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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

Here’s to Independence: Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

Independent Alternative to Coffee Shop Franchise

We’re often asked why Crimson Cup doesn’t license a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a … Read More

Franchise or Independent – which coffee house business plan is right for you?

Specialty coffee is a great business for entrepreneurs. After oil, coffee is the most-traded commodity in the world. And coffee houses continue to grow in popularity as more consumers demand great-quality coffee. However, starting a coffee shop business may be … Read More

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee house. One of the most prevalent myths is that you will be inundated with business as soon as you open the doors of your coffee … Read More

The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

Nearly five years after opening, The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio is still moving ahead at full steam, thanks to dedicated owners, an inspired location, talented staff and support from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. From Concept to Profitable Coffee … Read More

Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and are energized by making people feel energized, owning a coffee shop might be the right business for you. You can serve the best-tasting specialty drinks in town and create … Read More

The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

Remember 7up’s “Uncola” commercials of the 1970s? They positioned 7up as being different and daring, an upstart boldly challenging the cola establishment. At Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, we consider ourselves to be the un-franchise of the coffee shop world. … Read More