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  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019
    If you’re dreaming 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?” There’s no hard and fast answer on how much it costs to start a coffee shop.  […] Read More
  • How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    In a recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg Ubert addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business […] Read More
  • 25th Anniversary Milestone 4: Java’s Grows via the Seven Steps

    Saturday, October 29, 2016
    In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. In 1996, Greg met with Erich Gellner, an entrepreneur who wanted to open a coffee house in Columbus, Ohio. Erich was looking […] Read More
  • How Much Does it Cost to Add a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    Brew bars have become essential features to attract coffee enthusiasts to your coffee house. A brew bar provides a dedicated space for preparing hand-pour coffees. This allows coffee shops to showcase the quality of their coffee using pour-over brewing methods that bring out the nuanced flavors of each bean. We […] Read More
  • 25th Anniversary Milestone 2: A New Mentor and Coffee Blend

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the second in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Less than a year after launching Crimson Cup, Greg encountered a mentor who would help him shape the company’s evolution. In March […] Read More
  • 25th Anniversary Milestone 1: Greg Ubert Falls in Love with Specialty Coffee

    Thursday, September 1, 2016
    In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the first in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. In August 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh. MS-DOS 5.0 was cutting-edge tech. Fava beans were all the rage. And a […] Read More
  • Jan Morton L.O.V.E. of Community Award Goes to Coffee Amici

    Monday, August 15, 2016
    Lynne and John Calvelage We can’t think of anyone who better exemplifies coffee and community than the late Jan Morton, co-owner of the Book Cellar & Coffee Attic in Iowa Falls, Iowa. That’s why we created the Jan Morton L.O.V.E. of Community award. The inaugural award went to Findlay, Ohio’s […] Read More