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  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019
    If you’re dreaming of opening a coffee shop, two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” and, “Do I need a coffee shop business plan?” There’s no hard and fast answer on how much it costs to start a coffee shop.  […] Read More
  • 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
  • The One-Day Coffee Shop Business Plan

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Writing a business plan is an essential step in opening a coffee shop. But if you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you view the process of developing a plan with reluctance. As a result, you may drag out the process, making […] Read More
  • Here’s to Independence: Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    We’re often asked why Crimson Cup doesn’t license a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a franchise. The answer is simple: we love helping independent spirits […] 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
  • Franchise or Independent - which coffee house business plan is right for you?

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Specialty coffee is a great business for entrepreneurs. After oil, coffee is the most-traded commodity in the world. And coffee houses continue to grow in popularity as more consumers demand great-quality coffee. However, starting a coffee shop business may be harder than you think. And starting a business without a […] Read More
  • Go Green: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Your Coffee House

    Thursday, 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 […] Read More