Running a Coffee Shop

Gimme Java Coffee Off to Great Start

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Congratulations to Albert Plummer, Vicki White and Joann Dipasquale on the opening of Gimme Java Coffee at 3427 Lee Road in Shaker Heights, Ohio. After running a bakery in New Jersey for 10 years, Albert Plummer decided it was time … Read More

Welcome to French Express Coffee House!

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We’re excited to welcome Regina and Ryan French and their French Express Coffee House to the Crimson Cup community! On Dec. 17, the mother-and-son team held the grand opening of their new coffee shop at 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis, … 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

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

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