What’s New at Crimson Cup

Coffee Shops Fuel Creativity

It’s no secret that students and artistic types congregate in coffee shops.  Many believe a jolt of java acts as a needed stimulant to enhance study and creative work. Recent research offers insight into why a coffee shop is such … 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

Cupping: Tasting and Analyzing

Crafted by: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education at Crimson Cup Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about cupping coffees at Crimson Cup.  So what the heck is cupping? Well, the short answer is: cupping … 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

Caffeine in your toothbrush?

We were a bit mystified by the news that Colgate-Palmolive Company has applied for a patent on a caffeinated toothbrush. Why would you give up the great taste of fresh-brewed coffee just to shave a few minutes off your morning … 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