Tag Archives: coffee

Meet Our Cuppers: Dave Eldridge

Dave Eldridge in Antigua, Guatemala

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

Shop Small at Crimson Cup Coffee House on Nov. 30th

This November 30th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods in Columbus and across the country. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Crimson Cup Coffee House, … Read More

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop … Read More

Help Us Improve Education in a Honduran Coffee Farming Village

In the remote coffee-growing community of El Socorro, Honduras, fewer than 5 percent of children attend school beyond fifth grade. Together, we can change that. For the past three years, Crimson Cup has been working to improve coffee quality and … Read More

The One-Day Coffee Shop Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an essential step in opening a coffee shop. But if you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you view the process of developing a plan with reluctance. As a result, you may drag out the process, making … Read More

Cultivating Sustainable Coffee Partnerships Through Friend2Farmer®

Although they grow the world’s top cash crop, many coffee farmers barely make enough to survive. And despite existing Fair Trade and Direct Trade programs, many coffee-growing communities remain mired in poverty. Our new Friend2Farmer® program is changing that, one … Read More

Direct Trade: Relationships

At Crimson Cup, we believe the quality of our coffee begins with the quality of our relationships in the coffee-growing community, as Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge discussed in a recent article for CoffeeTalk magazine. “Why get into the coffee business? … Read More