Running a Coffee Shop

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

CrimsonCup Ribbon 300x253 Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

If you’re dreaming of opening a coffee shop, the two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: How much does it cost to open a coffee shop? Do I need a coffee shop business plan? There’s no hard and fast answer … Read More

Thrillist’s Top 21 Coffee Roasters


We’re thrilled to be among the top 21 coffee roasters in the country, according to online food, drink and travel mag Thrillist. Crimson Cup is the only Columbus or Ohio coffee roaster to make the list. Thrillist staff writer Dan … Read More

Second Crimson Cup Coffee House Opens in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Crimson Cup Coffee House Dhanmondi Dhaka Bangladesh

A big welcome to the second international Crimson Cup Coffee House in Dhaka, Bangladesh! It joins a sister store that opened less than a year ago in the city’s Banani area. The new coffee shop is located at House #275/d, Road 27, in the … Read More

J’s Place on Main Celebrates One-Year Anniversary


Congratulations to Gwen Riley, who recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her J’s Place on Main coffee house! Located at 101 S. Main Street in downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky, the independent coffee house marked its anniversary with an all-day event featuring … Read More

Coffee House Owners Learn About Industry Trends at Independents Day 2015

We were excited to welcome more than 40 coffee house owners and baristas to  Independents Day 2015. This annual event gives coffee house owners a way to connect, engage and grow with other coffee entrepreneurs. This year’s event took place … Read More

Traveling to Expand Our Relationships with Peruvian Coffee Farmers

Crimson Cup coffee buyer on Finca Santa Rosa in Peru

In July, Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir, along with Customer Growth Specialist Taylor Harvey, traveled into Peru’s Andes mountains to meet with local coffee farmers. Their goal was to expand relationships with farmers who participate in our Friend2Farmer … Read More

Gathering Grounds Coffee House in Huron, Ohio Joins Crimson Cup Community

A big Crimson Cup welcome to Frank and Lea Wechter, whose Gathering Grounds Coffee House is the new community gathering place for Huron, Ohio. Gathering Grounds serves hot and frozen espresso drinks, gourmet teas, smoothies, and locally-made pastries at 404 … Read More