[ISLMA-Share] coffee sales

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Tue Sep 19 11:29:00 CDT 2017

We have been successfully selling "coffee" in our library for several years
now. It allows us to purchase books and movies for our collection that we
would otherwise not be able to afford. We hang a sign by the Keurig
machines with a list of the books we've been able to add to our collection
thanks to their purchase.

We buy all of our coffee supplies from Amazon. If you order at least five
items and use Subscribe & Save you can save 15% on the K-cups.
We charge $2 for students and $1.50 for staff. They receive a cup with a
lid, k-cup, three single french vanilla liquid creamers and as much
powdered creamer, sugar, and stirrers that they need.
We purchase these flavors: French Vanilla, Caramel Vanilla, Nutty Caramel,
Butter Toffee, Regular, Decaf, Hot Cocoa, Hot Apple Cider (not very
popular) and a Tea Variety pack.

Hope this helps!

Katie Udstuen
Media Specialist
Tinley Park High School

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On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Email list for the Illinois School
Library Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> To anyone selling coffee to students in their libraries:
> We recently bought a Keurig so that students could buy coffee while
> they're in the library, and it's been great! Unfortunately, my assistant
> and I feel like we're running out to Sam's or  Wal-Mart every other day for
> k-cups and supplies, no matter how much we stock up.
> My questions to anyone currently doing this:
> 1. how much do you charge per cup? We charge $1, but we're not making much
> money
> 2. where do you purchase k-cups? Our kids drink primarily hot chocolate
> and the sweetened cappucino flavors (not much regular coffee). I try to
> find them on sale for no more than 50 cents each, but this is getting
> challenging.
> Any bright ideas or shared wisdom would be much appreciated! :)
> --
> Caroline Fox Anvick
> School Librarian
> Normal Community High School
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