Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Publishes Guide On How To Open A Coffee Shop In North Carolina

Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in North Carolina? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in the Tar Heel state from experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. To date, Crimson Cup has supported the opening of eight independent coffee shops in North Carolina.

“North Carolina 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. “In fact, North Carolina ranks 40th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita, with fewer than one coffee shop for every 7,307 residents. There’s room for more coffee shops in North Carolina.”

Ranked 1st in the USA by Forbes for ease of doing business and with the 3rd lowest corporate tax rate, North Carolina is a great place to open a small business. Owners of coffee shops in several North Carolina cities and towns learned how to open a coffee shop through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program.

Kate and Pav Templeton opened Rare Bird Emporium in Cherokee County in November 2020 during the middle of the Pandemic. The Templetons found Crimson Cup’s expertise invaluable. “Coming from never having a business like this to creating a business plan and knowing that it was a proven concept reassured me we could do this,” Kate said. Pav said he’d advise other owners to work with Crimson Cup from the very beginning. “We didn’t end up saving money doing it ourselves, because we had to go back and redo a lot of things. There were mishaps we could have avoided by having their guidance from day one.”

“There are so many cities and towns in North Carolina that lack a good coffee shop,” Ubert said. “We’re here to help anyone who wants to get started in specialty coffee.” 7 Steps Sales Leader Scott Fullerton, the first contact for all new coffee shop owners, said “If you’ve ever dreamed about opening a coffee house, I’d love to help you get started.”

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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