What’s New at Crimson Cup

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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

Coffee Could Become Extinct in the Wild

Coffee cherries on coffee plant

The wild Arabica coffee plant, the parent of the bushes on coffee farms, could become extinct as soon as 2080, according to a study by researchers from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. As a result, a cup of java may … Read More

Don’t Hire a Bitter Barista

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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

Brew Up Some Love this Valentine’s Day

There’s no more romantic present than something shared – unless, perhaps, it’s a cup of wonderful coffee brought to you in bed. Recent research showing that coffee drinkers live longer makes this popular beverage an even more loving gift. Want … 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

Coffee May Lower Oral Cancer Risk

As if there weren’t already a host of reasons to love java, a new study by the American Cancer Society links drinking several cups a day with a decreased risk of dying from oral cancer. In a study of 968,432 … Read More