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Comparing M-1 vs X-1 Mini vs X-1 Juice Presses

Quick overview Before we get into the details, I think it’s important to give a quick overview of our three most popular cold-press juicers: M-1: The Goodnature M-1 is our smallest available commercial juice press, that is meant for making a single serving of juice per press (about 16 – 20 ounces) in under 3…

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Keeping Juice Fresh – Time and Temperature Abuse

I was in LA back in 2015, and my friend Adam was visiting from Australia to do some research about the juicing industry. I organized a factory tour for us of what was (at the time) the fastest growing, potentially most recognizable brand of cold-pressed juice in LA. I won’t mention the name, but let’s…

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Juice Makers Association Now Open for Membership

Juice Makers Association now open for membership!   Why the JMA Exists Ever since cold-pressed juice became a real industry, it has faced challenges. And no, I’m not talking about the inherent challenges of running a raw juice business – high cost of goods, short shelf life, expensive labor costs, equipment costs, and overhead. I’m…

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Cold Press Technique – Avoiding Press Overflow

Cold pressing the perfect batch of juice takes a bit of technique. Just like learning how to make the perfect shot of espresso – there’s a bit of a learning curve. One of the biggest struggles of learning how to cold press is trying to press certain ingredients and ending up with the press overflowing…

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How Do Juicers Work? It Depends on the Type of Juice Machine

Juicing has blown up in recent years due to the amazing health benefits and convenience. But if you might be wondering “how does a juicer work?” The answer varies depending on the type of juicer. The four most common types of juicers, each of which we will cover today, are: Centrifugal juicers Masticating juicers Twin…

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5 Tips for Starting a Juice Business

Opening a juice business seems pretty straight forward. You make juice, and you sell it. Easy money. Well, there are some things you need to figure out before everything can be open and operating. After working with hundreds of new juice companies, I have compiled a short list of tips and resources that will keep…

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How to Start a Juice Business From Home

What do successful juice brands like Suja, Sol-ti, JRINK, and Naked all have in common? They all started in someone’s home kitchen! If you don’t feel ready to take the risk of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and signing a commercial lease, starting a juice business from home is a great way to start…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Business Plans: The 4 Basic Models

If you’re looking for a juice bar business plan, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll go over the four basic business models for a cold-pressed juice bar / business: Delivery Only Retail Juice Bar Wholesale* Combination *Technically not a juice bar business, but worth considering. I will give a high level…

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9 Must-Read Juicing Books in 2020

One of the great things about juicing is that there are HUNDREDS of useful resources to guide you on your juicing journey. In addition to the plethora of online resources (like our blog), there are handfuls of great books and publications that you can benefit from. Not only are books timeless, but they’re also filled…

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How to Do a Juice Cleanse

There is a lot of information out there about how to do a juice cleanse (or juice fast), but I want to take the opportunity to share what I have learned from my experiences. I was introduced to juicing by my parents when I was a kid and have been juice cleansing sporadically over the…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Equipment List & Kitchen Layout

This article covers some of the most important aspects of starting a juice business. Click a section to skip to it: Juice Bar & Kitchen Layout Infographics Kitchen Flow Juice Bar Equipment List Total Cost of Equipment Using a Commissary Kitchen This article has been updated (originally published September 8th, 2016). How to Design a…

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Juice Bar Regulations: 7 Tips to Help You Navigate the Health Department

When first getting into the business of food and beverage, it can be somewhat intimidating when you think about dealing with local juice bar regulations and the health department. The good news is that the health department is usually pretty helpful and will either answer your questions or point you in the right direction to…

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