Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn in Edgerton, Ohio Celebrates Grand Opening with Support from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

On November 16, Edgerton coffee lovers packed Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn to enjoy $1 coffee drinks and celebrate the grand opening. “I want to give a huge shoutout to Edgerton and surrounding communities for showing up big for our Grand Opening!” said Owner Stephanie Walkup. 7 Steps customer growth rep Heather Ciranna from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea was on hand to help ensure a successful event.

Stephanie and her husband, a dentist, learned learned how to open a coffee shop after a Google search led them to Crimson Cup. Their first step was ordering Seven Steps to Success: a Common-sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee by Founder and President Greg Ubert. “We read Crimson Cup’s story, then came and visited their Columbus headquarters and saw how impressive their facilities were,” Stephanie said. The couple then signed up for Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program. This proven system turns entrepreneurs with little or no coffee experience into owners of thriving coffee shops.

Crimson Cup coffee shop startup consultants guided the couple step by step, from writing their coffee shop business plan to choosing equipment, hiring and training employees, and more. 7 Steps Trainer and Project Manager Steve Bayless helped lay out the coffee shop then traveled to Edgerton the week before the opening. There, he taught Stephanie and her baristas to prepare drinks and run Cup O’ Joy, staying through opening day to ensure everything ran well. “I don’t think I would have had a clue how to open a coffee business without Crimson Cup,” Stephanie said. “We would like Steve and Heather to stay for a few more weeks! From the build out through our grand opening, they’ve been on it, responding to our questions and giving us the knowledge we need to be successful.”

Inside Cup O’ Joy, guests enjoy a full menu of hot, cold and iced espresso-based drinks in a warm atmosphere. A drive-thru caters to coffee lovers on the go. The Walkups invite everyone in Williams County, Ohio and beyond to visit Cup O’ Joy Coffee Barn in Edgerton. Follow the shop’s Facebook page for news about hours, menu updates and other happenings.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since May 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted award-winning sustainably sourced craft coffee for consumers and wholesale customers. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the company teaches entrepreneurs how to run independent coffee houses in their local communities. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to open a coffee shop. Their coffee is available in over 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 30 states, Guam and Bangladesh. The company also operates several Crimson Cup Coffee Houses and a Crimson retail flagship store.

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