Learn How to Start a Coffee Shop in Indiana from the Coffee Startup Experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
“I needed coffee experts to guide me through the process, and I was impressed that Crimson Cup based its success on my success. Plus, their products are awesome! Rachel Targett, Owner, Loose Goose Coffee Company, Terre Haute, Indiana
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB)
July 16, 2022
Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Indiana? Get insider secrets on starting a profitable business in the Peach State from the coffee start-up experts at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.
Roast Magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year has taught more than 300 entrepreneurs in 30 states how to open a coffee shop with its 7 Steps to Success Coffee Startup Program.
Now, the company’s 7-Step Coffee Startup Consulting team has added to its series of state-level coffee start-up guides with “How to Start a Coffee Shop in Indiana.”
“Indiana is a land of opportunity for many types of small businesses, and coffeehouses are no exception,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert.
“In fact, Indiana ranks 48th among states for the number of coffee shops per capita, with less than one coffee shop for every 8,752 Indiana residents. This leaves many Indiana residents without local coffee.
He noted that Crimson Cup supports four independent cafes in cities and towns across Indiana.
These entrepreneurs learned how to open their shop through the company’s 7 Steps to Success coffee startup program.
The program is based on Ubert’s book, Seven Steps to Success: A Common-sense Guide to Succeed to Specialty Coffee, which he originally wrote to help coffee shop customers master all aspects of successful coffee shop operation. ‘A coffee.
“We help entrepreneurs with little or no coffee experience to become successful coffee shop owners serving their local communities,” he said. “From choosing a great location, to writing a solid business plan for a cafe, buying and fitting out equipment, hiring and training staff, and more, our team is here to guide you.”
To hear about the book in Ubert’s own words, download a free recorded introduction from Soundcloud.
“As a coffee roaster and coffee business consultant, Crimson Cup believes that our business only succeeds when our customers do,” Ubert said. “As a result, we support cafe owners every step of the way, from concept to opening day and beyond.”
Rachel and Richard Targett opened Loose Goose Coffee Company in 2021 to build a business around community, coffee and their love of dogs.
At 3020 S. 7th Street on the south side of Terre Haute, the shop offers a warm and friendly place to connect over great hot, iced or blended coffee drinks and local baked goods. A drive-thru window caters to coffee lovers on the go.
After working as a barista and retail manager, Rachel Targett wanted to open her own boutique to take control of quality and customer service.
“I wanted barista to be my job forever,” she said. “I like the quick interactions with people throughout the day.”
Even with her experience as a barista, she knew she needed support to open her own shop.
“I came across Crimson Cup when I was researching coffee products and consultants,” she recalls.
“I needed coffee experts to guide me through the process, and I was impressed that Crimson Cup based their success on my success. Plus, their products are awesome!
Steve Bayless, Project Manager and 7-Step Trainer, visited the store the week before the soft opening to train the Targetts and their baristas in beverage preparation and all aspects of running a cafe.
A few months later, Heather Ciranna, Customer Growth Representative, returned to help ensure a successful opening celebration.
The coffee, roasted by Crimson Cup, was warmly welcomed by local coffee lovers. The roaster’s exceptional craftsmanship and specialty has earned him top honors at the Good Food Awards, Golden Bean North America, Roast magazine’s Roast of the Year, and other competitions.
A Facebook reviewer said: “I’ve been in the coffee business for a decade and I’m pretty picky about my coffee. I had an americano today which was extremely smooth and probably the best I’ve had in Terre Haute in a very long time. They buy coffee from a large roaster who offers excellent customer support. If you are a coffee lover, this is a must.”
After working with Bayless and Ciranna, Rachel Targett said she found Step 5, Focus on Training, the most valuable.
“I don’t know where I would be without this happening,” she said. “That was absolutely the best part of the experience.”
Besides the Indiana guide, Crimson Cup recently released guides on How to Start a Coffee Shop in Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee, and Georgia.
About once a week next year, the roaster will post state-level coffee startup guides on its website. Next up: a guide on how to start a cafe in Kentucky.
“While the fundamentals of operating a cafe remain the same from state to state, economic opportunities, business formation and licensing requirements vary widely,” Ubert said. “We’re excited to share information and resources to help entrepreneurs accelerate their startup journey.”
He urged anyone thinking of opening a cafe in any state to call Crimson Cup for advice.
“If you run into any obstacles or just want to discuss your vision with a coffee expert, you can contact our startup team by calling 1-888-800-9224.”
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Founded in 1991, Crimson Cup is at the forefront of the coffee industry. Its mindful roasting, startup support, and global partnerships are consciously designed for the greater good of communities around the world. Among other national accolades, the company won the 2020 and 2017 Good Food Awards, the 2019 Golden Bean Champion for Small Roastery Franchises/Chains, and Roast Magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year.
Crimson Cup travels the world in search of the perfect cup, driven by meaningful relationships, honesty and a shared vision for the future. Its Friend2Farmer initiatives promote respect and decency through mutually beneficial collaboration between local and global communities.
Through its 7 Steps to Success Coffee Startup Program, the company teaches entrepreneurs how to open and run independent coffee shops in their local communities. By developing a cafe business plan, entrepreneurs get insight into the cost of opening a cafe.
Crimson Cup coffee is available at more than 350 independent coffee shops, grocers, colleges and universities, restaurants and eating establishments in 30 states, Guam and Bangladesh. The company also has several Crimson Cup cafes and a new CRIMSON flagship store. To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com or follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.