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  • New Co-Op Espresso Blend for Clintonville Community Market

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    Sometimes our customers request a coffee that’s exclusively theirs. And that’s what we’ve created for Clintonville Community Market, a unique member-owned grocery store providing a full selection of organic, local and natural products. Made with fair trade organic coffee beans, the new Co-Op Espresso Blend is a medium roast of […] Read More
  • Here’s to Independence: Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    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
  • Turn Your Bakery into a Bakery Café

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Baked goods and coffee go together like, well, donuts and coffee.  Because not every bakery takes advantage of this natural pairing, adding specialty coffee to your bakery menu can make you stand out in a crowded marketplace. Coffee houses learned long ago that customers expect first-quality baked goods to go […] Read More
  • Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    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
  • Meet Our Cuppers: Greg Ubert

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • New Year, New Coffee Shop?

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Ever dream of opening your own 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 […] Read More