Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Georgia? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in The Peach State from the experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. To date, Crimson Cup has supported the opening of three independent coffee shops in Georgia.
“Georgia 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, Georgia ranks 48th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita, with fewer than one coffee shop for every 8,752 Georgia residents. That leaves a lot of Georgia residents without a local coffee shop.” Combining the lack of coffee shops with the fact that Georgia has the 2nd-fastest rate of startup growth in the USA, it’s a great place to open a coffee shop.
Mike Scott Hug in a Mug Coffee Company in Valdosta in the fall of 2018. A serial entrepreneur with ownership in 30 Precision Tune Auto Care locations, Mike Scott was looking for a new business venture that would be less technical than his other businesses and that could be duplicated once learned. Specialty coffee seemed a perfect fit. “We love coffee, and we love the idea of a business that the community can fall in love with,” he said. “We also wanted to give back to our community by donating to local nonprofits.”
Scott found Crimson Cup while searching for business opportunities on the Internet. When asked for advice for aspiring coffee shop owners, Scott said, “Go with Crimson Cup.” He also noted the importance of having enough startup capital and funds. “It could take some time to get your name out.”
“There are so many cities and towns in Georgia 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 coffee shop startup costs.
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 owns several Crimson Cup Coffee Shops and a new CRIMSON retail flagship store.
To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com.