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

    Monday, January 28, 2019  
    (Updated: September 11, 2020)
    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?” How Much Does It Cost to Open a Coffee Shop? There’s no hard answer on exact […] 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  
    (Updated: November 10, 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  
    (Updated: June 20, 2019)
    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  
    (Updated: September 15, 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  
    (Updated: September 15, 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  
    (Updated: September 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