Tag: running a coffee shop

The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio Celebrates Five Years of Success

April 28, 2023 (Published: February 17, 2012)

Nearly five years after opening, The Depot Coffeehouse in Urbana, Ohio is still moving ahead at full steam, thanks to dedicated owners, an inspired location, talented staff and support from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea. From Concept to Profitable Coffee Shop in Just Four Months When Susan Oelker and her husband Dave decided to open […]

Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

February 15, 2023 (Published: February 8, 2012)

Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and get energized by making others feel energized, owning a coffee shop might be the right business for you. You can serve the best-tasting specialty drinks in town and create the community gathering place that everyone talks about. Best of all, you can go home […]

The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

May 10, 2022 (Published: January 20, 2012)

Remember 7up’s “Uncola” commercials of the 1970s? They positioned 7up as being different and daring, an upstart boldly challenging the cola establishment. At Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, we consider ourselves to be the un-franchise of the coffee shop world. Here are a few reasons why: Coffee shop franchises charge fees (often enormous fees) for […]

New Year, New Coffee Shop?

April 28, 2023 (Published: January 10, 2012)

Ever dream of opening a coffee shop? The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning! With the right support, you could be profiting from energizing espressos and luscious lattes before the year is through. Each week, we’ll explore different aspects of running an independent coffee shop. We’ll go over fundamental […]

Choosing the Right Coffee Shop Location

March 3, 2023 (Published: December 27, 2011)

What’s the most crucial decision you’ll make when opening a coffee shop? Choosing the right location. Over the past 30+ years, the Crimson Cup team has helped hundreds of people achieve their dream of owning a coffee shop. We’ve seen shops open up in various settings across the country. Here are a few factors to […]

New Edition of Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry

November 7, 2022 (Published: December 22, 2011)

Thinking of starting a coffee shop? Check out the second edition of 7 Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, written by Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. Backed by more than 30 years of specialty coffee industry experience, the Seven¬†Steps to Coffee Shop Startup Success franchise alternative program offers a proven system […]