Success Story: Coffee Amici Celebrates 20 Years of Coffee and Community

May 25, 2023 (Published: May 20, 2023)
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Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay OhioCongratulations to coffee entrepreneurs Lynne and John Calvelage! The couple recently marked 20 years of success as the owners of Coffee Amici, an independent coffee shop in downtown Findlay, Ohio.

“We’ve been thrilled to help John and Lynne build their business for over two decades,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert.

“A big part of our mission is to help coffeehouse owners thrive at every step – from opening their shops to becoming a fixture in their communities.”

A Cornerstone of Downtown Findlay since 2002

A singer at the 20th anniversary party for Coffee Amici in Findlay, OhioSince opening in December 2002, Coffee Amici has become a cornerstone of the community, offering top-notch espresso-based drinks, sweet treats and entertainment in an atmosphere that encourages connection and collaboration.

A fine arts coffeehouse, Coffee Amici is Findlay’s number one destination for live music. An open mic night attracts artists and musicians from the surrounding community every Friday.

“One thing that sets us apart is that we embrace the diversity of tastes, personalities and talents in our community,” said John Calvelage. “We provide a setting where everyone is welcome, businesses can meet, and fine arts and music can thrive.”

Besides providing terrific coffee and entertainment, Coffee Amici also gives back to the local community. They donate gift cards to charities, donate coffee to charity events, and provide a safe gathering place for all.

Crimson Cup Coffee Keeps Customers Coming Back

Owner Lynne Calvelage (second from left) with customers at the 20th Anniversary celebration for Coffee Amici in Findlay, Ohio
Owner Lynne Calvelage (second from left) with customers

Crimson Cup coffee has helped make Coffee Amici a favorite local gathering place.

“Our customers say it’s the best coffee they ever had and love our broad selection of flavors,” Lynne said.

The shop serves a full menu of hot, iced and frozen espresso drinks, including mochas, lattes and cappuccinos. Customers can also choose hot and iced tea, cold-brewed coffee, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies and other custom drinks.

The espresso bar also offers Crimson Cup Nitro, a frothy cold-brewed coffee infused with nitrogen bubbles. The menu includes bagels, scones, muffins, and gluten-free cookies.

Among hundreds of positive online reviews, one Google local guide wrote:

“We love going here not just for the drinks but for the comfortable, easy atmosphere. It’s a great place to meet up with a friend to chat or hang out on open mic night.”

Coffee Shop Startup Leads to 20 Years of Growth

John Calvelage, Owner, Coffee Amici in Findlay, Ohio
John Calvelage

The Calveleges learned how to open their coffee shop through our 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success program.

7 Steps coffee shop startup consultants assisted them with everything from writing a coffee shop business plan to training employees and marketing to attract new customers.

Since then, Crimson Cup customer growth consultants have remained on hand to help the Calvelages grow their businesses.

Lynne offered this advice to those considering opening your coffee shop: “First, you must love people. Second, expect to work hard and enjoy it!”

John suggested looking at Crimson Cup for those looking for a coffee partner.

“Crimson Cup offers some of the best coffee, training, and equipment in the world,” he said. “They are completely reliable for products, training, and advice in all circumstances. And they have consistently updated their product selections and training.”

Visit Coffee Amici in Findlay, Ohio

Lynne and John invite everyone living in or visiting the Findlay area to check out Coffee Amici. To learn more about the shop’s hours, menu and events, visit the Coffee Amici Facebook page.

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