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  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019  
    (Updated: January 12, 2021)
    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?” How Much Does It Cost to Open a Coffee Shop? There’s no hard answer on exact […] Read More
  • How to Open a Coffee Shop in Texas: Cpl. Ray's Coffee Shows the Way

    Monday, December 16, 2019  
    (Updated: August 25, 2020)
    Thinking about opening a Texas coffee shop? Learn from the success of Cpl. Ray’s Coffee, a growing group of West Texas coffee shops. A Tribute to Family and Community Cpl. Ray’s Coffee began as a tribute to a fallen son and the local community that cherished him. Jerry and Lonna […] Read More
  • The Well Coffee House Named Best in Boston

    Friday, August 14, 2020
    Congratulations to Kevin and Christy Scott and Matt and Julie Love and their team at The Well Coffee House! It’s among 12 of the best coffee shops in Boston:   “Named after the wells written about in the Bible that served as social gathering places, it’s fair to say that […] Read More
  • Meet Our Cuppers: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013  
    (Updated: July 29, 2020)
    So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who is passionate about coffee. Many of our Cuppers have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and […] Read More
  • How to Brew Awesome Coffee with the Chemex Coffeemaker

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020  
    (Updated: March 23, 2020)
    Want to make coffee like James Bond? Then try the Chemex® Coffeemaker. In From Russia with Love, Author Ian Fleming revealed that the manual brewer with the hourglass shape was Bond’s preferred method of brewing morning coffee in his London flat. And no wonder. Created in 1941 by inventor Peter […] Read More
  • How Much Does It Cost to Start a Coffee Food Truck?

    Monday, June 17, 2019  
    (Updated: August 22, 2019)
    Food trucks are all the rage. Every day, Americans across the country line up for a quick and tasty meal of fresh, hot local cuisine. These mobile restaurants are one of the fastest-growing segments in the restaurant trade. Today, more than 4,000 trucks employ over 14,000 workers serving hundreds of […] Read More
  • Woo Coffee Shop Customers with Wow! Service

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013  
    (Updated: April 25, 2019)
    Looking for a great way to help your coffee shop stand out from the other places in town that serve specialty coffee? Then look to your customer service. Customer service, more than any other factor, is the key to happy customers. Happy customers become loyal customers, and they make word-of-mouth […] Read More