Running a Coffee Shop

  • The Power of the Cup® in Opening a Coffee Shop

    March 10, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2014)
    Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Consider putting the Power of the Cup® behind you. With the Power of the Cup®, you can learn everything you need to run a profitable – and enjoyable – independent coffee business. What’s the Power of the Cup®? A proven system for opening a […] Read More
  • The Well Coffee House Named Best in Boston

    February 26, 2021  
    (Published: 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
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    February 19, 2021  
    (Published: 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?” How Much Does It Cost to Open a Coffee Shop? There’s no hard answer on exact […] Read More
  • New Cpl. Ray’s Coffee in Odessa, Texas Joins Crimson Cup Community

    February 15, 2021  
    (Published: Monday, July 13, 2015)
    Kudos to Jerry and Lonna Bevel and their daughter Keisha Arnold on the opening of the second Cpl. Ray’s Coffee! Their new shop at 311 Faudree Road in Odessa joins the original Cpl. Ray’s Coffee in Andrews, Texas, which Jerry and Lonna founded in 2007 in dedication to their son, […] Read More
  • How to Calculate Coffee Shop Start-up Costs

    January 28, 2021  
    (Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018)
    In a “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” As he writes, “Because every specialty coffee business is different, there is no simple answer. […] Read More
  • How to Open a Coffee Shop in Texas: Cpl. Ray's Coffee Shows the Way

    August 25, 2020  
    (Published: 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
  • Meet Our Cuppers: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager

    July 29, 2020  
    (Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013)
    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