Author: Crimson Cup

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop in 2024?

January 24, 2024 (Published: January 1, 2024)

If you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop, the first question you probably ask is, “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” The second is, “How can I calculate coffee shop startup costs for a business in my local community?” We’ve got answers! Our team of coffee shop startup consultants has taught […]

Our COVID-19 Coffee House Guidelines

July 1, 2020 (Published: July 1, 2020)

Our Coffee Shops are OPEN! Here’s How We Are Keeping It Safe Inside the Cafe during the COVID-19 pandemic … We stay current with State of Ohio directives and CDC guidelines and will continue to do so. Maintain six feet apart at all times. We have added markers to our floor to help guide you […]

COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide for Coffee Shops

December 19, 2023 (Published: April 27, 2020)

It’s been a few weeks since state and local governments issued the first stay-at-home orders to slow spread of the novel coronavirus. Overnight, coffee shops in many parts of the United States had to close their dining areas and rely strictly on carry out and drive-thru service. Still, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has […]

Sharing the L.O.V.E. with CBUS First Responders

March 24, 2020 (Published: March 24, 2020)

The Crimson Cup Cold Brew Truck recently went out to spread caffeine and cheer in central Ohio! Our team dropped cold brew and hot brewed coffee to the heroes keeping our community together. “We’re all about Coffee+Community and are committed to standing with our community at this challenging time,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. […]

Home Brewing Tutorial: The Art of Hand Poured Coffee with the Kalita Wave

February 15, 2023 (Published: March 21, 2020)

Working from home? Can’t get to your favorite coffeehouse? You don’t have to give up awesome coffee! Check out this Kalita Wave tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to brew cafe-quality java at home. Brewing coffee slowly, with precision, yields an optimal cup. Many coffee pros prefer hand-poured brewing because it brings out subtle, nuanced […]

For Coffee House Owners: Stay Top of Mind and Support Your Community

March 20, 2020 (Published: March 20, 2020)

Supporting the independent Coffee House Community – that’s what Crimson Cup is all about! We’re sharing our experience, operations and communications tips to help coffee houses stay top of mind and support customers and team members. Please feel welcome to use our examples when crafting your own posts. Reach out to us at if […]


March 19, 2020 (Published: March 19, 2020)

It feels good to do good, and we all need to share the LOVE in our COMMUNITIES right now! Crimson Cup will be sharing the goodness of connecting through coffee over the next few weeks – one cup, one awesome community member at a time. Connect with us, together we will get through this!