What’s New at Crimson Cup

Why Do You Need a Coffee Shop Business Plan?

How to open a coffee shop

Are you dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Perhaps you see yourself working in a business you love. Serving the best coffee drinks in town. Creating a community gathering place. Maybe renovating a historic location, or building a sleek new … Read More

We’re International! Welcome to Columbus Coffee Shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Columbus Coffee in Dhaka Bangladesh serves Crimson Cup coffee

We’re excited to open our first international coffee shop outside the U.S. and its territories! Columbus Coffee Shop opened May 22 in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Partners Mohaimin Mostafa, Rehanur Rahman, Mirza Abdul Khaled and Tarek Rafi Bhuiyan have … Read More

Roast Master Dave Rochus Earns SCAA Roaster’s Guild Certificate


Congratulations to Roast Master Dave Rochus, who has earned a Level 1 certificate from the Specialty Coffee Association of America Roaster’s Guild. The Roaster Level 1 Certificate program develops knowledge and skills required in professional coffee roasting facilities. In addition … Read More

Our 2015 Service Learning Trip to El Socorro, Honduras with Ohio State Students

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea sponsored service learning trip for Ohio State students to Honduran village of El Socorro de lat Penitas

For the third year in a row, we were proud to sponsor a service learning trip to Honduras for students from the Ohio State University. We’ve been working with the remote mountain village of El Socorro de la Penitas since … Read More

Elizabeth Perk in Trenton, Michigan Joins Crimson Cup Community

Elizabeth Perk coffee house and ice cream parlor Trenton Michigan

We’re excited to welcome Mark Hayes and Debbie Rote-Hayes to the Crimson Cup community! Their Elizabeth Perk coffee house and ice cream parlor opened April 28 at 2975 W. Jefferson Ave. in Trenton, Michigan. The husband-and-wife team chose a historic … Read More

Coffee sourcing 2015 – 8,000 miles through Central America

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

Crimson Cup Coffee House Upper Arlington Ohio

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