Beans-n-Cream Coffeehouse in Cedarville, Ohio Celebrates 22 Years of Success with Support from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
As Beans-n-Cream marked its 22nd anniversary on March 1, General Manager Myndi Cope-Pergram reflected on the independent coffee shop’s growth over two decades, its role in the small town of Cedarville, Ohio, and its relationship with Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.
Now a second-generation family business, Beans-n-Cream has occupied a series of historic locations in downtown Cedarville. The shop got its start in a tiny, shared space in the 1880s-era Exchange Bank building. In the spring of 2008, the newly renovated Exchange Bank building became their permanent home. Built in the 1920s, the building features the original bank vault, woodwork and stained-glass windows. The shop acts as a gathering place for local coffee lovers.
Founders Paul and Diane Cope learned how to open a coffee shop from Crimson Cup. For over 30 years, Crimson Cup has helped entrepreneurs open and run more than 300 independent coffee shops serving their local communities across the USA.
“As an independent coffee shop owner, you don’t have to go it alone!” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Paul, Diane and Myndi over the past 22 years, and we look forward to many more years of helping them grow their business.”
Budding coffee shop owners like the Copes learn the ins and outs of efficient operations through the company’s 7 Steps to Success program which included writing a coffee shop business plan.
The 7 Steps program offers many benefits of a coffee shop franchise, without franchise fees, royalties, or even a long-term contract.
Myndi said Crimson Cup has acted as a true partner to her family business. “I couldn’t imagine being able to be where we are today without their help and guidance,” she said.
For those who are considering opening a coffee shop with Crimson Cup’s help, Myndi said, “Do it! You won’t be sorry. In 22 years, they haven’t once steered us wrong. Their customer service is beyond amazing. And they do it all! They train, they service, they have equipment – they never have left us hanging. They are hands on every time we have reached out. Can’t imagine anyone else living up to that.”
She said customers rave about Beans-n-Cream coffee which is roasted by Crimson Cup. “I love when we have customers who say that it’s better than the big corporate chain!”
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is a 2020 Good Food Award winner, 2019 Golden Bean Champion for Small Franchise/Chain Roaster, and Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced craft coffee for consumers and wholesale coffee customers.
Crimson Cup coffee is available through over 350 independent coffeehouses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 30 states, Guam and Bangladesh. The roaster also operates several Crimson Cup Coffee Shops and a new CRIMSON< retail flagship store.