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  • April 21 Webinar: 7 Steps to Opening a Successful Coffee Shop

    Thursday, March 31, 2016  
    (Updated: February 28, 2019)
    Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Then you won’t want to miss our Seven Steps to Success webinar on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. Greg Ubert In this webinar, Crimson Cup will reveal the Seven Steps to long-term success as a coffee shop owner. Using these proven […] Read More
  • Welcome to French Express Coffee House!

    Friday, January 10, 2014  
    (Updated: January 14, 2014)
    We’re excited to welcome Regina and Ryan French and their French Express Coffee House to the Crimson Cup community! On Dec. 17, the mother-and-son team held the grand opening of their new coffee shop at 2087 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis, just 30 minutes from downtown Charlotte, N.C. This “groovy coffee […] Read More
  • Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013  
    (Updated: December 16, 2013)
    Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop […] Read More
  • Here’s to Independence: Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

    Thursday, November 1, 2012  
    (Updated: November 16, 2018)
    We’re often asked why Crimson Cup doesn’t license a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a franchise. The answer is simple: we love helping independent spirits […] Read More
  • Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012  
    (Updated: November 16, 2018)
    Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee house. 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 […] Read More
  • The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

    Friday, February 17, 2012  
    (Updated: November 16, 2018)
    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 […] Read More
  • The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

    Friday, January 20, 2012  
    (Updated: October 3, 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 […] Read More