Author Archives: Crimsoncup

Seeking New Coffees, Direct Trade Relationships in Indonesia

Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge examines Sumatran coffee

Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir recently returned from a sourcing trip to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their goal was to discover new coffees and find ways to support small farmers through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. “We travel to … Read More

Introducing Our Hopped Holiday Nitro Cold Brew, Seasonal Craft Coffee Cocktail

Seasonal craft coffee cocktail at Crimson Cup Coffee House

We’re ringing in the season with two craft coffee cold brews. Hopped Holiday Nitro and Seasonal Craft Coffee Cocktail are available for a limited time exclusively at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington. We developed these cold … Read More

Ohio Made Awards 2016 Ohio Small Business of the Year

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea was named 2016 Ohio Small Business of the Year

We’ve been named Ohio Small Business of the Year in the first ever Ohio Made Awards sponsored by the Ohio Creative Collective! “Since I love Ohio, receiving the Ohio Made OHIO Small Business of the Year award is a huge … Read More

Introducing Guatemalan Antigua Pacamara

Crimson Cup Guatemalan Antigua Pacamara coffee

We’re excited to announce that Guatemalan Antigua Pacamara has joined our Friend2Farmer line of direct trade coffees.This fully washed, patio-dried coffee is arguably one of the finest in Central America. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,100 feet on a … Read More

J’s Place on Main Celebrates One-Year Anniversary


Congratulations to Gwen Riley, who recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her J’s Place on Main coffee house! Located at 101 S. Main Street in downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky, the independent coffee house marked its anniversary with an all-day event featuring … Read More

Roast Magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year

Crimson Cup is 2016 Roaster of the Year

  We took top honors in Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year competition! Named 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year, Crimson Cup became the first Ohio-based winner in the award’s 12-year history. Roast presents the award annually to North America’s top roaster … Read More

Coffee Review Gives 95 Rating to Ethiopian Jimma Agaro

95 rating Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review

Looking for a coffee that’s “… delicate and lush, pure yet musky and deep?” That’s how Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review described our Ethiopian Jimma Agaro. Reviewers awarded 95 of 100 points to this fully washed coffee. Produced by … Read More