A Harvard graduate & an all around-brilliant individual, Greg Ubert takes us through the creation of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea from ideation to present day. Greg’s idea started fairly simple with a go-to-market approach of wholesale distribution, but has since evolved to a somewhat “specialty coffee shop consultant” of sorts, by still focusing on the wholesale distribution of their products, but also providing a book (Sevens Steps to Success) that delivers a tried and true business plan for specialty coffee shops to find success. In addition, the company now has several retail coffee shops of their own in the Central Ohio area.
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00:02:55 Conquering Columbus intro music
00:04:30 Intro to Greg Ubert and a typical day in the life
00:05:40 Greg’s childhood and path to/through Harvard
00:09:30 Greg’s first few jobs out of college and his path to find fulfillment
00:12:30 Coming up with the idea for Crimson Cup
00:14:25 Greg’s older brother & his professional success
00:17:30 Taking Crimson Cup from ideation to creation
00:19:55 The cops crash one of Greg’s first “roasting parties”
00:21:00 The story of Armando
00:25:45 I just didn’t know what we were great at
00:29:30 Growing Crimson Cup
00:31:15 Seven Steps to Success
00:37:30 Getting feedback from our customers
00:45:30 What separates Crimson Cup?
00:47:40 What does your relationship look like with a coffee shop today, from a wholesale and consulting perspective?
00:50:00 What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to Greg Ubert?
00:52:00 What does Crimson Cup look like today?
00:55:00 Closing remarks, AWH plug, Max Effort Muscle plug, ProKure Klean plug
00:58:00 Conquering Columbus outro music