Tag Archives: direct trade coffee

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

Two Costa Rican Coffees Join Our Friend2Farmer Lineup

Crimson Cup Friend2Farmer Direct Trade Coffee

We’re excited to announce that La Minita Hacienda Rio Negro and La Minita El Conquistador have joined our Friend2Farmer® line of sustainably sourced beans. Sales will support worker education, environmental conservation and higher quality processing standards. During last year’s sourcing … 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

Roasting Awesome Coffee

Without roasting, coffee would never have achieved its place among the world’s favorite beverages. Green coffee beans produce a bitter, acidic drink that most people find undrinkable. Roasting helps transform green coffee beans into the beverage we all love. Under … 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