Tag: business plan for a coffee shop

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

November 8, 2022 (Published: January 28, 2019)

(Photo: Grand opening of Bing’s Bake & Brew in Newark, DE) If you’re thinking 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?” We’ve got answers! Our team of coffee shop startup consultants […]

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Start-up Costs

October 17, 2022 (Published: 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 does it cost to open a coffee shop?” As he writes, “Because every specialty coffee business is different, there is no simple answer. Your costs will depend on […]

The Power of the Cup® in Opening a Coffee Shop

March 10, 2021 (Published: 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 coffee shop backed by 30 […]

Choosing Equipment for Opening a Coffee Shop

October 17, 2022 (Published: May 21, 2014)

Opening a coffee shop business can be a fun and exciting venture. Assuming that you have already taken care of the preliminary steps, including finding a great location and lining up funding, the next major step is purchasing coffee shop equipment. Coffee shop equipment offers the highest return of any part of coffee shop startup […]

Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

May 16, 2014 (Published: May 16, 2014)

Congratulations to Terry and Andra Shortt, who celebrated the one-year anniversary of Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House on April 22. The coffee-and-donut shop opened after completing our Seven Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Leo’s features an espresso bar, fresh donuts and other goodies, free Wi-Fi and modern seating for up to 20 people in […]

Greg Shares Startup Strategies in Coffeetalk Magazine

November 16, 2018 (Published: April 17, 2014)

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then check out Greg’s recent column, “Seven Strategies for a Successful Coffee-Shop Start-up” in CoffeeTalk magazine. The strategies are based on the steps outlined in Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry. They include: Lead with location. Think efficiency when arranging your shop. Buy the […]

Meet Our Cuppers: Steve Bayless, 7 Steps Trainer

February 28, 2014 (Published: February 28, 2014)

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who lives for coffee. Our Cuppers have invested long hours – in most cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our mission of consistently […]