Tag: coffee roasting

Roasting Awesome Coffee

August 20, 2023 (Published: 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 color, taste, aroma and density. […]

Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

November 4, 2022 (Published: January 3, 2013)

Want to open a coffee shop? 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 to Coffee Shop Success process. Imagine how it will feel to run a business based on your passion for […]

Secrets to Brewing Awesome Coffee

May 30, 2023 (Published: 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 in small batches to ensure […]

Awesome Coffee: It’s All About the Beans!

December 23, 2022 (Published: 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 of a complex dance that […]

New Year, New Coffee Shop?

April 28, 2023 (Published: January 10, 2012)

Ever dream of opening a 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 coffee shop. We’ll go over fundamental […]

Zagat Names Top 10 ‘Coolest’ Independent Coffee Shops

October 3, 2012 (Published: 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. As Zagat noted, “(independents) focus […]

New Edition of Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry

November 7, 2022 (Published: December 22, 2011)

Thinking of starting a coffee shop? Check out the second edition of 7 Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, written by Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. Backed by more than 30 years of specialty coffee industry experience, the Seven Steps to Coffee Shop Startup Success franchise alternative program offers a proven system […]