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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 Wins Smart 50 & Innovation Awards

September 20, 2017 (Published: September 20, 2017)

Greg Ubert, our founder and president, has won a Smart 50 Award from Smart Business magazine.  The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in central Ohio for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. He also won the specialty Innovation Award. “I am beyond honored to receive this […]

We Welcome Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg, West Virginia!

November 15, 2018 (Published: December 9, 2016)

A big Crimson Cup welcome to Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg, West Virginia!. Located at 218 Court Street in historic downtown Clarksburg, the new coffee house held its grand opening December 6. Owners Kevin and Sarah Zakariasen named the shop for Clarksburg’s most famous native son, Civil War General Thomas Johnathon “Stonewall” Jackson. A statue of Jackson […]

Third Cpl. Ray’s Coffee Opens in Aledo, Texas

December 1, 2016 (Published: November 20, 2016)

Congratulations to Jerry and Lonna Bevel on the opening of their third Cpl. Ray’s Coffee! Their new shop at 405 FM 1187 South in Aledo, Texas joins the original Cpl. Ray’s Coffee in Andrews, Texas and a second shop in Odessa, Texas. Jerry and Lonna founded the shops in dedication to their son, Cpl. Ray Bevel, […]

25th Anniversary Milestone 2: A New Mentor and Coffee Blend

September 15, 2016 (Published: September 7, 2016)

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the second in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Less than a year after launching Crimson Cup, Greg encountered a mentor who would help him shape the company’s evolution. In March 1992, he called on a […]

25th Anniversary Milestone 1: Greg Ubert Falls in Love with Specialty Coffee

September 15, 2016 (Published: September 1, 2016)

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the first in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. In August 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh. MS-DOS 5.0 was cutting-edge tech. Fava beans were all the rage. And a young entrepreneur named Greg Ubert […]

2016 Military Coffee Drive

December 1, 2017 (Published: June 27, 2016)

Time to support the troops! Our annual Military Coffee Drive takes place June 27 – July 3. For every 12-ounce bag of coffee purchased at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington, we’ll send a bag of fresh-roasted beans to active-duty U.S. Military personnel serving overseas. “We consider it an honor and a […]