Welcome to Conversations Coffee Bar in Wylie, Texas – the newest addition to our Crimson Cup family of independent coffee houses. This high-end specialty coffee bar is located at 304 N Ballard Ave. in the historical district of downtown Wylie, Texas.
Conversations Coffee Bar is the creation of Pastor Gary Taylor, son Sam Taylor and son-in-law Chris Funk. The serial entrepreneurs also operate three other local businesses: Taylor & Son Services, Taylor & Son Properties and Taylor & Son Ice House.
“It’s a real pleasure to welcome Gary, Sam and Chris to the Crimson Cup community,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Training entrepreneurs to create unique, independent coffee shops is a big part of our success as a specialty coffee roaster and coffee franchise alternative.”
The goal of the three entrepreneurs was to create a coffee business that would spark conversations between the staff and customers, as well as between customers, in the North Dallas suburb of Wylie. To learn how to open a coffee house, they turned to Crimson Cup and our 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Based on Greg’s book Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, the program provides everything new business owners need to open and operate a successful coffee house.
After completing their 7-Steps training, the trio opened Conversations Coffee Bar on May 11. In addition to a full menu of hot, iced and frozen espresso beverages and premium specialty teas, the coffee bar also brings some new and exciting things to the table – including Crimson Cup’s Nitrogen Infused Cold Brewed Expresso that is poured on tap. It also features a 30” tall glass brewing tower that cold-brews coffee at a rate of one drop per second and produces what staff lovingly call “the smooth bourbon of coffee.”
The coffee house features several screens in the dining room that display questions and video clips of funny or amazing things happening – all with the intent of giving people something to talk about with one another.
“As part of the Taylor and Son family of businesses, Conversations has gone to great lengths to make sure you get the best coffee and tea experience available,” Gary Taylor said. “For that reason, we have partnered with the 2016 “Roaster of the Year” – Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea!”
Conversations Coffee Bar celebrated its grand opening July 28. We wish Gary, Sam and Chris all the best as they grow their new business!