Tag: independent coffee shop

Top 5 Reasons to Open an Independent Coffee Shop in 2021

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 25, 2021)

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? This could be the year to make your dream come true! The 2020 global pandemic created many obstacles for small business owners. Yet, against all odds, Crimson Cup helped 19 new independent coffee shops in eight states open their doors in 2020.   Based on our reading of several […]

Congratulations to our 2020 Class of Independent Coffee Shops

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 8, 2021)

Is there anything more exciting than starting a new coffee shop? We don’t think so – and neither do the owners of our 2020 class of independent coffee shops. These entrepreneurs beat heavy odds to open successful new ventures in 2020. Kudos to them for refusing to let the pandemic stop them from opening their […]

The Village Brew Coffee House Opens in Piketon, Ohio

May 10, 2022 (Published: February 19, 2021)

Whenever Piketon resident Jennifer Chandler travels for work or pleasure, she seeks out a local, independent coffee shop. By opening The Village Brew Coffee House, she hopes to wake up the local community – much like her own senses perk up with the first sip of coffee. I love the experience of enjoying a good […]

Reflecting on 2020 Lessons and Looking Forward to 2021 Growth

May 10, 2022 (Published: February 2, 2021)

Like many in the restaurant and coffeehouse industry, Crimson Cup navigated a rough economy wracked by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. “This was a challenging year for everyone – our company, our employees, our customers, their customers and the farmers who grow our coffee,” said Greg Ubert, founder and president. “The pandemic forced us to […]

Welcome to Hometown Coffee And Tea in Olney, Texas

August 30, 2018 (Published: August 2, 2018)

We’re excited to welcome Owners Jake and Holly Bailey and their team at Hometown Coffee And Tea to Crimson Cup! The shop at 117 East Main St. in Olney, Texas held its grand opening on June 26. It is one of at least 18 new independent coffee shops scheduled to open in 2018 through our […]

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 […]