Tag Archives: Friend2Farmer

Crimson Cup Coffee Now Available in Columbus Kroger Stores

We’re excited to announce that Kroger’s Columbus Division has partnered with Crimson Cup to bring select varieties of our locally-roasted coffee to 54 stores throughout the region. Six of our award-winning coffee can now be found among the natural and organic offerings … Read More

Making a Three-Year Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Olopa, Guatemala

Coffee farmers from Olopa, Guatemala cup coffee at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

We’re excited to announce the signing of a three-year purchase agreement with the Apolo cooperative of coffee farmers in Olopa, Guatemala! Negotiated through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program, the purchase agreement will provide stability and additional funds for the farmers … 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

Meet the Farmer Coffee Tasting: Peru La Merced Mundo Pache with Julio Arevalo Tello

Julio Arevalo Tello and Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee House Columbus Ohio

We recently kicked off “Meet the Farmer,” a series of coffee tastings by smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative managers at our Columbus-area coffee houses. “We believe that introducing some of the people who grow and process our coffee will give Columbus … Read More

Seeking New Coffees, Direct Trade Relationships in Indonesia

Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge examines Sumatran coffee

Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir recently returned from a sourcing trip to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their goal was to discover new coffees and find ways to support small farmers through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. “We travel to … Read More

Traveling to Expand Our Relationships with Peruvian Coffee Farmers

Crimson Cup coffee buyer on Finca Santa Rosa in Peru

In July, Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir, along with Customer Growth Specialist Taylor Harvey, traveled into Peru’s Andes mountains to meet with local coffee farmers. Their goal was to expand relationships with farmers who participate in our Friend2Farmer … Read More

Our 2015 Service Learning Trip to El Socorro, Honduras with Ohio State Students

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea sponsored service learning trip for Ohio State students to Honduran village of El Socorro de lat Penitas

For the third year in a row, we were proud to sponsor a service learning trip to Honduras for students from the Ohio State University. We’ve been working with the remote mountain village of El Socorro de la Penitas since … Read More