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  • Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea 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 […] Read More
  • Coffee Trends: Adding a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop

    Tuesday, 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 […] Read More
  • Kopi Luwak Coffee and Your Bucket List

    Tuesday, 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.” Jack […] Read More
  • Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee house. 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 […] Read More
  • Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and are energized by making people 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 […] Read More
  • Meet Our Cuppers: Greg Ubert

    Friday, February 3, 2012
    So what is a cupper, you ask? It’s a professional coffee taster. The cuppers at Crimson Cup have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to […] Read More
  • The Un-Franchise for Coffee Shops

    Friday, 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 […] Read More