Tag: coffee shop business plan

Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

May 10, 2022 (Published: 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 to Coffee Shop Success process. Imagine how it will feel to run a business based on your passion […]

Franchise or Independent – Which Coffee House Business Plan is Right for You?

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 28, 2012)

Specialty coffee is a great business for entrepreneurs. Coffee is the second most-traded commodity in the world, trailing only oil. And coffee shops continue to grow in popularity as more consumers demand great-quality coffee. However, opening a coffee shop may be harder than you think. And starting a business without a plan is a recipe […]

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 7, 2012)

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee shop. One of the most prevalent myths is that you will be inundated with business as soon as you open the doors of your coffee house. If Crimson Cup had $1 for every person opening a coffee house who said, […]

The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

May 23, 2021 (Published: February 17, 2012)

Nearly five years after opening, The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio is still moving ahead at full steam, thanks to dedicated owners, an inspired location, talented staff and support from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. From Concept to Profitable Coffee Shop in Just Four Months When Susan Oelker and her husband Dave decided to open […]

Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

June 8, 2021 (Published: February 8, 2012)

Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and get energized by making others feel energized, owning a coffee shop might be the right business for you. You can serve the best-tasting specialty drinks in town and create the community gathering place that everyone talks about. Best of all, you can go home […]

Meet Our Cuppers: Greg Ubert

October 3, 2012 (Published: February 3, 2012)

So what is a cupper, you ask? It’s a professional coffee taster. The cuppers at Crimson Cup have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our mission of consistently roasting […]

The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

May 10, 2022 (Published: January 20, 2012)

Remember 7up’s “Uncola” commercials of the 1970s? They positioned 7up as being different and daring, an upstart boldly challenging the cola establishment. At Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, we consider ourselves to be the un-franchise of the coffee shop world. Here are a few reasons why: Coffee shop franchises charge fees (often enormous fees) for […]