Coffee

Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

Crimson Cup Barista Customer Service

Recently, a barista in Seattle, Washington was fired after being revealed as the author of the Bitter Barista blog, which featured snarky comments about customers and his boss. Obviously, snarky is not a good attitude for most coffee houses. We … Read More

Brew Up Some Love this Valentine’s Day

There’s no more romantic present than something shared – unless, perhaps, it’s a cup of wonderful coffee brought to you in bed. Recent research showing that coffee drinkers live longer makes this popular beverage an even more loving gift. Want … Read More

Coffee May Lower Oral Cancer Risk

As if there weren’t already a host of reasons to love java, a new study by the American Cancer Society links drinking several cups a day with a decreased risk of dying from oral cancer. In a study of 968,432 … Read More

Meet Our Cuppers – Dave Rochus, Master Roaster

Crimson Cup Master Roaster Dave Rochus with Green Coffee Beans

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

Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then 2013 could be your year! The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning. And, you could be in business within months through our 7 Steps Coffee Franchise Alternative … Read More

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays at Your Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means it’s time to get into the festivities at your coffee house. Colder weather, shopping outings and informal get-togethers with family and friends should all contribute to increasing foot traffic at … Read More

Fresh-Ground Gifts for the Coffee Lovers on Your List

Wondering what to get the java junkie in your life this year? The Crimson Cup team has a few suggestions. Tops on our list this year are pour-over brewing systems, which highlight the brighter notes in coffee and yield a … Read More