Tag Archives: independent coffee house

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

Greg Ubert, Founder and President, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

In his recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business … Read More

Customers Earn $125,000 in Education and Hands-on Training through Crimson Cup Rewards

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Wow! Crimson Cup customers enjoyed a great year in 2013. As a result, we’ve been able to award more than $125,000 in education and hands-on training after the first year of our Crimson Cup Rewards program. Customers can apply credits … Read More

New Loyalty Program Offers Education, Training and Travel Rewards

What’s better than serving some of the world’s best coffee to your customers? How about earning some great education, training and travel rewards? Our new Crimson Cup Rewards program is one more way we’re helping independent coffee shops thrive. Through … Read More

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday®

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Crimson Cup is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re … 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

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