Tag Archives: Friend2Farmer

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

Second Crimson Cup Coffee House to Open in Upper Arlington

Crimson Cup Coffee House Upper Arlington Ohio

We’re excited to announce that our second company-owned Crimson Cup Coffee House will open early this summer at 2468 Northwest Blvd. in suburban Upper Arlington. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter coffee shops, so our new space will offer a different … Read More

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

Brandon Bir Demonstrates Home Brewing Techniques on Good Day Columbus

Crimson Cup Coffee Specialist Brandon Bir

On its May 20 program, Good Day Columbus invited Coffee Buyer Brandon Bir to talk about coffee rust and coffee sourcing. He also demonstrated home brewing techniques using two different hand-pour systems. After discussing coffee rust and its effect on … 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

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