What’s New at Crimson Cup

Coffee House Owners Tour Costa Rican Coffee Plantations

Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir recently led four Ohio coffee house owners to the source of some of the world’s finest and most sought-after coffees: Costa Rica’s Hacienda Rio Negro and Hacienda La Minita coffee plantations. During the trip, they learned … Read More

Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series continues in April with, “Grass Roots Marketing and the Cost of Shoe Leather.” “As a coffee house owner, … Read More

Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House Off to Great Start

Leo's Donuts Logo

Earlier this year, Leo’s Donuts and Coffee House in Radcliff, Kentucky became part of the Crimson Cup family. In just a few months, the company has come to see Crimson Cup as the key to its success. Leo’s is located … Read More

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

Crimson Cup Introduces Matcha Madness Green Tea

Crimson Cup Matcha Green Tea

Now, Crimson Cup customers can enjoy Matcha green tea, the oldest and finest variety of green tea from Japan. The mother of all Japanese green tea, Matcha has been used as a meditational drink by Zen Buddhist monks for more … Read More

Meet Our Cuppers: Brandon Bir, Coffee and Training Specialist

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

22 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds and Tea Bags

The Crimson Cup team has tried most of the common uses for used coffee grounds, such as composting them into new soil. But even we were surprised by some of the creative ideas in this article from Mother Nature Network: … Read More