Running a Coffee Shop

Meet Our Cuppers: Brandon Bir, Coffee and Training Specialist

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. Each of … Read More

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Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series kicks off in March with a focus on marketing in To Build a Mountain of Profits, … Read More

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

Thinking About a Coffee Shop Franchise? Think Crimson Cup Instead!

There are many reasons you might be thinking of buying a coffee shop franchise. Perhaps you’re passionate about coffee but aren’t confident in your ability to start and run a coffee shop on your own. A coffee shop franchise provides … Read More

Woo Coffee Shop Customers with Wow! Service

Looking for a great way to help your coffee shop stand out from the other places in town that serve specialty coffee? Then look to your customer service. Customer service, more than any other factor, is the key to happy … 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