Tag: Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry

The Coffee Station at Landis Valley Opens

November 15, 2018 (Published: June 28, 2014)

It’s been a busy spring here at Crimson Cup. We’ve helped several new coffee houses open their doors. We’re excited to welcome Joy and Brian Lee and Joy’s parents Jim and Charlotte Allgyer to the Crimson Cup community. They opened The Coffee Station at Landis Valley on May 30 after completing our Seven Steps to […]

Greg Shares Startup Strategies in Coffeetalk Magazine

November 16, 2018 (Published: April 17, 2014)

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then check out Greg’s recent column, “Seven Strategies for a Successful Coffee-Shop Start-up” in CoffeeTalk magazine. The strategies are based on the steps outlined in Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry. They include: Lead with location. Think efficiency when arranging your shop. Buy the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

May 23, 2021 (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 […]