Since 1991, Crimson Cup has
taught more than 150 independent coffeehouse owners across 28
how to set up and operate a profitable coffee business. Our track
record of success allows you to hit the ground running when you open
your doors for business, so you can minimize mistakes and be profitable
You Get The Best Of
With Crimson Cup, you get all the
of a franchise without the franchise headaches and expenses. We are not
a franchise. And that's a good thing. Instead of a cookie-cutter store
design that you have to imitate, you'll get to create your own, unique
coffeehouse name, look and personality to reflect your individuality.
And you'll still get to capitalize on our 18 years of knowledge and
experience in the coffeehouse business to teach you everything you need
to know to be successful. Think of Crimson Cup as the "Intel" inside
Some Of The Benefits Of
Working With Crimson Cup:
No franchise fees, royalties or hidden costs
Discounts on wholesale product pricing
Bundled package pricing saves you $ 9500.00
Eight marketing and promotional kits a year, proven to
increase sales and profitability
On-site training and ongoing support eliminates your
guesswork (pre-opening, grand opening and beyond)
The best tasting coffee drinks in the industry – our
products consistently win blind taste-tests against competitors
Learn the business from industry experts who know what
Extensive menu including coffee/espresso drinks,
smoothies, Frozen Hot ChocolateTM, cold and hot
One-stop shopping with our complete line of products makes
your ordering and inventory easy
Networking with 200+ independent owners for idea sharing
…And more! Contact us for a detailed
list of additional benefits included in our package.
Greg Ubert, Founder and President
of Crimson Cup, wrote the book
on how to operate a successful coffeehouse called Seven Steps
There is much more to having a successful coffee shop business than
having awesome coffee and products. In the book, Greg documents his
proven business philosophy and the critical principles for operating a
profitable coffee shop business.
You'll receive on-site training
from our CEO
(Chief Espresso Officer) who has over 30 years' experience in the
coffee business. Our Retail Development Manager, with 18 years'
experience, will help you with site selection as well as designing the
layout for your coffee bar to insure maximum efficiency and a smooth
traffic flow. In addition, you'll receive the expertise of our Roast
Master and his roasting team, our marketing department, and our
customer service team.
What People Are Saying
About Crimson Cup
"Crimson Cup adds
expert advice, superior
products, marketing support…just a vast knowledge of the coffee
business. They are dedicated to the success of each independent coffee
house and they prove that day in and day out!"
~ Jeni Zeni,
Owner of Edelweiss Coffee, Iron Mountain, MI
"The best advice I can
give you to start
off with is -- before you do anything else -- call Crimson Cup Coffee.
They have a program that's far more intensive when it comes to the
actual nuts and bolts of the coffee business than you'd get from [other
coffee consultants]. You'll get nominal advice and fairly good training
from [other consultants], but the folks at Crimson Cup stay with you to
make sure you actually succeed."
~ John and Gayle,
Owners of Via Cappuccino, Rocky Mount, NC
"We entered The Crimson
Cup 'community' in
July, 2005, when we moved to our new location. Since that time, our
daily coffee bar sales have increased $200 a day – That is an increase
of $72,000 annually!"
~ Bob and Jan Morton,
Owners of Coffee Attic/Book Cellar, Iowa Falls, IA
of this [Crimson Cup]
program, we've experienced more than $1,000 increase in weekly sales.
Our customers really like The Crimson Cup concept, and we love the
support. As a small business owner, you spend so much time behind the
counter. We would never be able to hire someone to do the marketing
that comes from Crimson Cup and still pay such a small fee."
~ Lorna and Nathan,
Owners of Uptown Coffeehouse, Howell, MI
"I was about to pay
nearly $800 for a new grinder, but Crimson Cup's knowledge on grinders
saved me $756.99!"
~ Lynne & Jayne,
Owners of Coffee Amici, Findlay, OH
Please note this opportunity is NOT
accepting inquiries from
MT, WY, NM, AZ, UT, ID, NV, CA, OR, WA, AK, HI or from outside the
Interested parties should have at least $50,000 to invest.
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