At Crimson Cup, Java Wisdom is Always Free

March 19, 2023 (Published: May 15, 2013)

DispatchWe’re thrilled with all the local love Crimson Cup has received this year!

Most recently, The Columbus Dispatch wrote a full-page article about our coffee roasting facility and 7 steps to coffee shop success program.

The piece includes a Q&A with our own Greg Ubert plus an interview with Tracy Heitmeyer, owner of 5 Bean Coffee in Reynoldsburg. Thanks for the kind words, Tracy!

In the Q&A, Greg talks about Crimson Cup’s mission, our fun working environment and how we support independent coffee shops. Here’s a brief excerpt:

Q: What are some of the more-common mistakes people make when opening a coffee shop?

A: There are numerous ones: Not choosing a successful location. Not having a business plan. Not understanding the business. Getting into it without knowing how to be profitable. Buying the wrong product. Not training staff. There are many pitfalls, which is why we are set up the way we are. Knowledge is a key thing. That’s why we have come into what we do. Yes, we roast great coffee. The other piece is the teaching.

Follow this link to read the full article.

Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted great-tasting specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve also taught more than 300 small business owners  in 30 states how to open a coffee shop through our 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success process.

Do you have questions about how to open a coffee shopOr want to learn more about our wholesale coffee roasting programs for specialty grocers, colleges and universities and restaurants and food service operators? Give us a call at 888-800-9224 or fill out this form, and we’ll get right back to you!


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