Welcome to The Coffee Shelf in Chapin, South Carolina

The Coffee Shelf in Chapin, SC serves Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

We’re excited to welcome The Coffee Shelf in Chapin, South Carolina to the growing community of independent coffee houses, cafés and bakeries that serve Crimson Cup beverages! “I wanted to create a warm and relaxing setting for our community while combining my … Read More

Columbus Underground’s Best Bites Brunch

We were honored to sponsor Columbus Underground’s first-ever Best Bites Brunch on April 14 at the Columbus Athenaeum. This sold-out celebration brought together Columbus’s best brunch offerings for one spectacular breakfast-for-dinner experience. The Crimson Cup team was on hand to keep everyone caffeinated … Read More

Building Relationships with Guatemalan Q Graders and Coffee Growers

Crimson Cup coffee buyers cupped coffee in Guatemala

Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge and Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir recently returned from a sourcing trip to Antigua and Guatemala City.  During the four-day trip, they cupped coffees, toured a coffee production mill, and visited local coffee farms … Read More

Best Small-Business Growth Story of 2015

Metropreneur Columbus

Many thanks to Metropreneur Columbus, which named Crimson Cup its best small-business growth story of 2015. Here’s what writer Susan Post had to say: “This year it’s not an app or disruptive technology that takes the top spot as the … Read More

Meet the Farmer Coffee Tasting: Peru La Merced Mundo Pache with Julio Arevalo Tello

Julio Arevalo Tello and Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee House Columbus Ohio

We recently kicked off “Meet the Farmer,” a series of coffee tastings by smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative managers at our Columbus-area coffee houses. “We believe that introducing some of the people who grow and process our coffee will give Columbus … Read More

Thrillist’s Top 21 Coffee Roasters


We’re thrilled to be among the top 21 coffee roasters in the country, according to online food, drink and travel mag Thrillist. Crimson Cup is the only Columbus or Ohio coffee roaster to make the list. Thrillist staff writer Dan … Read More

Brandon Bir Named a Tasting Judge in Oaxacan Coffee Awards for Quality

Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir has been named a final-round tasting judge for the Third Annual Oaxacan Coffee Awards for Quality. Brandon will evaluate the top 20 coffee samples in the third and final round of the competition … Read More