Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Kentucky? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in The Bluegrass State from the experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. To date, Crimson Cup has supported the opening of two independent coffee shops in Kentucky.
“Kentucky 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, Indiana ranks 48th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita, with fewer than one coffee shop for every 8,752 Kentucky residents. That leaves a lot of residents without a local coffee shop.”
Combining the lack of coffee shops with the fact that Kentucky is ranked 10th for lowest cost of labor in the USA, in the USA, it’s a great place to open a coffee shop. “As a coffee roaster and coffee business consultant, Crimson Cup believes our company only succeeds when our customers do,” Ubert said. “As a result, we support coffee shop owners at every step, from concept through opening day and beyond.”
Since 2014, Bradley’s Gourmet Coffees & More has brought members of the local Whitley City, Kentucky community together for terrific coffee, conversation and baked goods. Nestled in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Bradley’s is the only specialty coffee shop serving the 17,000 residents of McCreary County.
“Our motto from the beginning has been, ‘Building our community, one cup at a time,’” said Owner Nina Bradley. “Our customers have learned – as we have – what an important role coffee plays in bringing our community together.” Bradley said Crimson Cup has been nothing short of amazing. “Owning a small coffee shop entails a lot more than most people realize, and Crimson Cup has always been on top of anything we need.”
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.