As a leading Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster since our founding in 1991, we are proud to have two coffee shops located in our hometown! Our Clintonville coffee shop and Upper Arlington coffee shop are both perfect for coffee aficionados and the everyday caffe mocha drinker. We offer handcrafted coffee drinks, espresso drinks, tea, and frozen beverages made fresh with our award-winning coffee by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Each of our Columbus-area coffee shops is located just minutes away from The Ohio State University main campus (The Clintonville location is north of campus and the Upper Arlington location is west of campus). We were voted one of the best coffee shops in Columbus in the Columbus Dispatch CBUS Top Picks readers survey.
Have a seat! We offer couches and comfy chairs clustered for conversation, and tables that let you get down to work with free Wi-Fi.
And, of course the Brew Bar is the newest feature creating more opportunity for you to experience coffee in a new way. Try some of our newest coffee innovations:
– Hand-poured coffee by the cup
– Nitro cold brewed coffee on-tap
– Coffee cocktail innovations infused with Lavender or Cane Sugar
And in you’re looking for an even more hands-on coffee experience, check out the courses at our new coffee innovation lab located at our headquarters just east of downtown Columbus near Bexley.
Our original Columbus coffee shop is located just minutes north of the Ohio State University campus at 4541 North High Street in Clintonville.
Since 2007, this Crimson Cup Coffee House has catered to coffee lovers on the go with speedy drive-thru service. Your handcrafted coffee, espresso drinks, tea, frozen beverages and our signature Nitro cold brew will be ready in minutes.
For a more relaxing coffee experience, step inside and sink into our comfy chairs and couches. Connect to complimentary Wi-Fi and settle down to work at one of our tables.
We’ve become a go-to gathering place for the Clintonville community. Meet up with friends or business colleagues. Belly up to the brew bar for a hand-poured coffee. Power up with our signature Nitro cold brew – always on tap. Or chat about our latest coffees and innovations with our friendly, knowledgeable baristas.
My love for local cafes got me down to this place. There was plenty of parking available at the Clintonville location, which is a huge plus!Ambience is great. Saw good amount of people with laptops, Wi-Fi is available and free, had good speed too. It’s a nice place to arrange business meets for a quick chat and also good for quick grabs since drive through is available.I’d come back any day for the Mayan mocha freeze I tried today, it was delicious with an amazing aroma. My boyfriend got iced vanilla coffee, ice here is crushed and the drink stays colder for more time which is all we need during the hot summer days. :)Staff was friendly. Only downside, a bit expensive, At least for the speciality drinks.
Really good coffee! It's cool that it's local and focuses on single origan and small batches to empower small coffee farmers. More focused on the craft rather than the quantity. It is busy, and the baristas seemed a little flustered, but they did great in ensuring that everything was quick and right.
The best espresso around! Very helpful and polite staff. Nice sitting area and nice outside patio with umbrellas. My only complaint is the lack of nutrition information for the food they sell. I even asked a manager how I could figure it out and he did not know.
Visited twice now. My husband and daughter have enjoyed the coffees and I like the teas. Clean facilities. Customer service Jas been outstanding. I for got to order my macha latte with almond. They had already made when I realized my error. No big deal, they happily made me the one I could drink. On the first visit we had questions and the employee was friendly and patiently answered questions and made a terrific recommendation. We will return.
The coffee shop is indeed unique. Ohio local coffee shop with some flare and fun. The drinks are definitely worth talking about. Their Mayan Mocha Frappuccino, was different, it had a kick of spice to it, making you think back to your old history class about Mayans using spice in their chocolates. The other coffees, aren't the usual "sugary" beverages, you get a solid punch of coffee, but easing into a light sweetness so it's not bitter for those with a sweet tooth. Overall it was great and relaxing, definitely suggest it for local Ohioans and those traveling through.
Seriously, the coffee is good, it also depends on what you want. I don't get into the frothy coffee scene, just give me a cup of good coffee. What I like about the Crimson Cup is they have coffees from around the world, and I like to try the different flavors. I would suggest you try them out if you're into tasting coffee. The only downside is the prices, but it's worth it.
First time visiting Crimson Cup and I must say it was wonderful! Nice cozy atmosphere and knowledgeable employees makes your visit even more enjoyable. I was very impressed with the chai latte! Definitely will be visiting again!
Cozy coffee shop with a relaxed vibe and friendly staff. Wide selection of food, coffee, smoothies, tea and other beverages made to order. I don't get to Columbus often, but this will be in my list for a quick pick me up!
I really enjoy the coffee here. The staff is usually pretty friendly, though I went recently and they were not very nice. It was really busy though so I get it. My other experiences here have been fantastic.
Always super friendly, good coffee, always get my order right. The espresso drinks are better than their equivalents at Starbucks. They have a drive through, and comfortable places to sit inside and out. This is how a coffee shop should be.
Crimson Cup is the best coffee shop in Columbus. I try to go whenever I have a chance. Service at this location is fast and friendly. My usual order is a vanilla latte. The Crimson Cup Mocha is also a good drink if you are looking for something on sweeter side.
Very friendly staff and good prices. For a macro roster the coffee is way better than any chain. My wife and I enjoy walking the dogs to patio in the summer and the workers always treat the dogs with dog cookies. They have a water bowl on the patio for the dogs.
My first time coming here and I thought it was a great place to do work. When it gets busy, it does get a bit loud and cramped. There's not many tables, nor big tables for groups. There's free WiFi and plenty of parking! Staff was very friendly and I loved their selection of drinks.I got the large Matcha Latte and absolutely loved it ~$4.25. I didn't like the chairs and tables much, just because they got uncomfortable after a bit. There are couches, but I couldn't do work while sitting in one. This place is good to work alone, but not great for a bigger group. I love the natural lighting and the outside patio seating. There's also a food truck out front!I recommend this place for a calm environment, place to work, and good drinks.
Friendly staff. I really like their seasonal coffee drinks the best. Pumpkin latte was very pumpkinny! Returned a couple weeks later and tried the red velvet coffee drink. Oh man was it good.Returned a couple months later and they had a super delicious Coconut Mocha. Of course, you have to like coconut.
Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run a successful coffee shop through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee shops, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations, as well as in the company’s own coffee shops in Columbus.