Tag: running a coffee shop

So You’ve Opened a Coffee Shop. Now What?

April 25, 2019 (Published: January 31, 2014)

If you’ve recently opened a coffee shop, you might be wondering what to do next. With the hustle and bustle of the opening behind you, it’s easy to be lulled into a period of relative inactivity. As Greg observes in a recent edition of CoffeeTalk, “A lot of coffee house owners begin with the impression […]

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

December 16, 2013 (Published: November 20, 2013)

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop entrepreneurs begin with a dream. Perhaps they’re passionate about coffee and want to serve the […]

New Loyalty Program Offers Education, Training and Travel Rewards

May 10, 2022 (Published: June 7, 2013)

What’s better than serving some of the world’s best coffee to your customers? How about earning some great education, training and travel rewards? Our new Crimson Cup Rewards program is one more way we’re helping independent coffee shops thrive. Through this program, our coffee shop customers will receive a credit of three to five percent […]

Coffee Trends: Adding a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop

December 13, 2013 (Published: November 13, 2012)

Pour-over coffee brewing methods are becoming increasingly popular among coffee enthusiasts – both home-brewers and coffee-shop baristas.  Also known as “hand pour coffee,” this brewing craze took Japan by storm before migrating to the U.S., where it gained momentum after The New York Times investigated its origins in “Coffee’s Slow Dance.” Pour-over brewing equipment is […]

Kopi Luwak Coffee and Your Bucket List

May 10, 2022 (Published: May 8, 2012)

Most java junkies probably know that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, typically selling for $100 per pound and up to $50 per cup in fine restaurants. Consumed primarily in Japan and other Asian markets, Kopi Luwak gained worldwide fame in the 2007 comedy, “The Bucket List.” Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) meets […]

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

October 3, 2012 (Published: 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 out how your community is […]

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 7, 2012)

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee shop. 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 a coffee house who said, […]