Tag Archives: independent coffee shop

Welcome to French Express Coffee House!

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We’re excited to welcome Regina and Ryan French and their French Express Coffee House to the Crimson Cup community! On Dec. 17, the mother-and-son team held the grand opening of their new coffee shop at 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis, … Read More

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop … 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

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

Go Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Your Coffee House

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 25 percent of Americans visit a restaurant or bar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some ideas to ensure that your coffee shop gets its fair share of visitors… and that staff and … Read More