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Kudos to Our Award-winning Independent Coffee Shop Customers

Published: May 13, 2019
Updated: June 17, 2019

Cup Runneth Over Coffee House Wins 2019 Business of the Year Award

Wow! Three Crimson Cup customers recently won prestigious awards in their local communities:

The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar in Iowa Falls, Iowa won Best Coffee Shop in Iowa honors in a story by Des Moines CBS Affiliate KCCI-TV.  Congratulations to Owners Kat and Pat Bissell!

Cup Runneth Over Coffee House in Sweetwater, Tennessee was named 2019 Business of the Year (1-50 employees) by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. Cheers to owner Kendra Moreau!

Conversations Coffee Bar in Wylie, Texas was named Business of the Year by the Wylie Chamber of Commerce. Hats off to Pastor Gary Taylor, son Sam Taylor and son-in-law Chris Funk!


All three coffee shops opened through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program and have remained Crimson Cup customers.

The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar Named Best Coffee Shop in Iowa

The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar opened in 2001.

This unique concept features a coffee shop in the upper level (Coffee Attic) and a book store on the lower level (Book Cellar).

The Coffee Attic contains a full coffee bar menu as well as Crimson Cup Nitro on tap and a selection of pour over coffees.

Along with a fully stocked book selection, the shop offers plenty of indoor seating and a cozy atmosphere. A selection of pastries rounds out the menu.

Kendra opened her Cup Runneth Over Coffeehouse in 2018. Located in downtown Sweetwater, the shop is a walk-in only location that offers a full coffee menu as well as a small lunch selection throughout the week. Read more about how she opened her coffee house.

Conversations Coffee Business of the Year Award

Conversations Coffee Bar opened in 2016. Pastor Gary, Sam and Chris chose the location due to the uniqueness of the building and the desire to be in Historic Downtown Wylie.  The name comes from their goal to engage with guests and to have them engage with each other.

“While we have a handful of students and professionals who come in daily and work on their laptops, our main goal was to get people to connect with each other on a personal level, face to face,” Pastor Gary said.

Read more about how they opened their coffee house.

Please join us in congratulating these amazing independent businesses! We’re proud to have been part of their journey and look forward to helping them grow in the years to come.

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