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  • Welcome to Hug In A Mug Coffee Company in Valdosta, Georgia

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    We’re excited to welcome Hug In A Mug Coffee Company in Valdosta, Georgia to the group of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries Crimson Cup supports in 37 states. The shop at 4165 Bemiss Road, Suite O, is one of at least 18 new independent coffee shops scheduled to open […] Read More
  • Crimson Cup Helps Iconic Columbus Beauty Brand Caffeinate New Concept Salon and Spa

    Friday, August 24, 2018
    In the 50 years since the opening of the first Charles Penzone salon, the name Penzone has been synonymous with beauty in Columbus, Ohio. In May, the brand launched a new concept, PENZONE Salon + Spa Dublin, with a new mantra: beauty from the outside in. “Traditional salons focus solely […] Read More
  • Welcome to Yampy's Coffee Crepes and Cocktails in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    We’re excited to welcome Michaela and Jenner Kosmis and their team at Yampy’s Coffee Crepes and Cocktails to the Crimson Cup community! The shop at 910 Yampa in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was one of 20 new independent coffee shops that opened in 2017 through our 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program. Michaela […] Read More
  • How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    In a recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg Ubert addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?” Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business […] Read More
  • Greg Ubert Named 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Founder and President Greg Ubert has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the East Central region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 32nd year, recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses […] Read More
  • Exploring an Organic Tea Estate in Bangladesh

    Monday, April 16, 2018
    A buying team led by Founder and President Greg Ubert recently visited Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Ltd. in Bangladesh to explore a sustainable new source of teas. Teas and herbs grown on the plantation hold Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and USDA Organic certifications. “This lush organic estate grows teas […] Read More
  • Crimson Cup Sponsors First-Ever Barista Competition in Bangladesh

    Monday, March 26, 2018
    We were excited to sponsor the first-ever barista competition in Bangladesh, in partnership with Sanremo Coffee Machines and 3S. Vying for a grand prize of 50,000 Bangladeshi taka (about $600), 16 local baristas displayed their skills in espresso preparation and latte art. Shurov Islam of Trouville Café took home grand-prize […] Read More