Tag: coffee shop

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

November 8, 2022 (Published: January 28, 2019)

(Photo: Grand opening of Bing’s Bake & Brew in Newark, DE) If you’re thinking 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?” We’ve got answers! Our team of coffee shop startup consultants […]

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Start-up Costs

October 17, 2022 (Published: June 7, 2018)

In a “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” As he writes, “Because every specialty coffee business is different, there is no simple answer. Your costs will depend on […]

Greg Ubert Named Finalist for Small Business Leader Award

November 15, 2018 (Published: December 21, 2017)

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has named Founder and President Greg Ubert a finalist in its Small Business Leader Award. For more than 30 years, the annual award has honored a small business owner or executive whose business exemplifies success through increased sales, number of employees and contributions to the community. The 2018 winner will be […]

How Much Does it Cost to Add a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop?

November 8, 2022 (Published: 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 explored the benefits of brew […]

Take Advantage of our Free Coffee Shop Business Consulting

November 7, 2022 (Published: February 18, 2015)

Want to learn how to open a coffee shop? We’re here to help! Through the Power of the Cup, we’ve helped open hundreds of coffee houses, cafes and bakeries over the past 24 years. One of the secrets to their growth is our 7 Steps to Coffee Startup Success coffee franchise alternative program. It all starts […]

12 Coffee Houses in 8 States Joined the Crimson Cup Community in 2014

November 15, 2018 (Published: January 9, 2015)

2014 was a great year for independent coffee houses! We were excited to see steady growth in the number of entrepreneurs interested in learning how to open their own independent coffee business. We welcomed 12 new coffee houses in 8 states to our growing community of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries.  All of the […]

J’s Place on Main in Nicholasville, Kentucky Joins Crimson Cup Community

November 15, 2018 (Published: November 20, 2014)

We’re excited to welcome J’s Place on Main in Nicholasville, Kentucky to our community of independent coffee houses!  J’s Place on Main serves Crimson Cup beverages, breakfast and lunch from a historic building at 101 S. Main Street in downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky. Owner Gwen Riley, a small business owner who also operates GreenBox Heating & […]