Running a Coffee Shop

Fall in Love with Our New Pumpkin Drinks

Autumn has arrived! At Crimson Cup, we’re celebrating this season of bright days but cold nights with three seasonal Pumpkin Lattes: Pumpkin Spice enhances the rich flavors of espresso and pumpkin with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. White … Read More

More College Students Waking Up to Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

This fall, even more students are kick-starting their studies with our handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks! The Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio State University Mansfield Campus, and Oberlin College are the newest campuses to offer Crimson Cup beverages. At … Read More

Brewing a Better Community

Giving back is a core value here at Crimson Cup, so Greg was thrilled to share some ideas and examples for giving back in CoffeeTalk Magazine’s annual “Making a Difference” issue. In “Brewing a Better Community,” Greg writes, “My parents … Read More

The Stand-Crafted Approach

Fresh Cup magazine recently interviewed our own Brandon Bir about the handcrafted pour-over stands he’s created for our Crimson Cup Coffee House. Editor Chris Ryan writes, “Once an owner opts to go with a pour-over program, the decision of what … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

If you’re dreaming of opening your own coffee shop, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. There’s no hard and fast answer, because every specialty coffee business is different.  Your costs will depend upon the type of coffee business … Read More

Take Time for Training

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series continues in June with, “TAKE TIME FOR TRAINING.” “Thorough training for both owners and baristas is one of the … Read More

Coffee tours help educate bean buyers and consumers

For Crimson Cup, travel to coffee-growing countries is an essential part of our mission. Two primary goals are to seek out the world’s best-tasting coffee and to forge direct trade relationships with the coffee farmers who grow it. Turns out, … Read More