Coffee+Community

Crimson Cup Expands Direct Trade Relationship with Honduran Coffee Farmers

Greg (front) and David Lopez at the wet mill, where the coffee cherries are de-pulped.

It’s been a busy spring here at Crimson Cup! Our cuppers are becoming world travelers as we focus on building direct-trade relationships with small farmers and on supporting development of sustainable coffee harvests. Founder and President Greg Ubert recently returned … Read More

Is 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Coffee Shop?

Dreaming of opening a coffee shop? Then 2013 could be your year! The beginning of a new year offers a perfect opportunity to start planning. And, you could be in business within months through our 7 Steps Coffee Franchise Alternative … Read More

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday®

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Crimson Cup is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re … Read More

Crimson Cup Supplies New “Grounds for Hope” for Cancer Support Community Central Ohio

Crimson Cup is proud to be the roasting partner for a new line of “Grounds for Hope” coffees benefiting Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, which serves all people affected by cancer, as well as caregivers, family and friends. Available exclusively … Read More

Here’s to Independence: Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

Independent Alternative to Coffee Shop Franchise

We’re often asked why Crimson Cup doesn’t license a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a … Read More

Easy Tea for Two with the Teaze Infuser

At Crimson Cup, we’re all about finding great new ways to enjoy coffee and tea. So we were excited to find the Teaze Infuser, a patented, hassle-free way to brew loose-leaf tea. Stylishly made from medical-grade, BPA-free plastic and a … Read More

Turn Your Bakery into a Bakery Café

Bakery Cafe

Baked goods and coffee go together like, well, donuts and coffee.  Because not every bakery takes advantage of this natural pairing, adding specialty coffee to your bakery menu can make you stand out in a crowded marketplace. Coffee houses learned … Read More