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Last-Minute Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Handcrafted coffee and hand-brewing systems make great gifts for coffee-lovers

Looking for last minute gifts? Columbus Underground has some great ideas, including hand-thrown, Ohio-made pottery mugs from Crimson Cup Coffee House and our new single-serve coffee capsules. Handcrafted coffees paired with hand-brewing systems make great gifts for coffee lovers. The … Read More

Our New Single-Serve Coffee Capsules

Crimson Cup Single Serve Coffee Capsules

Have a single-serve coffee brewing system? Now, you can enjoy our coffee-house-quality java at home! Our new single-serve coffee capsules are designed to work with major home brewing systems. Each package contains 10 capsules of our handcrafted coffee in one … Read More

Meet Our Cuppers: Dave Eldridge

Dave Eldridge in Antigua, Guatemala

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who lives for coffee. Many of our Cuppers have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each … Read More

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop … Read More

The One-Day Coffee Shop Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an essential step in opening a coffee shop. But if you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you view the process of developing a plan with reluctance. As a result, you may drag out the process, making … Read More

Barista Camp

Crafted by: Brandon Bir “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” – JFK The pursuit to learn more about what we do, and what others are doing, led me to the Barista Guild’s Barista Camp in Palm Springs, California … Read More

How to Wow! Your Banker

  As an entrepreneur, cultivating a relationship with a business banker is essential to your long-term success. Bank loans are often a key component of opening or expanding your coffee business. Bankers can also become trusted advisors and connect you … Read More