Coffee

Peru Coffee Sourcing Trip 2016

Brandon Bir on coffee farm in Peru

  Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education manager, recently traveled into Peru’s Andes Mountains to expand relationships with coffee farmers, agronomists, and others dedicated to improving the quality of the country’s coffee. Brandon’s trip originated in Lima. While visiting the capital … Read More

Introducing Our Fall Coffee and Tea Cocktails

Crimson Cup Pumpkin Coffee Cocktail

With the advent of chilly weather, coffee drinkers are warming up to the comforting flavors of autumn. Fall offerings at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses include Maple Cinnamon Latte, Pumpkin Coffee Cocktail and Harvest Apple Green Tea Soda. “With so much … Read More

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins 93 Rating from The Coffee Review

Coffee Review 93 Points 2016

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee recently earned an outstanding 93/100 rating from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review, the world’s leading coffee guide. Reviewers described our latest Ethiopian offering as, “A fruit-driven, harmoniously balanced Ethiopia natural.” The Coffee Review’s blind assessment … Read More

25th Anniversary Milestone 3: The 7 Seven Steps to Success

Greg Ubert article

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the third in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Greg now had great coffee, but he saw that some of his … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

If you’re dreaming of opening a coffee shop, the two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: How much does it cost to open a coffee shop? Do I need a coffee shop business plan? There’s no hard and fast answer … Read More

Compak Golden Bean Winners

Compak Golden Bean logo

Crimson Cup took home several prizes at the second annual Compak Golden Bean North America roasting contest. Competing in a field of 700 entries from 244 North American roasters, we won Overall Runner Up honors as well as silver or bronze … Read More

Seeking Out Relationships in Papua New Guinea

Crimson Cup is bringing our Friend2Farmer direct trade program to Papua New Guinea! Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir, a licensed Q Grader, recently spent several days cupping coffee and exploring coffee-growing areas of Papua New Guinea. This nation in … Read More