Our Hands-On Training



Invest in the success of your coffee business with Crimson Cup’s hands-on training. Learn the art and science of great-tasting specialty coffee from our seasoned coffee specialists. They know coffee from the grounds up and – just as important – know how to transfer their knowledge and skills to you and your staff.

Since 1991, Crimson Cup has helped hundreds of business owners in 28 states set up thriving specialty coffee businesses. Take advantage of our experience as you start your new venture, or breathe new life into your existing coffee shop with the latest industry tips and trends.

A full schedule of training is included in our Seven Steps to Success program, which gives you everything you need to open a coffee shop. More than 90 percent of folks who complete our Seven Steps program run a successful coffee business for five years or more. It’s an impressive statistic, considering that two of three new businesses close their doors within three years.

Over the years, we’ve found that ongoing training is key to long-term success. Our wide menu of à la carte training classes is perfect for refreshing skills or training new baristas. Choose from classes at our state-of-the-art training lab at our Worldwide Headquarters (WWHQ) in Columbus, Ohio, or have our trainers come to you.
Because every business is different, we tailor training to your specific needs.  To talk about how the right training can boost the success of your business, give us a call at 888-800-9224 or fill out this form.


Coffee 101

Espresso 101

Milk 101

Espresso 201

Milk 201

Hot Drink Recipes

Iced & Frozen

Brew Bar 101

Brew Bar 201

Loose Leaf 101

Comparative Cupping 101

Comparative Cupping 201

Marketing 101

Marketing 201

New Barista 101 (Full Day)