Crimson Cup Seeks Out New Ethiopian Coffees, Farming Relationships

Brandon Bir with Ethiopian children

Ethiopia was the source of two of the three coffees we submitted for cupping as part of our winning Roaster of the Year application. Looking to the future, we want to discover new coffees and build relationships with Ethiopian coffee … 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

Celebrating Columbus’ National Number Ones

Crimson Cup among Columbus Foundation's National Number Ones

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert was among the business and nonprofit leaders honored recently by The Columbus Foundation for being named the best in the United States for their accomplishments over the past year. Individuals and organizations were … Read More

April 21 Webinar: 7 Steps to Opening a Successful Coffee Shop

Crimson Cup webinar on how to open a coffee shop

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Then you won’t want to miss our Seven Steps to Success webinar on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. In this webinar, Crimson Cup will reveal the Seven Steps to long-term success … Read More

We’re the Great Lakes Regional Finalist in the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award

Crimson Cup Named Great Lakes Regional Finalist in DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year competition

It’s been an exciting week at Crimson Cup! Over the weekend, our Wayfarer Blend brought home the second-place prize from the America’s Best Espresso competition at Coffee Fest New York. Then, we learned we have been selected as the Great Lakes Regional Finalist … Read More

Wayfarer Blend Brings Home Second-Place Prize at America’s Best Espresso

Wayfarer Blend from Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea took second place prize at Americas Best Espresso competition

We’re excited to announce that Crimson Cup’s Wayfarer Blend arose from a field of 24 outstanding coffees to a runner-up finish in the America’s Best Espresso Eastern Championship at Coffee Fest New York. After winning its first four rounds of competition, … Read More