Running a Coffee Shop

Elizabeth Perk in Trenton, Michigan Joins Crimson Cup Community

Elizabeth Perk coffee house and ice cream parlor Trenton Michigan

We’re excited to welcome Mark Hayes and Debbie Rote-Hayes to the Crimson Cup community! Their Elizabeth Perk coffee house and ice cream parlor opened April 28 at 2975 W. Jefferson Ave. in Trenton, Michigan. The husband-and-wife team chose a historic … Read More

$142,000 in Coffee House Loyalty Rewards Announced

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We have awarded more than $142,000 in education and training credits to our coffee house customers in the second year of our Crimson Cup Rewards loyalty program. Participants received up to $5,000 in credits, based on 2014 sales. Crimson Cup … Read More

Cherry Almond Mocha Warms the Heart

Crimson Cup Cherry Almond Mocha

We’ve introduced a new coffee drink to warm up during February’s frigid days and below-zero nights. Available for a limited time, Cherry Almond Mocha combines a shot of our signature Armando’s blend espresso with steamed milk, chocolate sauce and almond … Read More

Take Advantage of our Free Coffee Shop Business Consulting

Free coffee shop business consulting from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Thinking of opening a coffee shop? We’re here to help! Through the Power of the Cup, we’ve helped open hundreds of coffee houses, cafes and bakeries over the past 24 years. One of the secrets to their growth is our … Read More

Meet our Cuppers: Nate Bell

Nate Bell Crimson Cup Coffee House Columbus Oho

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

Introducing Our New Coffee Roasting & Distribution Facility!

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea roasting and distribution headquarters Columbus Ohio

We’re excited to announce the opening of our new $1.1 million roasting facility and distribution center at 1925 Alum Creek Drive in Columbus. This expansion was made possible by the growth of our customers and partners, including the 12 new … Read More

12 Coffee Houses in 8 States Joined the Crimson Cup Community in 2014

Lorraine's Coffee and Music serves Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

2014 was a great year for independent coffee houses! We were excited to see steady growth in the number of entrepreneurs interested in learning how to open their own independent coffee business. We welcomed 12 new coffee houses in 8 … Read More