What’s New at Crimson Cup

Coffee sourcing 2015 – 8,000 miles through Central America

Dave Elbert, coffee buyer for Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Coffee buyer Dave Eldridge reports on this year’s coffee buying trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. I love harvest season in Central America! In the third week of February, I departed frigid Columbus, Ohio with Greg Ubert, founder and … Read More

Second Crimson Cup Coffee House to Open in Upper Arlington

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We’re excited to announce that our second company-owned Crimson Cup Coffee House will open early this summer at 2468 Northwest Blvd. in suburban Upper Arlington. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter coffee shops, so our new space will offer a different … Read More

Brandon Earns Specialty Tea Institute Certification

Brandon Bir from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea earns Specialty Tea Institute certification

We’re proud to announce that Coffee and Training Specialist Brandon Bir has earned Level 1 and Level 2 certification from the Specialty Tea Institute. The STI certification program is designed to increase understanding of tea varieties, brewing methods, and the … Read More

Coffee House Celebrates Earth Day

Crimson Cup Coffee House gives away coffee sacks on Earth Day

On Earth Day, our Crimson Cup Coffee House is giving away burlap coffee sacks and offering $5 refills of cold-brew coffee growlers – a 50 percent discount off the regular $9.95 price. While supplies last, you are welcome to pick … Read More

Crimson Cup Cold Brew Featured on Good Day Columbus

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The weather is warming up! So that means it is time to cool down with cold brew coffee. Good Day Columbus asked Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir to explain this coffee trend, which involves brewing coffee with cold or room-temperature water … Read More

April 23 Webinar: 7 Steps to Opening a Successful Coffee Shop

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Then you won’t want to miss our Seven Steps to Success webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. In this webinar, Crimson Cup will reveal the Seven Steps to long-term … Read More

Closing Time: Columbus Crave Profiles Brandon Bir

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We all know Brandon Bir as Crimson Cup’s coffee and training specialist. He travels to places like Peru, Guatemala and Honduras to bring back new coffees and establish relationships for our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. As part of our coffee … Read More