Tag Archives: coffee house

Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather

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 April with, “Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather.” “As a coffee house owner, … Read More

Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Off to Great Start

Leo's Donuts Logo

Earlier this year, Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House in Radcliff, Kentucky became part of the Crimson Cup family. In just a few months, the company has come to see Crimson Cup as the key to its success. Leo’s is located … 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

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

Coffee Trends: Adding a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop

Pour-over coffee brewing methods are becoming increasingly popular among coffee enthusiasts – both home-brewers and coffee-shop baristas.  Also known as “hand pour coffee,” this brewing craze took Japan by storm before migrating to the U.S., where it gained momentum after … Read More