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  • COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide for Coffee Shops

    Monday, April 27, 2020  
    (Updated: August 14, 2020)
    It’s been a few weeks since state and local governments issued the first stay-at-home orders to slow spread of the novel coronavirus. Overnight, coffee shops in many parts of the United States had to close their dining areas and rely strictly on carry out and drive-thru service. Still, the U.S. […] Read More
  • Sharing the L.O.V.E. with CBUS First Responders

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020  
    (Updated: March 26, 2020)
    The Crimson Cup Cold Brew Truck recently went out to spread caffeine and cheer in central Ohio! Our team dropped cold brew and hot brewed coffee to the heroes keeping our community together. “We’re all about Coffee+Community and are committed to standing with our community at this challenging time,” said […] Read More
  • Home Brewing Tutorial: The Art of Hand Poured Coffee with the Kalita Wave

    Saturday, March 21, 2020  
    (Updated: August 15, 2020)
    Working from home? Can’t get to your favorite coffeehouse? You don’t have to give up awesome coffee! Check out this Kalita Wave tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to brew cafe-quality java at home. Brewing coffee slowly, with precision, yields an optimal cup. Many coffee pros prefer hand-poured brewing because […] Read More
  • For Coffee House Owners: Stay Top of Mind and Support Your Community

    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Supporting the independent Coffee House Community – that’s what Crimson Cup is all about! We’re sharing our experience, operations and communications tips to help coffee houses stay top of mind and support customers and team members. Please feel welcome to use our examples when crafting your own posts. Reach out […] Read More
  • The Perfect Pour-over with the Hario V60

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020  
    (Updated: March 23, 2020)
    The Hario Dripper V60 is one of the most popular pour-over coffee brewing methods. It’s become a favorite of Brew Bar customers at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses for its elegant presentation and the way it showcases the taste of the coffee. Why We Like the Hario v60 This beautiful […] Read More
  • How to Brew Awesome Coffee with the Chemex Coffeemaker

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020  
    (Updated: March 23, 2020)
    Want to make coffee like James Bond? Then try the Chemex® Coffeemaker. In From Russia with Love, Author Ian Fleming revealed that the manual brewer with the hourglass shape was Bond’s preferred method of brewing morning coffee in his London flat. And no wonder. Created in 1941 by inventor Peter […] Read More
  • New Ugandan Quality Lab Helps Coffee Farmers Pursue Sustainable Future

    Thursday, February 27, 2020  
    (Updated: March 12, 2020)
    At Crimson Cup, we believe lack of access to knowledge about coffee quality keeps many coffee farmers from earning a fair return on their crop. “With the commodity price for coffee hovering around $1 per pound, many of the world’s small coffee farmers struggle to eke out a living – […] Read More