Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Publishes Guide on How to Start a Coffee Shop in Texas

Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Texas? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in the Lone Star state from experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Crimson Cup has taught over 300 entrepreneurs in 30 states – including a dozen in Texas – how to open a coffee shop.

“Texas is a land of opportunity for many types of small businesses, and coffee shops are no exception,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Texas ranks 42nd among the states in number of coffee shops per capita with only one coffee shop for every 8,000 residents. That leaves a lot of Texas coffee lovers without a local coffee shop.” He noted that Crimson Cup supports a growing number of coffee shops in Texas cities including Andrews, Hawley, Melissa, Midland, Odessa, Olney, Roanoke, and Vernon with more on the way. “We’re proud that a growing number of our customers in Texas now own two, three, or more coffee shops,” Ubert said. “These shops are part of the fabric that holds their local communities together.”

Crimson Cup customers Jerry and Lonna Bevel learned how to open their first coffee shop in Texas through the 7 Steps to Success program. They founded the original Cpl. Ray’s Coffee in 2007 in Andrews in dedication to their son, Cpl. Ray Bevel, after he was slain in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have since expanded to Midland and Odessa Texas. “Crimson Cup has a great product,” said Jerry. “The support that they give is just unparalleled.” He cited Crimson Cup coffee as a factor in their success. “We offer the kind of experience and high-end coffee you see in Seattle and New York City.”

In addition to the Texas guide, Crimson Cup plans to publish a series on how to start a coffee shop in each state. “Although the fundamentals of coffee shop operation remain the same from state to state, the economic opportunities, business formation, and licensing requirements vary widely,” Ubert said. “We’re excited to share information and resources to help entrepreneurs expedite their startup journey.”

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Founded in 1991, award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup is at the forefront of the coffee industry. Crimson Cup travels the world searching for the perfect cup – driven by meaningful local relationships, honesty, and a shared vision for the future.

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 how much it costs to open a coffee shop.

Crimson Cup coffee is available through over 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 30 states, Guam, and Bangladesh. The company also owns several Crimson Cup Coffee Shops and a new CRIMSON retail flagship store.

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