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  • Roasting Awesome Coffee

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Without roasting, coffee would never have achieved its place among the world’s favorite beverages. Green coffee beans produce a bitter, acidic drink that most people find undrinkable. Roasting helps transform green coffee beans into the beverage we all love. Under controlled heat and time, the beans expand and change in […] Read More
  • Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

    Thursday, January 3, 2013
    Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then 2013 could be your year! The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning. And, you could be in business within months through our 7 Steps Coffee Franchise Alternative program. Imagine how it will feel to run a business […] Read More
  • Secrets to Brewing Awesome Coffee

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    It’s amazing how small changes can make substantial improvements in the taste of coffee. Here are 10 secrets to brewing a perfect cup. 1. Know your beans. You can’t make savory coffee from so-so beans. Start with specialty grade, class 1, 100% Arabica whole coffee beans that have been roasted […] Read More
  • Awesome Coffee: It's All About the Beans!

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    At Crimson Cup, we know that awesome coffee begins with awesome coffee beans. We source the top grade of specialty gourmet coffee beans from around the world, and then carefully roast them in small batches to bring you consistently fresh, awesome-tasting coffee. The delicious beverage you enjoy is the product […] Read More
  • New Year, New Coffee Shop?

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Ever dream of opening your own coffee shop? The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning! With the right support, you could be profiting from energizing espressos and luscious lattes before the year is through. Each week, we’ll explore different aspects of running an independent […] Read More
  • Zagat Names Top 10 'Coolest' Independent Coffee Shops

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
    At Crimson Cup, we’re all about independents. So we were pleased to learn that restaurant reviewer Zagat had published a list of the Ten Coolest Independent Coffee Shops Across the U.S. Independent coffee shops are an indispensable part of their communities, offering a local flavor that franchises just can’t replicate. […] Read More
  • New Edition of Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Thinking of starting a coffee shop? Check out the second edition of Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, written by Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. Backed by 20 years of specialty coffee industry experience, Seven Steps to Success offers a proven system for maximizing your […] Read More