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  • Go Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Your Coffee House

    Thursday, March 15, 2012
    The National Restaurant Association estimates that 25 percent of Americans visit a restaurant or bar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some ideas to ensure that your coffee shop gets its fair share of visitors… and that staff and customers alike enjoy the day. 1. Do your research. Find […] 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
  • The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and are energized by making people 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 […] 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