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  • 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
  • 12 Coffee Houses in 8 States Joined the Crimson Cup Community in 2014

    Friday, January 9, 2015
    2014 was a great year for independent coffee houses! We were excited to see steady growth in the number of entrepreneurs interested in learning how to open their own independent coffee business. We welcomed 12 new coffee houses in 8 states to our growing community of independent coffee shops, cafés […] Read More
  • Wake Zone Espresso Going Strong after Six Years

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Since 2008, Wake Zone Espresso has brought the spirit of the islands to landlocked Wake County, N.C. Owners Mark and Linda Hollamon  based the décor of the shop at 6108 Old Jenks Road in Apex on their love of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean. A local favorite, the Wake Zone […] Read More
  • Celebrating Independents Day

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    We just wrapped up our 12th Independents Day – an annual forum that gives coffee house owners a way to connect, engage and grow with other coffee house entrepreneurs. Celebrations kicked off Friday, August 8 with a welcome happy hour at Woody’s Tavern on the Ohio State University Campus in […] Read More
  • Creek Coffee House in Lillington, N.C. Celebrates Second Anniversary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Congratulations to Creek Coffee House on their second anniversary as an independent coffee shop! Owner Chess Royal opened the shop at 75 Marshbanks Street in Lillington, N.C. in August 2012. Chess created the coffee house as a comfortable hangout for students from nearby Campbell University. The website logo even features […] Read More
  • Kave Coffee Bar in Barberton, Ohio Joins Crimson Cup Community

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    We’re proud to welcome another new business to our growing community of independent coffee houses, cafés and bakeries. The Kave Coffee Bar and Nine Muses Art Gallery held its grand opening July 25 at 584 W. Tuscarawas St. in Barberton, Ohio. The coffee bar and art gallery anchors the new […] Read More
  • Welcome to Lorraine’s Coffee and Music

    Friday, July 25, 2014
    With “That’s Kentucky,” Bluegrass performer Lorraine Jordan and her band Carolina Road currently have the number-one bluegrass song in the country. And, with the opening of Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music at 101 Timber Pointe Lane, the longtime resident hopes to have the number-one coffeehouse in Garner, N.C. Our 7 […] Read More