Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then 2013 could be your year! Through its coffee shop franchise alternative, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is offering free consulting and training to entrepreneurs who are serious about realizing their business goals in the coming months.
“You could be in business within months through our 7 Steps Coffee Franchise Alternative program,” said Greg Ubert, founder and president of the Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster and coffee business consultant. “We teach everything you need to operate a successful business serving exceptional fresh-roasted coffee and espresso-based beverages.” Roasting specialty-grade coffee in small batches since 1991, Crimson Cup has helped hundreds of independent coffee houses open and flourish in 28 states.
Unlike a coffee shop franchise, Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps program allows business owners to create a unique specialty coffee business that reflects their individual tastes and the needs of their local community. From the name on the door to the location, menu, interior decor and other features, the owners put their stamp on a unique business with the help of Crimson Cup consultants.
“We offer everything a coffee shop franchise does – and more – but without franchise fees and royalties,” Ubert said. “Our consulting services – including on-site training, marketing materials, menu ideas and much more – are all designed to help reduce costs, increase profits and eliminate potential headaches.”
Through its 7 Steps program, Crimson Cup helps new coffee shops get off the ground by assisting owners with choosing a winning location and developing a solid coffee shop business plan. As well as consulting on efficient equipment choice and layout, menu selection, staff recruiting and other aspects of opening the business, Crimson Cup provides several days of comprehensive, free training for the coffee shop owner and staff. A Crimson Cup consultant stays on site through opening day to ensure the coffee house is off to a great start.
A coffee shop is only as good as the beverages it serves, and Crimson Cup supplies fresh-roasted, Class 1 specialty grade coffee beans that have been roasted in small batches under the personal supervision of its master roaster. Customers can choose from Crimson Cup’s best-selling Armando’s blend as well as a host of Organic Fair Trade, Single Origin and Direct Trade coffees from around the world.
“Supplying awesome coffee has been our passion for 21 years,” Ubert said. “We’re proud that Crimson Cup coffee consistently wins blind taste tests against big coffee chains.”
He noted that Crimson Cup customers aren’t required to sign long-term contracts. “Hundreds of independent coffee shops keep buying from us because we deliver great-tasting coffee and coffee house products, supply high-quality equipment and supplies and provide effective marketing strategies and materials – all of which contributes to their ongoing success.”
The 7 Steps program is grounded in the principles outlined in Ubert’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry. Ubert wrote the commonsense guide based on his experience in helping hundreds of independent coffee shops develop thriving businesses over the past 21 years.
To learn more about the 7 Steps program or to schedule an initial consultation, call 888-800-9224 or fill out this form on the Crimson Cup website.
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted and packaged quality, great-tasting coffee in Columbus, Ohio and taught independent business owners how to be successful in specialty coffee through its coffee franchise alternative program. Since 2007, the company has operated Crimson Cup Coffee House, which is part of a network of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, and food service operations across 28 states that serve Crimson Cup beverages. For more information, visit www.crimsoncup.com.