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  • 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 to Open a Coffee Shop in Texas: Cpl. Ray's Coffee Shows the Way

    Monday, December 16, 2019
    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
  • 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
  • Welcome to Lincoln Perk Independent Coffee House in Lincoln Park, Michigan

    Friday, March 15, 2019  
    (Updated: April 4, 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
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019  
    (Updated: July 27, 2020)
    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 how […] Read More
  • Crimson Cup Welcomes Cup Runneth Over Coffeehouse in Sweetwater, Tennessee

    Thursday, October 11, 2018  
    (Updated: December 3, 2018)
    A big Crimson Cup welcome to Cup Runneth Over Coffeehouse in Sweetwater, Tennessee, which has joined the group of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries Crimson Cup supports in 37 states. The shop at 111 N. Main St., Suite A, is one of at least 18 new independent coffee shops […] Read More
  • How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    In a recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg Ubert addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business […] Read More