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6 Factors To Consider When Choosing Disposable Coffee Cups For Your Business

6 Factors To Consider When Choosing Disposable Coffee Cups For Your Business

For cafes and other food stores that offer takeaway drinks, picking disposable coffee cups is no simple matter. Takeaway coffee cups basically serve as the packaging for your product, and as any good business person knows, packaging is part of what makes your product sell.

Takeaway coffee cups do more than just hold your hot beverages or allow your customers to take their coffee on-the-go. They serve as a visual representation of your brand and what your business offers, so you must make sure to select the best cup for your business.

So when it comes to choosing disposable coffee cups for your business, take note of the following 6 factors:

Size: Generally, it’s best to offer takeaway coffee cups in three different sizes: small, medium and large. It’s important to have all three as customers would want to have and expect these options. Restricting customers to only one size of cup will not only limit your product line and your profit, it will also create a negative impression of your business.

In addition to the three standard sizes, you could also opt to have an extra-large cup if your business offers extra-large servings, and extra-small disposable cups for single and double servings of espresso.

Material: Disposable coffee cups are all made of paper, but that doesn’t mean they’re all made the same. Some coffee cups are made with better quality paper than others. You’ll want a cup that’s made with durable, food-grade paper board that’s hygienic and sure to withstand long periods of holding hot drinks.

Layers: Disposable coffee cups can have a number of layers, and the more layers there are, the more insulating they will be. Single wall coffee cups are good for drinks that are not too warm, while double wall and triple wall coffee cups are built for handling hot beverages.

Accessories: You can’t have takeaway coffee cups without the takeaway accessories, namely: cup lids, sleeves and carriers. Cup lids usually come in either black or white to match your chosen coffee cup. Sleeves and carriers should be made with good quality materials to ensure proper handling of the hot beverages. They can also have unique designs to them.

Design: Speaking of design, you’ll want to have one on your coffee cup that is unique and reflective of your brand. Custom coffee cup printing is the easiest way to do this, and can make your brand visually recognisable and distinct.

Price: Of course, one of your key considerations should be the price of the coffee cups. While it may be tempting to opt for the lowest-priced cup, remember that you often get what you pay for, and opting for the cheapest product may not be the wisest decision in the long run. The cheapest cup may just lead to spills and scalds, which lead to customer complaints. So always check the quality of the cups before you go straight for the cheapest one, and purchase coffee cups wholesale to get the best value for your money.

Now that you know what you need to consider when buying disposable coffee cups for your business, check out our selection of high quality coffee cups here at Alpha Food Packaging! We offer a wide array of takeaway coffee cups, paper cups and accessories, and offer custom cup printing as well. Enquire now by calling us on 1300 799 201.

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