Crimson Cup Welcomes Yampy’s Coffee Crepes and Cocktails in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Yampy’s Coffee Crepes and Cocktails in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has joined the group of independent coffee shops, cafes and bakeries in 36 states supported by award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea.

Exterior of Yampy's Coffee Crepes and Cocktails Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Yampy's Coffee Crepes and Cocktails Steamboat Springs, Colorado

We liked the idea of using Crimson Cup because they provided structure, but also the freedom to develop our own offerings.

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea recently welcomed Yampy’s Coffee Crepes and Cocktails to the group of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries it supports in 36 states. The shop at 910 Yampa in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was one of 20 new independent coffee shops that opened in 2017 through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program.

“We’re excited to welcome Michaela and Jenner Kosmis and their team to the Crimson Cup community,” said Greg Ubert, founder and president. “Helping small business owners develop unique concepts is a big part of our mission as a coffee roaster and coffee shop franchise alternative.”

The Kosmis learned how to open a coffee shop through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. Based on Ubert’s Book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, the program has helped hundreds of independent coffee shops develop into thriving businesses over the past 27 years.

“We liked the idea of using Crimson Cup because they provided structure, but also the freedom to develop our own offerings,” Michaela Kosmi said.

Located across the street from the Yampa River, Yampy’s front-window view features ski jumps where many local skiers and national Olympians train for competition. The new coffee shop serves a full menu of hot, iced and frozen espresso drinks – including mochas, lattes and cappuccinos – as well as iced coffee and tea, cold-brewed coffee, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies and other custom drinks. Its brew bar offers Crimson Cup Nitro cold brew on tap as well as pour-over craft coffees prepared using French Press, AeroPress and Chemex brewing systems.

In a unique twist, Yampy’s complements its coffee menu with an extensive selection of creative alcoholic cocktails. Sweet and savory artisanal crepes, breakfast sandwiches and pastries round out the menu.

Ubert said that Crimson Cup supports independent coffee businesses like Yampy’s from concept through success. Company statistics show that over 85 percent of new businesses that open through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program are still in business five years after opening.

“We believe that our company only succeeds when our customers do,” he said. “As a result, Crimson Cup supports coffee shop owners at every step – from scouting a great location and writing a coffee shop business plan to planning a menu, choosing equipment, hiring staff and providing comprehensive training.

“To support customers’ ongoing success, we supply award-winning wholesale coffee beans, coffee shop supplies, marketing support and ongoing training,” he added. “Our coffee-buying team travels more than 45,000 miles annually to bring back the finest coffee beans available to our customers, and our Innovation Lab team works every day to create new and better coffee drinks.”

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches, which it sells directly to consumers and as wholesale coffee beans. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 36 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses. To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com.

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