COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28,
2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Twenty-two new independent
coffee shops in 11 states opened in 2022 through the 7 Steps to
Success coffee shop startup program from award-winning coffee
roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.
"We salute the entrepreneurs who are now living their dreams of
owning independent coffee shops serving their local communities,"
said Founder and President Greg
Ubert. "Our team of coffee business consultants looks
forward to helping them build their businesses in the coming
Based on Ubert's Book, Seven Steps to Success: a Commonsense
Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee, the 7 Steps program has
helped hundreds of independent coffee shops across the U.S. become
Their owners – most with little or no coffee or restaurant
experience – learned how to open a coffee shop through the 7 Steps
The 22 new shops that opened in 2022 include:
- BeanSweet Coffee – Goldsboro, North
- Cadence Coffeehouse & Creperie – Niles, Ohio
- Coffee Cravings – Yorktown,
- Cool City Brewing Company – Two
- Doscher's Candies & Coffee House – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Gateway Coffee – Creve Coeur,
- The REX Café – Pensacola,
- Kora Brew House – Bryan, Ohio
- Kushala Sip, Boston,
- Mocha & Mini – Albert Lea,
- Sandstone Coffee House – Amherst,
- Shawnee Station – Lima, Ohio
- Smoke-N-Beans Coffee Bar – McArthur,
- Spire Coffee House – Tom's River, New
- Stonewall Coffee – Bridgeport, West
- The Sanity Mug Coffee & Tea – Port Lavaca, Texas
- The Vault Coffee and Pour House – Carolina Beach, North Carolina
- Vita Nova Creatives & Coffee – Nokesville, Virginia
- White Buffalo Coffee Bar – Clinton, Elk
City, and Lawton,
- Winston's Coffee & Waffles – East Market, Columbus, Ohio
Crimson Cup's 7 Steps coffee shop startup consulting team guides
new owners through every step – from scouting a profitable location
and writing a coffee shop business plan to planning a menu,
choosing equipment, hiring staff and providing comprehensive
As a one-stop shop for independent coffee shops, Crimson Cup
also provides award-winning coffee, the best coffee shop supplies
in the business, and ongoing support to help coffee businesses
In fact, eight of the new coffee shops belong to owners who
opened existing locations with Crimson Cup's help:
- The owners of Coffee in the Valley in Valley City, Ohio, opened Sandstone Coffee in
- Kora Brew House in Bryan, Ohio, added a second location,
Kora Coffee & Gift Shop, in the
- Kushala Sip Coffee House opened a second location in
Boston's Chelsea neighborhood.
- Oklahoma-based White Buffalo
Coffee Bar added three new coffee shops to its four existing
- Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg, West
Virginia, opened a second location in nearby Bridgeport.
- Winston's Coffee & Waffles added a second location in the
East Market of Columbus, Ohio
"Owners who run multiple locations show that specialty coffee
shops can remain profitable and grow even during challenging
economic times," Ubert said. "We think now is a perfect time to
open an independent coffee shop."
Most of the owners had little or no experience in specialty
coffee. Some said they would not have been able to open without
Crimson Cup's help.
Kevin and Sarah Zakariasen opened
their first Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 2016. Just six
years later, they expanded to nearby Bridgeport.
"We began with a dream of opening a coffee shop, but there was
so much we didn't know," Kevin
Zakariasen said. "Where do you get your espresso machine?
Where do you locate the machine in the store? How do you do the
dance behind the counter to make drinks efficiently?"
"The book and Crimson Cup's startup consultants answered all
these questions and more."
Initially, he felt skeptical about buying the book. "I thought,
'$69.95 for a paperback is a lot!'"
"But now I know it's worth many times the cost," he added. "For
example, the first chapter says not to buy used coffee equipment.
Before reading the book, we bought a used espresso machine, and we
had to replace it with a new one. Avoiding that mistake could have
saved us $2,000 right at the
"The book does have a money-back guarantee, but I doubt anyone
returns it. It's that good!"
Ubert said that operating five Crimson Cup Coffee Shops and a
company flagship store, CRIMSON, helps the company test drink
recipes and promotional ideas.
"As coffee shop owners and managers ourselves, we're uniquely
positioned to help independent business owners turn their hard work
into profitable businesses," he said.
He invited anyone considering opening a coffee shop in any state
to call Crimson Cup for guidance.
"If you run into any roadblocks or just want to discuss your
dream with a coffee expert, give us a call!"
7 Steps Sales Leader Scott
Fullerton is the initial contact for all aspiring coffee
shop owners. Reach him via email at email@example.com or by
"If you've ever dreamed about opening a coffeehouse, I'd love to
help you get started," Fullerton said. "We've helped hundreds of
entrepreneurs take the leap from dreaming about a coffee shop to
opening their doors. Chances are, we can help you!"
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Founded in 1991, Crimson Cup is at the forefront of the coffee
industry. Its attentive roasting, startup support, and global
partnerships are consciously designed for the greater good of
communities around the world. Among other national recognitions,
the company has earned 2020 and 2017 Good Food Awards, the 2019
Golden Bean Champion for Small Franchise/Chain Roaster, and Roast
magazine's 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year.
Crimson Cup travels the world searching for the perfect cup –
driven by meaningful relationships, honesty, and a shared vision
for the future. Its Friend2Farmer initiatives foster respect and
decency through mutually beneficial collaboration across local and
Through its 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program, the
company teaches entrepreneurs how to open and run independent
coffee houses in their local communities. By developing a coffee
shop business plan, entrepreneurs gain insight into coffee shop
Crimson Cup coffee is available through over 350 independent
coffee houses, grocers, colleges 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, or follow the company on
Facebook and Instagram.
Cheryl Claypoole, Crimson Cup
Coffee & Tea, 614-361-5023, firstname.lastname@example.org
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