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Franchise or Independent – which coffee house business plan is right for you?

Specialty coffee is a great business for entrepreneurs. After oil, coffee is the most-traded commodity in the world. And coffee houses continue to grow in popularity as more consumers demand great-quality coffee. However, starting a coffee shop business may be … Read More

How to Make Perfect Irish Coffee At Home

Every March 17, millions of Americans don green and celebrate the Irish with parades, good cheer, and perhaps a cup of Irish Coffee. It’s likely that the Irish have been mixing whiskey and coffee since they first gained access to … Read More

Go Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Your Coffee House

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 25 percent of Americans visit a restaurant or bar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some ideas to ensure that your coffee shop gets its fair share of visitors… and that staff and … Read More

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee house. One of the most prevalent myths is that you will be inundated with business as soon as you open the doors of your coffee … Read More

Secrets to Brewing Awesome Coffee

It’s amazing how small changes can make substantial improvements in the taste of coffee. Here are 10 secrets to brewing a perfect cup. 1. Know your beans. You can’t make savory coffee from so-so beans. Start with specialty grade, class … Read More

The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

Nearly five years after opening, The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio is still moving ahead at full steam, thanks to dedicated owners, an inspired location, talented staff and support from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. From Concept to Profitable Coffee … Read More

Awesome Coffee: It’s All About the Beans!

Coffee cherries on coffee plant

At Crimson Cup, we know that awesome coffee begins with awesome coffee beans. We source the top grade of specialty gourmet coffee beans from around the world, and then carefully roast them in small batches to bring you consistently fresh, … Read More