Running a Coffee Shop

  • 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
  • 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
  • Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

    June 23, 2021  
    (Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012)
    We’re often asked why Crimson Cup supports independently owned coffee shops instead of licensing a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a franchise. The answer is […] Read More
  • Take Advantage of our Free Coffee Shop Business Consulting

    June 8, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015)
    Thinking of opening a coffee shop? We’re here to help! Through the Power of the Cup, we’ve helped open hundreds of coffee houses, cafes and bakeries over the past 24 years. One of the secrets to their growth is our 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. It all starts […] Read More
  • Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather

    June 8, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013)
    Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series continues in April with, “Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather.” “As a coffee house owner, you are running a community-based business, where the majority of […] Read More
  • Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

    June 8, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012)
    Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and get energized by making others feel energized, owning a coffee shop might be the right business for you. You can serve the best-tasting specialty drinks in town and create the community gathering place that everyone talks about. Best of […] Read More