Tag: coffee business

Welcome to French Express Coffee House!

November 7, 2022 (Published: January 10, 2014)

We’re excited to welcome Regina and Ryan French and their French Express Coffee House to the Crimson Cup community! On Dec. 17, the mother-and-son team held the grand opening of their new coffee shop at 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis, just 30 minutes from downtown Charlotte, N.C. This “groovy coffee house offering amazing hot and […]

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

December 16, 2013 (Published: November 20, 2013)

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop entrepreneurs begin with a dream. Perhaps they’re passionate about coffee and want to serve the […]

Coffee Trends: Adding a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop

December 13, 2013 (Published: November 13, 2012)

Pour-over coffee brewing methods are becoming increasingly popular among coffee enthusiasts – both home-brewers and coffee-shop baristas.  Also known as “hand pour coffee,” this brewing craze took Japan by storm before migrating to the U.S., where it gained momentum after The New York Times investigated its origins in “Coffee’s Slow Dance.” Pour-over brewing equipment is […]

Kopi Luwak Coffee and Your Bucket List

October 17, 2022 (Published: May 8, 2012)

Most java junkies probably know that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, typically selling for $100 per pound and up to $50 per cup in fine restaurants. Consumed primarily in Japan and other Asian markets, Kopi Luwak gained worldwide fame in the 2007 comedy, “The Bucket List.” Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) meets […]

Go Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Your Coffee House

November 7, 2022 (Published: March 15, 2012)

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 25 percent of Americans visit a restaurant or bar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some ideas to ensure that your coffee shop gets its fair share of visitors… and that staff and customers alike enjoy the day. 1. Do your research. Find out how your community is […]

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 7, 2012)

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee shop. One of the most prevalent myths is that you will be inundated with business as soon as you open the doors of your coffee house. If Crimson Cup had $1 for every person opening a coffee house who said, […]

The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

October 16, 2022 (Published: February 17, 2012)

Nearly five years after opening, The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio is still moving ahead at full steam, thanks to dedicated owners, an inspired location, talented staff and support from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. From Concept to Profitable Coffee Shop in Just Four Months When Susan Oelker and her husband Dave decided to open […]