Tag Archives: Ohio coffee roaster

Limited Batch: Sumatra Wahana Estate

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Sumatra Wahana is shade grown in volcanic soils in a Northern region of Sumatra. Wahana Estate sources much of its coffee from small farmer groups in the surrounding area. To nurture their relationship, they have created a Farmer Support Center … Read More

The Tired Goat, SWP Decaf Blend

Tired Goat

Why a goat you may ask?  According to folk-lore, a goat herder took his goats out to pasture one day.  At the end of the day, he would use a flute to call them back to the farm.  He tried … Read More

Introducing: Wayfarer Blend

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Meet the Wayfarer Blend. Why Wayfarer? It literally means traveler. We were cupping some current crop coffee samples in our lab when the idea to create this new blend arose. Offering a blend that uses a rotating variety of current … Read More

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

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

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