Author Archives: Crimsoncup

Choosing Equipment for Opening a Coffee Shop

Opening a coffee shop business can be a fun and exciting venture. Assuming that you have already taken care of the preliminary steps, including finding a great location and lining up funding, the next major step is purchasing coffee shop … Read More

Brandon Bir Demonstrates Home Brewing Techniques on Good Day Columbus

Crimson Cup Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir

On its May 20 program, Good Day Columbus invited Coffee Buyer Brandon Bir to talk about coffee rust and coffee sourcing. He also demonstrated home brewing techniques using two different hand-pour systems. After discussing coffee rust and its effect on … Read More

Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Leos Donuts and Coffee House Radcliff Kentucky logo

Congratulations to Terry and Andra Shortt, who celebrated the one-year anniversary of Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House on April 22. The coffee-and-donut shop opened after completing our Seven Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Leo’s features an espresso bar, fresh … Read More

Celebrating 23 Years of Coffee and Community

Crimson Cup Celebrates 23 Years of Coffee and Community

It’s been 23 years since Greg began roasting and selling coffee beans from a tiny one-room office, and we have a lot of reasons to celebrate! Hand-roasted in small batches, our coffee continues to win taste tests and accolades from … Read More

Easy Mother’s Day Tea

Mother's Day Tea ideas from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

It’s been 100 years since Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national celebration. Here are some ideas for hosting a Mother’s Day tea to make Mom feel special. Set the Scene. Mother’s Day is a perfect opportunity to show off … Read More

New Co-Op Espresso Blend for Clintonville Community Market

Clintonville Community Market Clintonville Ohio

Sometimes our customers request a coffee that’s exclusively theirs. And that’s what we’ve created for Clintonville Community Market, a unique member-owned grocery store providing a full selection of organic, local and natural products. Made with fair trade organic coffee beans, … Read More

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

Greg Ubert, Founder and President, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

In his recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business … Read More