Tag Archives: coffee

Cupping: Tasting and Analyzing

Crafted by: Brandon Bir, Coffee Sourcing and Education at Crimson Cup Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about cupping coffees at Crimson Cup.  So what the heck is cupping? Well, the short answer is: cupping … Read More

Caffeine in your toothbrush?

We were a bit mystified by the news that Colgate-Palmolive Company has applied for a patent on a caffeinated toothbrush. Why would you give up the great taste of fresh-brewed coffee just to shave a few minutes off your morning … Read More

A Coffee Shop Ratio that Boosts Profits by 50%

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 May with, “A COFFEE SHOP RATIO THAT BOOSTS PROFITS BY 50%.” “Many cof­fee shop own­ers go … 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

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