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Seeking Out New Coffees, Farmer Relationships in Ethiopia and Kenya  

Coffee and tea growing together on a farm in Kenya

Brandon Bir, our coffee sourcing and education director, recently traveled to Ethiopia and Kenya to discover new coffees and expand relationships with coffee farmers and co-op managers. “The legendary home of the first coffee trees, Ethiopia is the source of … Read More

Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins Coveted Good Food Award

Good Food Awards Winner Seal 2017

We’re excited to announce that our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee took home a a 2017 Good Food Award, becoming the first Ohio coffee winner in the award’s history. Founder and President Greg Ubert and Coffee Sourcing and Training Director Brandon Bir … Read More

Ethiopian Kossa Kebena is a 2017 Good Food Awards Finalist!

2017 Good Food Awards Finalist

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena sure does like to compete! We are thrilled to announce that this coffee has been named a finalist in the 2017 Good Food Awards  competition. As Sprudge observed, Crimson Cup is the first and only Ohio roaster … Read More

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena Wins 93 Rating from The Coffee Review

Coffee Review 93 Points 2016

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee recently earned an outstanding 93/100 rating from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review, the world’s leading coffee guide. Reviewers described our latest Ethiopian offering as, “A fruit-driven, harmoniously balanced Ethiopia natural.” The Coffee Review’s blind assessment … Read More

Crimson Cup Seeks Out New Ethiopian Coffees, Farming Relationships

Brandon Bir with Ethiopian children

Ethiopia was the source of two of the three coffees we submitted for cupping as part of our winning Roaster of the Year application. Looking to the future, we want to discover new coffees and build relationships with Ethiopian coffee … Read More

Ethiopian Coffees Headline Coffee House Brew Bars

Coffee beans drying in a family compound at a village near Konso, Ethiopia.

We’ve perked up the Crimson Cup brew bar lineup with three Ethiopian coffees you’ll want to try! Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Ardi, Ethiopian Sidama Guji and Ethiopian Yirg Z (Yirgacheffe) are available for a limited time at the Crimson Cup Coffee … Read More

A Drop of Coffee History: Kaldi and His Goats

The coffee tree is indigenous to only one small African country: Ethiopia. So how did coffee become so popular around the world? According to a popular legend, it all began with a young Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi.  Many centuries … Read More