Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Alabama? Get insights on starting a thriving coffee shop in The Heart of Dixie 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 Alabama.
Alabama ranks 30th among the states in the number of coffee shops per capita with fewer than one coffee shop for every 6,371 residents. That leaves a lot of Alabamians without a local coffee shop. With the 3rd-lowest tax burden and the 7th-lowest cost of labor in the USA, opening a coffee shop in Alabama is a great choice for entrepreneurs.
In Dothan, Alabama, Bird & Bean Coffee House has crafted the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a cup of coffee. “Good coffee, great atmosphere, and friendly people are what drives us!” said Owner Christy Keyton. “We want to be the ‘Cheers’ of coffee in Dothan!”
The cozy coffeehouse sits next door to Keyton’s Naomi & Olive home decor and gift shop in beautiful downtown Dothan. “I already owned a thriving retail business in a historic building, and I love coffee,” she said. “When we bought another historic building next door, opening a coffee shop seemed like a terrific opportunity.”
The serial entrepreneur knew a lot about home decor and gifts, but not about the coffee business. Keyton turned to Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program to learn how to open and run her new venture.
“I believe Crimson Cup is like nothing else in the coffee industry,” she said. “They make sure that you know what you are doing and that you are successful. You never feel alone!”
“I don’t know where we would be without the incredible work, planning, training, and support that Crimson Cup has given us,” she added. “Someone is always available to answer questions and help us work through issues that come up.”
“Our coffee shop wouldn’t be the amazing place that it is without Crimson Cup’s help!”
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.