Congratulations to our 2020 Class of Independent Coffee ShopsMarch 29, 2023 (Published: March 8, 2021)
Is there anything more exciting than starting a new coffee shop? We don’t think so – and neither do the owners of our 2020 class of independent coffee shops.
These entrepreneurs beat heavy odds to open successful new ventures in 2020.
Kudos to them for refusing to let the pandemic stop them from opening their businesses!
Six of the new coffee shops were the second or third location for their owners.
“Owners who opened their second or third location during the pandemic show that specialty coffee shops can remain profitable and grow even during a recession,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert.
Meet the 2020 Class of Independent Coffee Shops
Follow the links below to learn more about these unique coffee businesses and their owners.
Adam’s Flying Pig Coffee House in Wheelersburg, Ohio
Coffee Jerks Deer Creek in Deer Creek, Oklahoma
Coffee Jerks Uptown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Common Ground Coffee Bar in Oxford, Mississipi
Cups of Joy in Wilson, North Carolina
Germania Brew Haus in Godfrey, Illinois
The Hawthorn Tree in Carlinville, Illinois
Higher Groundz (Zion Lutheran) in Maryland Heights, Missouri
Ivory Bean Coffee House in Shelby, Ohio
Kahvi Coffee House + Café in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Matter More Coffee in Hampstead, North Carolina
Orange Couch Coffee House in Eureka, Missouri
Oxford Gourmet & Gifts in Oxford, Mississippi
Rare Bird Emporium in Murphy, North Carolina
Rise & Dine in Crescent, Oklahoma
Sweeten Creek Coffee in Ashville, North Carolina
Winston’s Coffee & Waffles, a food truck in the Columbus suburb of Clintonville, Ohio
Following the 7 Steps to Success
These entrepreneurs began learning how to open a coffee shop by reading Greg’s book, 7 Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry.
From there, our 7 Steps Trainers helped them every step of the way, from finding a winning location and writing a compelling coffee shop business plan, to choosing equipment, training staff and more.
While the 2020 coffee shop owners are busy making a go of their new ventures, Crimson Cup is helping another group of entrepreneurs open independent coffee shops.
Want to learn how this could be your year to achieve your dream of running your own business? We’re here to help!