Coffee+Community

Cultivating Sustainable Coffee Partnerships Through Friend2Farmer®

Although they grow the world’s top cash crop, many coffee farmers barely make enough to survive. And despite existing Fair Trade and Direct Trade programs, many coffee-growing communities remain mired in poverty. Our new Friend2Farmer® program is changing that, one … Read More

Direct Trade: Relationships

At Crimson Cup, we believe the quality of our coffee begins with the quality of our relationships in the coffee-growing community, as Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge discussed in a recent article for CoffeeTalk magazine. “Why get into the coffee business? … Read More

Meet Our Cuppers: Bob Cervas, Coffee House Ambassador

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who is passionate about coffee. Many of our Cuppers have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of … Read More

FREE WEBINAR – 9.18: Learn the Seven Steps to a Successful Coffee Business

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Then you won’t want to miss our Seven Steps to Success webinar on Wednesday, September 18 at 3 p.m. In just an hour, Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert will introduce everything you need … Read More

Brewing a Better Community

Giving back is a core value here at Crimson Cup, so Greg was thrilled to share some ideas and examples for giving back in CoffeeTalk Magazine’s annual “Making a Difference” issue. In “Brewing a Better Community,” Greg writes, “My parents … Read More

Trip to Brazil: Day 2

Crafted by: Brandon Bir Our second day started with a couple hours of car travel to get to our next destination, Coocacer Carmo do Paranaiba (coffee coop in the Cerrado growing region). This coop serves over 500 farms in the … Read More

Trip to Brazil: Day 1

Brazil, 2013 – Day 1 The first day started off at 8AM (after a 12hr flight), when my plane landed in Sao Paulo. Luckily I flew into Brazil with one of the hosts of the trip. We met up after … Read More