Tag: independent coffee house

Sweet Aroma Coffeehouse & Bakery Brings Our Award-winning Specialty Coffee to Colchester, CT

May 10, 2022 (Published: May 13, 2021)

At Sweet Aroma Coffeehouse & Bakery, Owners Kim and Mark Sementa are bringing friends and neighbors in Colchester, Connecticut, together with terrific espresso-based coffee drinks and fantastic homemade baked goods. “Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the need for a family-friendly gathering place for our community,” Kim said. “We wanted to share our love […]

Kahvi Coffee House + Cafe Opens in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

October 29, 2020 (Published: October 29, 2020)

The owners of Kahvi Coffee House + Cafe at 3830 Talmadge Road in Eau Claire have infused their new urban casual coffee shop with Scandinavian mindfulness, community and fika. Kahvi Means Coffee “Kahvi is Finnish for coffee,” said Co-owner and Manager April Becker. “It’s easy to be mindful while drinking a smooth cup of coffee!” […]

Kudos to Our Award-winning Coffee Shop Customers

May 13, 2019 (Published: May 13, 2019)

Wow! Three Crimson Cup customers have become award-winning coffee shops: The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar in Iowa Falls, Iowa won Best Coffee Shop in Iowa honors. Congratulations to Owners Kat and Pat Bissell! Cup Runneth Over Coffee House in Sweetwater, Tennessee was named 2019 Business of the Year (1-50 employees) by the Monroe County […]

How to Calculate Coffee Shop Start-up Costs

January 28, 2021 (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 will it cost to open my coffee shop?” As he writes, “Because every specialty coffee business is different, there is no simple answer. Your costs will depend on […]

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

November 15, 2018 (Published: 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 and bakeries.  All of the […]

Wake Zone Espresso Going Strong after Six Years

September 2, 2014 (Published: 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 was voted Top Independent Coffeehouse […]

Celebrating Independents Day

August 31, 2014 (Published: 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 Columbus. The next day, more […]