Author Archives: Crimsoncup

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins 93 Rating from The Coffee Review

Coffee Review 93 Points 2016

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee recently earned an outstanding 93/100 rating from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review, the world’s leading coffee guide. Reviewers described our latest Ethiopian offering as, “A fruit-driven, harmoniously balanced Ethiopia natural.” The Coffee Review’s blind assessment … Read More

25th Anniversary Milestone 3: The 7 Seven Steps to Success

Greg Ubert article

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the third in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Greg now had great coffee, but he saw that some of his … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

CrimsonCup Ribbon 300x253 Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

If you’re dreaming of opening a coffee shop, the two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: How much does it cost to open a coffee shop? Do I need a coffee shop business plan? There’s no hard and fast answer … Read More

Compak Golden Bean Winners

Compak Golden Bean logo

Crimson Cup took home several prizes at the second annual Compak Golden Bean North America roasting contest. Competing in a field of 700 entries from 244 North American roasters, we won Overall Runner Up honors as well as silver or bronze … Read More

Seeking Out Relationships in Papua New Guinea

Crimson Cup is bringing our Friend2Farmer direct trade program to Papua New Guinea! Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir, a licensed Q Grader, recently spent several days cupping coffee and exploring coffee-growing areas of Papua New Guinea. This nation in … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Add a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop?

Brew bars have become essential features to attract coffee enthusiasts to your coffee house. A brew bar provides a dedicated space for preparing hand-pour coffees. This allows coffee shops to showcase the quality of their coffee using pour-over brewing methods … Read More

25th Anniversary Milestone 2: A New Mentor and Coffee Blend

Greg Ubert and Armando Escobar

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the second in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Less than a year after launching Crimson Cup, Greg encountered a mentor … Read More