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  • Helping Independent Coffee Shops Thrive with Hands-on Barista & Manager Training

    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Crimson Cup got even more hands on with training in 2018! Our specialty coffee consultants worked with more than 100 baristas and managers to hone their drink preparation and management skills. Training took place at local coffee shops and at our Crimson Cup Innovation Lab in Columbus – the only […] Read More
  • Fizzy All-Natural Circle City Kombucha on Tap at Crimson Cup Brew Bar

    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    You’re invited to try Circle City Kombucha, the latest drink innovation on tap at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Columbus and Tallmadge, Ohio. This fermented tea drink contains naturally-occurring probiotics that support digestive health. “We’re excited to add this fizzy all-natural beverage to our cold drink brew bar,” said […] Read More
  • Welcome to Lincoln Perk Independent Coffee House in Lincoln Park, Michigan

    Friday, March 15, 2019
    A big Crimson Cup welcome to Lincoln Perk coffee house in Lincoln Park, Michigan! The shop at 3461 Fort Street is one of 16 new independent coffee shops that opened in 2018 through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. “We’re pleased to welcome Owner Rudy Cianfarani, […] Read More
  • Sharing the Wealth with Farmers and Communities in 2018

    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea thrived in 2018 by upholding our “Coffee + Community” business model. Our sales increased year over year as we: Won winning national awards for coffee quality. Boosted revenue for coffee farmers in our relationship chain Helped 19 new entrepreneurs to open independent coffee shops Gave […] Read More
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019
    If you’re dreaming 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?” There’s no hard and fast answer on how much it costs to start a coffee shop.  […] Read More
  • Welcome to Crazy Llama Coffee in Webb City, Missouri

    Thursday, January 24, 2019
      We’re excited to welcome Randy and Stephanie Miller and their team as a new Crimson Cup customer! They recently opened their Crazy Llama Coffee shop in Webb City, Missouri with the help of our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. “We saw a big need and […] Read More
  • The Coffee Innovation College at NARSA Wins SCA Certification

    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Crimson Cup is proud to sponsor The Coffee Innovation College at NARSA in La Merced! It recently became one of the first SCA Premier Training Campuses in Peru to be certified under the latest standards! “Our goal is to arm NARSA co-op members with the skills and tools they need […] Read More