Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Virginia? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in The Old Dominion from the experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. To date, Crimson Cup has supported the opening of five independent coffee shops in Virginia.
“Virginia 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, Virginia ranks 34th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita, with fewer than one coffee shop for every 6,593 residents. That leaves a lot of Virginians without a local coffee shop.” With the Ranked 3rd by Forbes for ease of doing business in the USA, Virginia is a great place to open a coffee shop.
The opening of Vita Nova Creatives & Coffee in Nokesville fulfilled years of planning by owners Paula and Tom Millar and their family of shareholders.
Paula dreamed about creating a space that would combine her artistic interests and passions and allow her to share them with others. Tom, a private pilot, often flew the couple to explore new scenes. “As we traveled, we loved to stop in the cute little independent coffee shops,” Paula recalled. “Each shop had its own personality and style, and we often talked about how much we would like to put our hearts into a shop of our own.”
“We saw a presentation at Coffee Fest in Baltimore, and decided to buy the 7 Steps book,” Paula recalled. “We had that for several years and got more serious and finished reading it.”
Finishing Ubert’s book showed the couple their own coffee shop was within reach. “We needed someone who knows the business to tell us what to do. The 7 Steps team from Crimson Cup has been there to answer questions we didn’t even know we had!”
Ubert invited anyone who is thinking about opening a coffee shop to call Crimson Cup for guidance. “If you run into any roadblocks or just want to discuss your vision with a coffee expert, you can reach our team by calling 1-888-800-9224.”
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.