before you can open a new tea shop, you'll need to have the equipment that's necessary for running your business. This will likely include brewing equipment like hot water kettles or hot water dispensers for brewing the tea. Commercial grade brewers and strainers will help you serve your tea quickly.
You'll also need equipment for serving the tea to your clientele. Therefore, some attractive cups and saucers will be a necessity for serving those who decide to dine...more
Cafe shop owners and coffee enthusiasts know that one of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to enjoy a tall glass of something cold to drink. But that doesn't mean that you have to stick to a traditional iced coffee. With a few coffee and tea products from our specialty coffee products offered by Waterfall Gourmet Beverages, you can introduce the following summertime beverages to your loyal customers:
Tropical Paradise Tea
This gourmet tea recipe puts a tropical spin on the traditional version of sweet tea. To make it, start by brewing up a pitcher of black tea. Then, stir in a splash of each of our peach, raspberry, and coconut syrups. Pour the tea into tall glasses that are filled full of crushed ice. Finally, finish the drink off with a few fresh mint leaves for a garnish.
Black Forest Coffee
This iced coffee drink tastes just like the dessert cake that has a similar name. So consider making it for your family and...more
If you're like most independent coffee shop, tea room, or cafe owners, you take pride in providing customers with a relaxing, inspiring experience. You've undoubtedly taken pains to create a warm, welcoming ambiance, and you've probably carefully crafted your menu to make it unique enough so that it stands above the rest. For instance, perhaps your grandmother's recipe for Dutch apple pie has a recurring cameo role on your specials board, or maybe you've discovered your own secret way of making a common cup of cocoa taste like magic. Whatever it is that makes your business special, be sure to protect your edge over the competition by ensuring that your equipment is performing up to par.
How Barista Equipment Impacts Taste
Another thing you probably already know is the high price tag involved in purchasing coffee supplies and equipment. Commercial coffee brewers and espresso machines are designed to last for years, but proper cleaning and maintenance procedures are an essential component in getting the...more
Spring is just around the corner, which means that the days are getting longer. Nature is beginning to come alive as well. To keep your customers coming back for more, you want your beverage selections to reflect the change in seasons. Here are some spring drink recipes that will make you feel refreshed and ready to say goodbye to the drab winter days.
Irish Strawberry Smoothie
Smoothies are tasty ways to sneak extra nutrients into your diet. A creamy strawberry smoothie is a light and delicious drink that beckons spring. The green color is perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebration. Also, it reminds you that the plants are finally in bloom.
1 handful spinach
8 ounces almond milk
Blend all ingredients on medium speed for 45 seconds. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
Cinnamon Syrup Iced Coffee
As the spring temperatures are rising, you may wish to opt for an iced coffee. However, you may want to give...more
Have you ever thought about what it takes to bring a single cup of coffee to your customers? Coffee powders can only travel from the fields to your shop or restaurant in Central Texas with help from shipping professionals. That’s where we come in.
Waterfall Gourmet Beverages is proud to offer free shipping to all customers in the San Antonio, Austin, and Waco areas. As a highly rated wholesale coffee supplier, we have the know-how and tools that equate on-time delivery and precision order accuracy.
Our Specialty Coffee Products
We’re much more than just a coffee distributor — our products also include ciders, teas, chai, paper products, barista equipment, and more. Say goodbye to the hassle of juggling multiple suppliers. With help from Waterfall Gourmet Beverages, you can streamline the supply process.
Here at Waterfall Gourmet Beverages, we can also help you get started, allowing your business to stand out from other coffee shops and cafes in Greater San Antonio, Austin, and Waco. Our...more
Milk and dairy products have been a staple for coffee shops and restaurants who serve caffeinated drinks for years. However, non-dairy and alternative milk substitutes are an increasingly popular beverage supply. The rise in veganism, ovo-vegetarianism, allergies, and lactose intolerance are just a few of the reasons why your restaurant or coffee shop should consider carrying vegan milk alternatives. Soy milk is a popular and well-known option, but there are so many other types of vegan and non-dairy milk alternatives available through beverage distributors.
Accommodate customers with allergies
When determining what kind of vegan milk to include when restocking cafe supplies, you should take food allergies into consideration. The most common food allergens include cow’s milk, tree nuts, and soy. You might want to carry a milk that does not include any common allergens or more than one type of non-dairy milk in order to appeal to the widest customer base possible.
Nut milk like almond and cashew milk are delicious vegan beverage options....more
Whether you love it or hate it, the change of seasons is bringing in much colder weather. For coffee shops and restaurants, the change of seasons also creates new opportunities to introduce seasonal specialty beverages for their customers to enjoy. Thanks to the abundance of flavored syrups and sauces available, there are endless possibilities of flavor combinations that you can create. Warm up the festivities all season long with these tasty recipes.
The perfect mix of coffee, chocolate, and mint, this classic drink pops up every year around the holidays. This specialty coffee drink can be made by mixing freshly brewed espresso with prepared hot chocolate and a squirt of peppermint syrup, or by adding a combination of chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup to the espresso and topping it with steamed milk. For lactose-intolerant coffee lovers, try “barista-style” nondairy milk to get the perfect amount of foam. Finish off your creation with a peppermint stick or candy cane and a dollop of whipped coconut cream for richness....more
Having a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat for breakfast is a time-honored tradition across the world, including the Netherlands. In fact, in 1810, stroopwafels were first created there by a baker named Gerard Kamphuisen who wanted to make use of some leftover baking ingredients that he had. His creation was a big hit, and soon, word spread of the delicious little snacks. Luckily, you don't have to travel all the way to Holland to find a good stroopwafel anymore though. Here at Waterfall Gourmet Beverages, we always have a fresh supply of them in stock for our customers. Here are a few reasons why you should make stroopwafels part of your next coffee shop supply order.
The Perfect Size
Stroopwafels are intentionally made to be just slightly bigger than the surface of the average coffee cup. The reason for this is that it is customary to set the treat on top of the cup for a minute or two before eating it. That way, the steam from the hot beverage gently warms and softens it up....more
There's no denying that the art of producing excellent coffee has gained a renewed appreciation in the past 20 years. A large swath of the general public is taking gourmet coffee more seriously than ever nowadays. If you want to capitalize on this trend by starting your own coffee shop, there are some crucial coffee supplies that you'll need to buy. Here's a brief checklist to guide your coffee equipment purchasing decisions.
A World-Class Bean Grinder
If you want to make truly transcendent coffee, a topnotch grinder is one piece of barista equipment that can't be overlooked. For the best results, having both a blade grinder and a burr grinder on hand is recommended. Blade grinders are generally used to prepare grounds for traditional drip-brewed coffee. Burr grinders, on the other hand, are required equipment if you want to make high-quality espresso.
An Industrial Coffee Machine
While espresso drinks are all the rage at the moment, one-third of the U.S. populace still...more
Restaurants today understand the importance of offering specialty beverages. Gourmet beverages can attract more customers and increase your profits. In response to customer preferences, restaurants are offering an increasing variety of specialty drinks, including smoothies, chai, gourmet coffee, fine teas, and more.
These types of drinks can draw customers into your restaurants during hours when food sales are slow. During dead times, offering specialty beverages can draw in customers who are there simply to enjoy the drinks that you offer. There are multiple benefits to working with a gourmet restaurant coffee supplier like Waterfall Gourmet Beverages to supply your restaurant with the finest beverages available.
Drinks are driving sales
Restaurant owners understand that the profit margins that they enjoy on food sales are razor-thin. According to the NPD Group, a top market research company, beverage-only visits have...more
Running a successful tea shop takes a lot of work. Not only do you strive to provide superior products and service, but it is important to keep the operating costs low. One solid strategy is to hire a tea distributor to buy your tea shop items wholesale. With a tea or beverage distributor, you can reduce the costs of buying your teas and will face less of a hassle with the ordering process.
What Is Wholesale?
Wholesale works by providing you, the business, with a bulk number of products. For instance, if your tea shop needs a supply of fresh Chai tea, a beverage distributor will be able to negotiate and sell your tea shop a bulk item amount of Chai tea. With a contract, your store will consistently receive the necessary amounts of Chai tea within a set amount of time at a specific rate.
The Benefits of Beverage Distributors
When buying wholesale, the distributor is typically selling products at a lower cost to you than if you had to buy Chai tea every time your inventory ran low. For example, a tea distributor may sell...more
For today's consumers, a normal cup of joe just won't cut it anymore. As much of a hearty classic a mug of steaming black coffee may be, who can really blame anyone for skipping the plain-jane style when there are such tantalizing flavors as toffee-nut, raspberry truffle, or campfire s'mores floating around? These days, gourmet coffee drinks are about variety and creativity, and a wide array of innovative coffee syrup flavors can make this variety and creativity possible! Any old syrup won't do, however; proper coffee syrups should be flavorful, but not overpowering, and taste of high-quality ingredients over cheap and artificial ones. Read on to learn how to know which syrups are the perfect fit for serving in your coffee-shop, and why you should be purchasing them wholesale:more
All coffee shops and restaurants require a consistent and trusted supply of vital coffee and tea products to enable them to provide quality drinks to their customers. Although there are many options in regards to purchasing barista products and paper supplies for coffee shops, it is crucial to have a trusted and reputable supplier for quality, dependability, and on-time delivery.
Our team of specialized professionals is highly trained to take care of your orders without delay or failure. Our varieties of tea, coffee syrup wholesale, and paper products ensure that we are in the position of supplying to a variety of local restaurants and coffee shops. Some of our top selling products include:more
Waterfall Beverages is a leading coffee shop supplies and equipment company. Other restaurant beverage supplies that we provide include; syrups, milk, sauces, paper products equipment among others that are aligned with the restaurant business. Take a look at some of our hometown cafes that trust us with their beverage supplies and more!
Austin Java provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Perhaps the most appealing part about this cafe is that it offers its own roasted coffee. This coffee supplied by Austin Java has been expertly grown, harvested and processed in a professional manner. It also has a mobile Espresso Bar to ensure that you get your fresh coffee wherever you are situated. Other delicacies that are on the restaurant’s menu include Spicy African Peanut Soup, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Egg in the Hole Burger and Eggs Benedict among many others. Austin Java also offers catering services for any event. Regardless of the size of the...more