On February 8, Washington Parish coffee lovers gathered at Cattlemen’s Coffee House in Franklinton, Louisiana to celebrate the grand opening of the independent coffee shop. A $1 special on all espresso-based drinks attracted new customers. “Thank you to our amazing customers for showing up today and to our staff that rocked the house!” said Owners Schantell and Lane Russell. “God blessed us with a good day, and for that we are so thankful! We look forward to serving our community for years to come.”
The Russells and their team learned how to open a coffee shop through the 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, an award-winning coffee roaster based in Columbus, Ohio. 7 Steps Customer Growth Rep Heather Ciranna attended the grand opening to help ensure a successful event. “Warm congratulations to Schantell and her team!” she said, “We had a fantastic time at their Grand Opening celebration.”
The new coffee shop serves a full menu of hot, iced and frozen espresso drinks – including mochas, lattes and cappuccinos – as well as iced coffee and tea, cold-brewed coffee, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies and organic infused teas. Orders can be placed in shop or through a mobile ordering app. The coffee, roasted by Crimson Cup, is winning 5-star reviews from local coffee drinkers. “The coffee is the best coffee I’ve ever had,” said one Facebook reviewer. The signature drink is the Cattlemen’s Mocha, which melds white chocolate, caramel and steamed milk with an espresso base. It can be served hot, frozen or over ice. The Russells invite everyone in Franklinton and Washington Parish to visit Cattleman’s Coffee House inside the new Forshag’s Drugstore across from Riverside Medical Center.
“We designed our coffee shop to give special meaning to our community and its heritage,” Schantell said. “Cattlemen nowadays are not recognized for their perseverance.” To keep up with events and announcements, including new menu items and future grand opening celebrations, follow the shop’s Facebook page.
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since May 1991, award-winning Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has roasted sustainably sourced craft coffee for consumers and wholesale customers. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the company teaches entrepreneurs to how to open a coffee shop in their community. By developing a coffee shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into how much it costs to open a coffee shop.
Crimson Cup also supports life-enriching projects through its Friend2Farmer® initiatives, promoting the education, health, sustainability and economic growth of small-plot coffee farmers and their communities. Crimson Cup 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 new Crimson retail flagship store.
To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com.