What’s New at Crimson Cup

Wake Zone Espresso Going Strong after Six Years

Wake Zone Espresso Cary North Carolina

Since 2008, Wake Zone Espresso has brought the spirit of the islands to landlocked Wake County, N.C. Owners Mark and Linda Hollamon  based the décor of the shop at 6108 Old Jenks Road in Apex on their love of Jimmy … Read More

Celebrating Independents Day

We just wrapped up our 12th Independents Day – an annual forum that gives coffee house owners a way to connect, engage and grow with other coffee house entrepreneurs. Celebrations kicked off Friday, August 8 with a welcome happy hour … Read More

Creek Coffee House in Lillington, N.C. Celebrates Second Anniversary

Logo of Creek Coffee House Lillington, North Carolna

Congratulations to Creek Coffee House on their second anniversary as an independent coffee shop! Owner Chess Royal opened the shop at 75 Marshbanks Street in Lillington, N.C. in August 2012. Chess created the coffee house as a comfortable hangout for … Read More

Meet our Cuppers: Chris Shegitz, Coffee Quality Technician

Chris Shegitz, Coffee Quality Technician, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

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

Welcome to Lorraine’s Coffee and Music

Lorraine's Coffee and Music Garner North Carolina

With “That’s Kentucky,” Bluegrass performer Lorraine Jordan and her band Carolina Road currently have the number-one bluegrass song in the country. And, with the opening of Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music at 101 Timber Pointe Lane, the longtime resident hopes … Read More

Trekking to Honduras with Ohio State Students

Crimson Cup leads Ohio State on trek to Honduran coffee farm

At Crimson Cup, we’re passionate about creating stronger communities – both locally and internationally. One of the ways we do so is by sponsoring cross-cultural exchanges between coffee lovers and coffee growers. Recently, Greg Ubert and Dave Eldridge guided a … Read More

The Coffee Station at Landis Valley Opens

The Coffee Station at Landis Valley Lancaster Pennsylvania

It’s been a busy spring here at Crimson Cup. We’ve helped several new coffee houses open their doors. We’re excited to welcome Joy and Brian Lee and Joy’s parents Jim and Charlotte Allgyer to the Crimson Cup community. They opened … Read More