Crimson Cup Welcomes Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa to Community of Independent Coffee Houses

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Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa, has joined the community of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries supported by Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Owner Wendy Bradley learned how to run a successful coffee business through Crimson Cup's Seven Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program.

Ribbon Cutting at Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa

Ribbon Cutting at Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa

We’re excited to welcome another independent coffee shop to the Crimson Cup community. Our passion for handcrafted coffee and small business has helped open hundreds of independent coffee shops over the past 23 years." - Greg Ubert

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, an Ohio coffee roaster and coffee franchise alternative, is proud to welcome Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa to its growing community of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries. Located at 1210 12th Street, Love-A-Latte serves a full menu of hot and cold espresso, cappuccino, latte and mocha drinks, drip coffee, smoothies, and hot and iced teas.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, owner Wendy Bradley and her team served 385 drinks during the grand opening of the coffee and tea house. About 14 percent of Eldora’s 2,732 residents stopped by for a drink. Well-wishers from the community sent flowers, and the Eldora Chamber of Commerce was on hand to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We’re excited to welcome another independent coffee shop to the Crimson Cup community,” said Greg Ubert, Crimson Cup founder and president. “Our passion for handcrafted coffee and small business has helped open hundreds of independent and family-owned coffee shops over the past 23 years.”

Bradley and her team learned operate a coffee shop through Crimson Cups Seven Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. The program is based on Ubert’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, a commonsense guide that covers everything needed to start an independent coffee shop.

“Our Seven Steps program is perfect for small business owners because it offers all the support of a coffee franchise without franchise fees, royalties or business restrictions,” Ubert said. “Our consulting services, including business plan development, site evaluation, on-site training, marketing support, menu ideas and much more, are all designed to help reduce costs, increase profits and eliminate potential headaches.”

Before opening Love-A-Latte, Bradley had spent many years as a human resource professional for several farming companies. She loves working and interacting with people and felt a coffeehouse offered the perfect opportunity to start her own small business.

“At Crimson Cup, our mission is to help small business owners like Wendy achieve their dreams,” Ubert said. “Over the past year alone, we have helped more than 15 new business owners start thriving new coffee businesses.”

For more information about Love-A-Latte Coffee and Tea House, visit the Love-A-Latte Facebook page.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio and taught independent business owners how to be successful through its coffee shop franchise alternative program. Sustainably sourced Crimson Cup coffee is available through a network of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 28 states, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee House in the Columbus suburb of Clintonville. For more information, visit crimsoncup.com.

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