Running a Coffee Shop

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

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