Coffee Shop Etiquette


How cool of you to check out and post up at your local trendy coffee bar or coffee shop, but do you know the rules and etiquette, or better, do you follow the rules and etiquette?  Here they are, in no particular order:

-Be friendly.  Even if you’re tired or angry, you’re in public-- behave.

- For pete's sake, buy something. Chances are that air conditioning, wi-fi, comfy couches are already provided so the least you can do is buy something. We recommend that 1 drink per 2-3 hours hits the sweet spot. 

-Tip well, but realize that if the coffee AND service were sub-par, that this part is completely up to you. 

-Don’t be gross at the condiment counter. Keep in mind that area is communal, so it gets messy easily. It seems elementary, but throw away your garbage and clean up small spills. You'd be surprised at how many adults don't. 

-Try to take business calls outside. Short and quiet conversations are permissible, but if you must take a business call that last an extended amount of time inside, try not to shout. Phone calls of any type are good until they disturb others. 

 photo credit: Francisco Gonzales 

photo credit: Francisco Gonzales 

- Don't hog the power outlets. Just like trying to avoid prime seating during peak business hours, try to bring a power strip of multiple outlets if you plan on staying a while. 

-Ask questions! The people working at your favorite coffee bar or shop are trying really hard to represent the company behind them and the product they serve, so chances are they’d love to chat about those things

-Enjoy yourself! Coffee bars and coffee shops want to create an experience for you to enjoy their cuppa, so whatever reason you are there, try to enjoy! 

 photo credit: Jared's photos 

photo credit: Jared's photos 

So there you have it.  We understand that this stuff is pretty common sense and pretty universal, and should be of no surprise, so feel free to apply in other areas of your awesome life as well. 


Check out OUR TASTING ROOM! Feel free to come in and check us out M-F from 7am-12pm!


Whittier, January 29, 2015 — SOLID Coffee Roasters is proud to announce the opening of the SOLID Tasting Room in Whittier, California. This new endeavor allows SOLID to create an interactive atmosphere where sight and taste in regards to all things coffee collide. SOLID Coffee will be roasted on their unique 5-kilo Renegade Roaster, which is perfect for custom roast-to-order, while having enough power to keep up with high volume demand. From 7am- 12pm SOLID is opening their world of sourcing, roasting and brewing to the public so they can experience the art and the culture of coffee at it’s purest state. 

Unique Characteristics of SOLID Tasting Room: 
The SOLID tasting room caters to groups or individuals looking for a simple cup of hand poured coffee to purchase or others wanting more of a coffee education. Specialized coffee experiences during the SOLID Tasting Room hours include, “SOLID Ritual Experience”, where our trained baristas will offer the options of: 

  • 1 Bean brewed 3 different ways (Aeropress, Pour Over, and Chemex) 
  • 3 Beans brewed 1 way (Aeropress, Pour Over or Chemex)
    *Both options are for a duration of 30 minutes with a cost of $20.00

“Through this, individuals can experience organic beans roasted on high quality equipment and be educated by an experienced and trained roaster. SOLID hopes that individuals will discover what could be their own personal coffee ritual through this experience, and SOLID is more than happy to help them in that process” says, Daniel Kam, CEO/ Owner of SOLID Coffee Roasters.

Having recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary on October 2014,  SOLID is excited to start the new year by opening the SOLID Tasting Room invite to elevate the coffee experience for others and share what they love through an interactive way. Quickly growing in popularity, SOLID Coffee has made appearances at events ranging from 50,000-80,000 people, to intimate weddings, business and non-profit fundraisers, and city-wide food festivals. SOLID Coffee can also be found in stores all over Southern California.

About Solid Coffee:
SOLID Coffee was founded in October 2013 to provide a new pathway of enjoyment for coffee lovers all over the world. Each  one of SOLID coffee beans are carefully selected, cupped, graded and analyzed to make sure they meet our highest quality standards. Uniquely designed as a made-to-order coffee roasting company, SOLID warehouses, roasts, packs and ships from our facility in Whittier, California to ensure the freshest bean and the most SOLID cup of coffee. SOLID also offers private-labeled coffee for organizations or companies who want to use SOLIDCoffee with their own brand.  SOLID is committed to sharing the highest quality coffee experience to all parties involved from farmers to customers with their direct trade coffee process. Direct trade increases profit for farmers at their origins to encourage better standard of living, while also ensuring the finest coffee experience for SOLID customers alike. For more information about SOLIDCoffee, visit