Running a Coffee Shop

A Coffee Shop Owner’s Guide to Thriving Through Summer

May 13, 2024 (Published: May 9, 2024)

Running a coffee shop during the summer, especially from May to August, presents unique challenges and opportunities for the owners. That’s why we’re kicking off a series of blog posts with effective strategies for surviving – and thriving – during the season’s long, sweltering days. Starting this month through August, our 7 Steps to Success […]

An Intro to Social Media Marketing for Your Coffee Shop

April 4, 2024 (Published: April 2, 2024)

Social media marketing offers an effective and affordable way for coffee shops to connect with potential customers and build a fan base. Since almost everyone owns a computer or smartphone, social media can help your coffee shop get noticed, communicate with customers and build a strong brand identity. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how […]

Success Story: 5 Bean Coffee Celebrates 15 Years of Coffee and Community

February 25, 2024 (Published: January 14, 2024)

Over a decade and a half, 5 Bean Coffee has become a local favorite in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, known for rapid and friendly service, diverse syrups, cold drinks and locally sourced baked goods. As the shop celebrated its 15th anniversary, Owner Tracy Heitmeyer reflected on running her thriving independent coffee shop through economic busts, booms and […]

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 […]

Kahvi Coffee + Café in Eau Clair, Wisc. Celebrates First Anniversary

November 7, 2022 (Published: November 18, 2021)

Since its October 2020 opening, Kahvi Coffee House + Café has brewed a unique blend of coffee, Scandinavian mindfulness and Fika at 3830 Talmadge Road in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “Kahvi is Finnish for coffee,” said Co-owner and Manager April Becker. “It’s easy to be mindful while drinking a smooth cup of coffee!” New Anniversary, New […]

Greg Ubert Talks Coffee + Community on Driving the CBUS Podcast

December 21, 2023 (Published: November 3, 2021)

Heartland Bank CEO Scott McComb and co-host Kailyn Buckley recently interviewed our Founder and President Greg Ubert for their Driving the CBUS podcast. The team talked about Greg’s 30-year history in specialty coffee, his passion for entrepreneurship and his love of Columbus. They also touched on Crimson Cup’s focus on good and our drive to […]

For National Author’s Day, Greg Ubert Shares the 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success

September 14, 2023 (Published: November 1, 2021)

For National Authors Day on November 1, Founder and President Greg Ubert, shared the passion and commitment that led him to write Seven Steps to Success: a Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee. “I wrote this book because I found entrepreneurs needed a proven process for opening and running a coffeehouse in their local […]