The 2018 winter season is turning out to be one of the coldest on record. In North Carolina and along the East Coast, the new year has brought fierce winter storms, heavy snows, and below freezing temperatures. For those in the food and beverage industry, this has resulted in an increase in customers seeking warm beverages to beat the chill, leaving coffee cups and other types of hot beverage cups in high demand. It’s essential that your business stocks up on hot cups and containers that are sturdy, dependable, and reasonably priced to fit your budget. As the region will likely continue seeing the cold weather for the next few months, now is the time to replenish your supplies.
Customers Crave Warm Beverages Throughout The Cold Weather Months
Whether you operate a restaurant that caters to dine in guests or your establishment is more focused on to-go orders, sales of coffee and other types of warm beverages can significantly boost your overall profits. According to a Harvard University study, coffee alone is a $40 billion business, with more than half of all Americans drinking an average of three cups a day. The popularity of other warm beverages like hot chocolate, tea, and cappuccino, along with the relatively low cost of making these drinks, makes them an appealing and profitable side or solo business.
When selling hot coffee and other types of warm beverages, having the right to-go cup is a must. Hot beverage cups must be designed to keep their contents at the appropriate temperature, without spilling, breaking, or burning customers. That’s why making sure your supplier has the right variety of cups is a must! These include the following kinds of cups:
- To go coffee cups made from high-quality materials, including styrofoam, paper, and plastic.
- Matching lids that are designed to fit snugly and make drinking easier.
- Cup sleeves, which provide reinforcement and make the cup easier to grip.
- Sizes to suit customer demands, ranging from four to twenty ounces or more.
- Containers for taking larger volumes of coffee to go like for office meetings and on job sites.
Keep Disposable Hot Cups In Steady Supply
Spring is still months away, meaning that you can expect to continue to keep dealing with cold temperatures and the need to provide warm beverages to meet your customer’s demands. According to the National Weather Service, average winter temperatures throughout February in North Carolina hover around 40 degrees with lows into the teens, while March will likely bring only modest improvements. During this time, you can use our disposable hot cups for holding other cold-weather staples like chili, soups, and stews.
Even once the cold weather ends, high consumer demand for coffee and hot teas mean that you can be confident in ordering disposable coffee cups in large quantities. Buying in bulk lets you save money while ensuring you always have a steady supply.