Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Iowa? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in The Hawkeye State from the experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year has taught over 300 entrepreneurs in 30 states how to open a coffee shop, including one in Iowa
“Iowa ranks 30th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita, with just one coffee shop for every 6,371 residents. That leaves a lot of Iowans without a local coffee shop.” Ranked 5th best for lowest business costs in the USA, Iowa is a great place to open a coffee shop.
For over 20 years, The Coffee Attic & Book Cellar has provided a cultural hub in Iowa Falls – a place where people can come to socialize, appreciate local art, have a bite to eat, enjoy a great cup of coffee, and relax. This award-winning coffee shop features a coffee shop in the upper level (Coffee Attic) and a bookstore on the lower level (Book Cellar).
Original owners Bob and Jan Morton opened The Coffee Attic through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success program. After joining The Coffee Attic in 2006, Kat Bissell spent the next decade learning about coffee from the Mortons and Crimson Cup, working her way up to manager. She and husband Pat Bissell bought the shop in 2016.
Under Kat’s management, the business has grown through new coffee innovations and by opening a second location called the Coffee Attic Corner inside Hansen Family Hospital. “We take great pride in continuing the dream Bob and Jan Morton made 20 years ago,” she said.
Bissell credits the coffee shop’s success to relationships with customers, baristas, and Crimson Cup. “We are a small community that supports one another,” she said.
Asked to advise other prospective coffee shop owners, Bissell said to look at Crimson Cup. ““Crimson Cup has a great reputation and stands by their products,” she said. “I can count on the 7 Steps team for advice and guidance.”
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.