Lyric Coffee House Named Best Coffee in Clayton, New York, with Support from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Kathy Danielson, owner of Lyric Coffee House, poses with the award for Best Coffee in Clayton, New York.

The 2023 Best Coffee Award in Clayton, New York went to Lyric Coffee House. The independent coffee house receives coffee, supplies, and business support from award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Owner Kathy Danielson said she was thrilled and gratified by the recognition. “It has been such an honor to serve the community for 18 years,” she said. “We have brought a warm, inviting European-style coffee house to the 1,000 Islands.” Danielson attributes the award to the quality of her coffee and the variety of specialty options.

Danielson opened the coffee house in 2006 after learning how to open a coffee shop through the 7 Steps to Success consulting program of Crimson Cup. “Crimson Cup provided great training and set up from the start,” Danielson said. She continues to receive award-winning coffee, quality coffee shop products and ongoing consulting support. “They provide high-quality products, keep prices fair and consistent, and offer great customer service.”

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the company teaches entrepreneurs how to open a coffee shop. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into coffee shop startup costs. Crimson Cup coffee is available in over 300 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants, and food service operations across 30 states, Guam, and Bangladesh as well as their own coffee shops. To learn more, visit

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