Running a Coffee Shop

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

New Loyalty Program Offers Education, Training and Travel Rewards

What’s better than serving some of the world’s best coffee to your customers? How about earning some great education, training and travel rewards? Our new Crimson Cup Rewards program is one more way we’re helping independent coffee shops thrive. Through … Read More

A Coffee Shop Ratio that Boosts Profits by 50%

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 May with, “A COFFEE SHOP RATIO THAT BOOSTS PROFITS BY 50%.” “Many cof­fee shop own­ers go … Read More