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Why Your Café Needs A Laundry Service

Running a café is demanding with all the never-ending tasks. Managing your staff and your customers’ expectations doesn’t make the job any easier. When you add laundry to the mix, it can be overwhelming and sometimes, your café needs a laundry service to handle the laundry.

Well, we are here to spill the beans. Laundryheap is a great laundry service to partner up with!

why your café needs a laundry service

Staff Morale

Why does your café need laundry service, you ask? Firstly, in a busy work environment, your staff could use some help with having their aprons cleaned by a service.

Imagine finishing off a long shift and going home with your coffee-stained aprons and laundering it by yourself when you could be resting. By partnering up with us, your staff don’t have to worry about their uniforms because they can rely on us to clean them to perfection and make them look the part in front of your customers!

Convenient

Additionally, another reason why your café needs a laundry service is that it makes it convenient for you – the owner. Laundry can get in the way of running your business but with Laundryheap, you are guaranteed a quick turnaround, high-quality cleaning and FREE delivery!

The booking process is as easy as 123! All you need to do is book a collection date, we’ll collect your work aprons and deliver them back the next day!

A cleaned apron makes for a happier barista all around!

So, let’s find a common ground and partner up!

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Why your cafe needs a laundry service!

To learn more about Laundryheap, visit our website or download the free app on iOS or Android.


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Tips On Running a Café

Running a café is rewarding; seeing your customers happy after they’ve had their first sip of coffee is a great feeling! however, behind every business, there will be challenges and to help you manage, we’ve compiled some tips on running a café!

Get To Know Your Customers

Your customers are the heart of your business and the reason you are running a café. Customer service isn’t just about making the coffee, you should also get to know your customers and spark a friendly small talk with them. Remember their orders too – it goes a long way in making them feel welcomed at your café!

Coffee mug

Work To Your Staff’s Strengths

The best businesses are those that allocate tasks according to skill level. Obviously, you should train your staff well but consider their strengths and weaknesses and assign tasks based on that. Everybody is good at something. If you have a staff member who has a friendly personality, assign them to the till where they interact with customers. If you have a staff member who is great at making drinks, instruct them to stay in the coffee bar during shifts.

Happy Baristas

Set a Culture All About Good Hygiene

Especially in these times, hygiene is more important than ever. Hand washing, good personal hygiene, effective equipment, and dish cleaning are all fundamental parts of running a café. Be clear to your staff and set cleaning schedules to make sure you never miss a deep cleaning day!. Wipe the surfaces and mop the floor meticulously. check everything is as spotless as possible! Cleaning makes a huge difference to your hygiene ratings!

Hand-washing results in good hygiene

Partner Up With A Laundry Service

Running a café alone isn’t easy. Consider partnering up with a laundry service like Laundryheap. We can imagine there will be milk or coffee stains on your work aprons after a long shift. The bar does get messy.

The good news is, with Laundryheap, we can clean your staff aprons and your bar towels. All you need to do is book a service with us and we’ll deliver your laundry back to you within 24 hours – all professionally cleaned!

You handle the coffee, and we’ll handle the laundry!

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Always Make Sure Food or Drink is Dated

What sets the café industry apart from other industries is that you have the responsibility of food and drink handling. Your customers trust you to prepare their food and drinks to a high standard. Make sure the milk is dated according to its expiry dates and they are stocked using the first-in, first-out method. Always double-check when your food and bakery go out of date. Your customers deserve a delicious and fresh bakery!

Tips on running a cafe - make sure food and drink is served well!

Now you have the best tips on running a café, we want to wish you the best of luck! If you feel that you need help with your laundry, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll make laundry easier for your café!

Whether it’s laundering or cleaning or ironing, we have the services for your cafe!

To learn more about Laundryheap, visit our website or download the free app on iOS or Android.


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How to remove coffee stains

One minute you’re drinking a coffee, the next, you’re looking down to see a coffee stain on your top. This is how to remove those pesky coffee stains. 

  • Removing coffee stains from synthetic fabrics
  • Removing coffee stains from cotton
  • Using Laundryheap

Removing coffee stains from synthetic fabrics 

Synthetic fabric is any fabric that is man-made as opposed to natural. This includes acrylic, nylon, and polyester. These materials are fairly durable when compared to natural fabrics, so coffee stains are fairly easy to remove. 

You will need…

  • A dry cloth
  • A sponge
  • Warm water
  • Dishwashing detergent 
  • White vinegar 
  • Rubbing alcohol

Begin by blotting the stain with a dry cloth. This will lift any of the excess coffee on the fabric. Remember to blot rather than rub as rubbing will only force the stain further into your fabric. 

Next, create a solution of 1 quarter warm water, half a teaspoon of dish-washing detergent, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. Once made, let your stain soak in the solution for 15 minutes. 

After 15 minutes has passed, remove your stained item from the solution and rinse with warm water. You should notice that the stain is a lighter colour as you wash the solution off. 

Once the solution has been washed off, use a sponge to dab rubbing alcohol onto the remainder of the stain. This will help to lift what is left of the coffee. 

Finally, wash your garment as you usually would. Once washed, if you notice that the stain has not been completely removed, repeat the process again. 

Removing coffee stains from cotton

Cotton, although a natural fabric, is strong. There are two methods that can be used to remove coffee stains from cotton or linen. 

For method one you will need…

  • A dry cloth
  • Warm water
  • Dishwashing detergent 
  • White vinegar
  • A sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol

This method is exactly the same as removing coffee stains from synthetic fabrics. The only difference in this method is that you have to rinse the rubbing alcohol off of your cotton before washing as usual. 

For method two you will need…

  • A rubber band
  • A large bowl
  • A temperature display kettle

Begin by stretching your stained cotton over a large bowl. Secure the material over the bowl with your rubber band. 

After securing your material, boil your temperature display kettle to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once boiled pour the water over the stain. Be careful whilst doing so, you don’t want to burn yourself. 

If the stain does not instantly disappear, try pouring fresh water over the stain. 

It is important to note that near-boiling water is safe for cotton, however, can damage some dyes that may have been used on your clothing. To avoid damage to your whole garment you may want to pre-test this method on an inconspicuous part of the item, such as the seam. 

Using Laundryheap

The best way to treat any stain is by using a professional dry cleaning service. If you have a coffee stain, or any other stain, that needs to be treated book a Laundryheap slot. Simply select your service and write in the comments which items are stained and by what, and leave the rest to us. 

To book your Laundryheap dry cleaning slot head to the Laundryheap website or download the free Laundryheap app. We are fully operational in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Coventry, Amsterdam, Doha, Kuwait City, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Singapore, Boston, New York City, Manama, and, most recently, Rotterdam, and The Hague.