• We Welcome 10 New Coffee Shop Startups in the First Half of 2021

    July 29, 2021
    We were excited to welcome 10 new independent coffee shop startups in the first half of 2021! “Kudos to these entrepreneurs who are now living their dream of owning independent coffee shops serving their local communities,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “We look forward to helping them build their […] Read More
  • Can Coffee Protect Against Covid-19 and Other Health Conditions?

    July 26, 2021
    Can drinking coffee cut your risks of contracting COVID-19? That’s what a 2021 study published in the journal Nutrients suggests! Researchers at Northwestern University associated drinking two to three Cups of Joe each day with a 10 percent drop in rates of COVID-19 infection – similar to the impact of […] Read More
  • Get Summer-Ready with Nonalcoholic Coffee and Tea Cocktails

    July 22, 2021
     We’re celebrating summer by sharing tips and recipes for nonalcoholic coffee and tea cocktails. “Nothing’s more satisfying on a hot, sunny day than a cooling, booze-free beverage,” said Sustainability Director Brandon Bir. “Enjoy these refreshing drinks on your patio, while out walking your dog, gathering with friends or even just […] Read More
  • OSU Student Team Coached by Brandon Bir Wins Sustainability Award

    July 22, 2021
    A team of four students sponsored by Crimson Cup recently won the Fischer Pathways in Supply Chain Sustainability Competition at The Ohio State University. Made possible by a generous gift from the Central Ohio chapter of the Institute for Supply Management, 19 students on 6 teams worked on sustainability projects […] Read More
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    July 21, 2021  
    (Published: Monday, January 28, 2019)
    If you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop, two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” and “Do I need a coffee shop business plan?” We know how much it costs and the importance of a business plan because we’ve taught […] Read More
  • Welcome to Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City

    July 21, 2021
    Connecting friends, family, and community, one cup at a time – that’s the goal of Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City. The independent coffee house opened July 15 in Norris City, Illinois through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program. “We’re excited to welcome Owner Rachel Gray and her […] Read More
  • Cold Creek Coffee Company Opens in Castalia, Ohio

    July 20, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021)
    With the July 1 opening of their Cold Creek Coffee Company in Castalia, Ohio, Owners Shannon and Brad Wilson have created a place for friends and neighbors to gather. “We wanted to host a spot where folks could communicate over coffee,” said Brad Wilson. “There’s really no other place in […] Read More