Matcha Mafia was born in March 2019, opening its very first matcha café and shop in Amsterdam’s vibrant De Pijp district. Matcha is finely ground high-grade green tea powder - green gold, as it is packed with antioxidants and L-theanine amino acids. Drinking a cup of matcha boosts energy and concentration levels and helps increase your metabolism.
“We produce our very own matcha,” says Alexander Dengler, Owner of Matcha Mafia. “We get it straight from the tea fields in Uji, Japan, where the world’s most traditional matcha farms are located. That’s how we guarantee its quality so we can offer our customers the very best.”
In Japan, matcha is much more than a drink. Special matcha tea ceremonies have been part of Japanese tradition for centuries. “Traditionally, matcha is mixed with water,” Alexander explains. “Matcha’s a very strong, somewhat acquired taste. At Matcha Mafia, we take the Western approach: we mix it with vegan milk like almond, coconut, soy or oat milk. We also add even more special ingredients. We have drinks with turmeric and ginger, we use CBD oil, lavender, black goji berries and much more. All ingredients are all-natural and beside great flavour, they offer lots of health properties that are good for you. And they look pretty!”
At Matcha Mafia, all options were explored before setting up shop. “We didn’t really want to start delivery without everything being seamlessly integrated,” continues Alexander. “I wanted to work with a POS system that integrates well with the different delivery partners, so I didn’t have to upload Excel spreadsheets of delivery orders.”
The matcha bar found a partner in Deliverect. “All our orders come in from Uber Eats or Deliveroo, our delivery channels, and then go straight to our POS and our order system. This makes the online ordering process very similar, if not identical, to that of our on-site clientele.”
According to Alexander, the Deliverect solution makes life easier on a number of fronts. “The most visible advantage for us is the ability to easily update menus in real-time. If I want to add a new drink or food item, or take something off the menu, all I have to do is update the menu, push it out and it will be live on the platform within a few minutes.”
“Another feature we’ve been using is the daily reporting. Every day, I get a report on our sales and numbers. It gives me an overview of our revenue and how much comes from each delivery platform and from our in-store retail. It shows me which drinks are sold and which items are maybe not landing with our customers. And the best thing is - it’s all integrated into one thing, so I don’t have to reconcile different data sheets from our POS, our retail store and our delivery partners. It’s saved me a lot of time!”
With Amsterdam, Matcha Mafia is off to a good start. But as they say, the sky’s the limit. If all goes well, you’ll see more Matcha Mafia stores opening throughout Europe. Will you join the matcha movement
Since we started using Deliverect, our online orders are automated and we save a lot of time and increase efficiency.