Tag Archives: starting a coffee shop

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

If you’re dreaming of opening your own coffee shop, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. There’s no hard and fast answer, because every specialty coffee business is different.  Your costs will depend upon the type of coffee business … 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

The One-Day Coffee Shop Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an essential step in opening a coffee shop. But if you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you view the process of developing a plan with reluctance. As a result, you may drag out the process, making … 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

Kopi Luwak Coffee and Your Bucket List

Most java junkies probably know that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, typically selling for $100 per pound and up to $50 per cup in fine restaurants. Consumed primarily in Japan and other Asian markets, Kopi Luwak gained … 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