Tag Archives: coffee shop

Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then 2013 could be your year! The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning. And, you could be in business within months through our 7 Steps Coffee Franchise Alternative … 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

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

Turn Your Bakery into a Bakery Café

Bakery Cafe

Baked goods and coffee go together like, well, donuts and coffee.  Because not every bakery takes advantage of this natural pairing, adding specialty coffee to your bakery menu can make you stand out in a crowded marketplace. Coffee houses learned … Read More

Celebrating Independence

July 4, 2012 begins the 236th year of independence for the United States of America. As the national holiday approaches, we feel deeply grateful for the patriots who formed our nation on a foundation of liberty and justice. And for … 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