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Feeling Drained? Here's How to Take a Coffee Nap

Two great tastes that taste great together

If you’re exhausted but have to power through the rest of the day, you have a few options at your disposal: you can grab that extra dose of caffeine or pull yourself away from work to take a quick nap.But apparently, if ...

by Nina Zipkin  | September 08, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Which Country Has the Cheapest Cup of Coffee in the World?

Find out how much your caffeine fix will set you back in other countries

Whether you travel frequently, plan to move abroad or want to dabble in the digital nomad lifestyle, if you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll have a hankering for a cup of joe somewhere along the way.Expert Market, a U.K.-based B2B product comparison site, recently conducted ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 18, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

In Which Regions and Cities Do Food and Accommodation Businesses Earn the Most?

Average gross profit per establishment ranges from Php1.5 million to Php15 million

Food and accommodation establishments in the Philippines earned an average gross profit (income less expenses) of Php9.6 million in 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).But restaurant, bar and hotel owners as well as caterers in Metro Manila earn more compared ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 05, 2017 10:00:00
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Drinking Lots of Coffee Could Be Making People Dumb, Study Claims

Consuming too much caffeine? It could be hindering your success

While it might feel like that morning cup of Joe is helping you be more productive and successful every day, that might not be the case. At least according to recent research.The study by the blog Best Mattress Brand, which analyzed more than 1,000 college ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 26, 2017 12:00:00
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The Coffee Shop That Posted That 'Clever' Sign Isn't Clever At All

Making fun of your customers is bad business

A coffee shop in Roanoke, Va., put a "clever" sign outside that said:"Small coffee" - $5"Small coffee, please" - $3"Hello, one small coffee please" - $1.75The sign went viral. News stations reported on it. Redditors rejoiced. Bloggers and tweeters gushed."It might be ...

by Gene Marks  | June 22, 2017 12:00:00
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5 Ways That Coffee Affects Productivity

Yes, we all love java. It gets us going in the morning. But is it really such a good idea?

It’s not uncommon for employers and employees alike to reach for a caffeinated beverage when they need a bit of an energy boost. And while some might prefer to get their caffeine in the form of soda or an energy drink, the ...

by Thomas Smale  | March 13, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Starbucks and Philz Coffee

These two coffee brands found success by emphasizing customer experience and creating a genuine message

t wakes us up in the morning. Brings friends together. It's even become its own subculture and a billion-dollar business.I’m talking about coffee.Once thought of as a West-Coast indulgence, coffee brands have changed our taste in beverages, shifted our culture and succeeded commercially.Let’s learn what two pioneering coffee brands, Starbucks and ...

by Shayna Smilovitz  | February 21, 2017 12:00:00
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5 business lessons from Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez

The high-impact entrepreneur shares the importance of carving out a niche and transforming yourself

In an industry filled with large international franchises, Bo’s Coffee stands out by serving locally crafted brews. For the past 20 years, founder Steve Benitez has built his brand up from a coffee cart in Cebu to a network of 100 stores ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 14, 2016 10:00:00
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Bo’s Coffee: Ready for Hypergrowth

Leading Philippine specialty coffee shop chain eyes opening 25 branches a year up to 2020 compared to just 5 a year in past 2 decades

Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez is preparing his company for a rapid expansionLike a young adult on a wild caffeine boost, Bo's Coffee's expansion drive -- the picture of sure and steady all these years -- is about to go hyper.Steve Benitez, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 12, 2016 01:00:00
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How homegrown Bo's Coffee competes with Starbucks

The strategy of delivering a distinctly Filipino coffee experience works wonders for this Cebu-based coffee chain led by Steve Benitez.

Steve Benitez felt threatened when he heard Starbucks was setting up shop in the Philippines.Sure, Bo’s Coffee had a bit of a head start against the Seattle-based global chain when it opened here in 1997: Bo’s was already in Cebu when Starbucks ...

by Maricris Carlos  | April 03, 2016 11:00:00

How South Korean brand Caffe Bene woos the Philippine market

Caffe Bene has over three times as many stores in its home country than world-famous rival, Starbucks.

DIVERSE MENU. Apart from coffee and other beverages, Caffe Bene offers sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and croissants, all developed to suit the Filipino taste. Photo by Vincent Coscolluela / Entrepreneur PhilippinesWhen Diane Chua and her siblings first laid eyes on Caffe Bene, one of ...

by Mikael Angelo Francisco  | March 28, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Starbucks to open stores in Italy

So how exactly will an Italian order a venti coffee?

So how exactly will an Italian order a venti coffee? Seattle-based Starbucks has announced on February 28 that it would be opening locations in Italy as soon as 2017. Confirmed as Starbucks’ Italian licensee, Percassi will own and operate the stores, beginning with the first ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | March 02, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

4 eating habit changes that can boost your critical thinking

The food choices you make every day affect your critical thinking skills, and determine whether you can make important decisions when it really counts.

The ability to think critically is of the utmost importance when you are running a business or an organization. Although it is rarely given the attention it deserves, the food choices that you make every day affect your critical thinking skills, and ...

by Vani Hari  | February 28, 2016 11:00:00