Running a Coffee Shop

Choosing Equipment for Opening a Coffee Shop

Opening a coffee shop business can be a fun and exciting venture. Assuming that you have already taken care of the preliminary steps, including finding a great location and lining up funding, the next major step is purchasing coffee shop … Read More

Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

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Congratulations to Terry and Andra Shortt, who celebrated the one-year anniversary of Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House on April 22. The coffee-and-donut shop opened after completing our Seven Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Leo’s features an espresso bar, fresh … Read More

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

Greg Ubert, Founder and President, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

In his recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business … Read More

Ride Home Cyclery & Coffee Bar Opens in Worthington, Ohio

Ride Home cyclery and coffee bar serves Crimson Cup coffee

A big Crimson Cup welcome to Ride Home! This bike-and-coffee-shop combo recently opened at 650 High Street in Worthington, Ohio. Ride Home is the brainchild of the Kris and Heidi Anderson, who run the shop with their children Justin, Ryan, … Read More

Greg Shares Startup Strategies in Coffeetalk Magazine

Greg Ubert, Founder and President, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then check out Greg’s recent column, “Seven Strategies for a Successful Coffee-Shop Start-up” in CoffeeTalk magazine. The strategies are based on the steps outlined in Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty … Read More

Sips Specialty Coffee House in the News!

Sips Specialty Coffee House Winter Park Florida

Where has the time gone? Just two years ago, we were working with Caryn Reed and her husband, Ken, to start their independent coffee shop. They opened Sips Specialty Coffee House at 6118 Gunn Highway in Citrus Park, Fla. in … Read More

Customers Earn $125,000 in Education and Hands-on Training through Crimson Cup Rewards

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Wow! Crimson Cup customers enjoyed a great year in 2013. As a result, we’ve been able to award more than $125,000 in education and hands-on training after the first year of our Crimson Cup Rewards program. Customers can apply credits … Read More