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  • We Welcome 10 New Coffee Shop Startups in the First Half of 2021

    July 29, 2021
    We were excited to welcome 10 new independent coffee shop startups in the first half of 2021! “Kudos to these entrepreneurs who are now living their dream of owning independent coffee shops serving their local communities,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “We look forward to helping them build their […] Read More
  • Can Coffee Protect Against Covid-19 and Other Health Conditions?

    July 26, 2021
    Can drinking coffee cut your risks of contracting COVID-19? That’s what a 2021 study published in the journal Nutrients suggests! Researchers at Northwestern University associated drinking two to three Cups of Joe each day with a 10 percent drop in rates of COVID-19 infection – similar to the impact of […] Read More
  • Get Summer-Ready with Nonalcoholic Coffee and Tea Cocktails

    July 22, 2021
     We’re celebrating summer by sharing tips and recipes for nonalcoholic coffee and tea cocktails. “Nothing’s more satisfying on a hot, sunny day than a cooling, booze-free beverage,” said Sustainability Director Brandon Bir. “Enjoy these refreshing drinks on your patio, while out walking your dog, gathering with friends or even just […] Read More
  • OSU Student Team Coached by Brandon Bir Wins Sustainability Award

    July 22, 2021
    A team of four students sponsored by Crimson Cup recently won the Fischer Pathways in Supply Chain Sustainability Competition at The Ohio State University. Made possible by a generous gift from the Central Ohio chapter of the Institute for Supply Management, 19 students on 6 teams worked on sustainability projects […] Read More
  • Welcome to Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City

    July 21, 2021
    Connecting friends, family, and community, one cup at a time – that’s the goal of Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City. The independent coffee house opened July 15 in Norris City, Illinois through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program. “We’re excited to welcome Owner Rachel Gray and her […] Read More
  • Cold Creek Coffee Company Opens in Castalia, Ohio

    July 20, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021)
    With the July 1 opening of their Cold Creek Coffee Company in Castalia, Ohio, Owners Shannon and Brad Wilson have created a place for friends and neighbors to gather. “We wanted to host a spot where folks could communicate over coffee,” said Brad Wilson. “There’s really no other place in […] Read More
  • Welcome to The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House

    July 16, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, July 6, 2021)
    Changing lives in the community … one cup and one heart at a time. That’s the mission of The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House, which opened June 25 in the heart of downtown Greensburg, Indiana. “The Branch is a place to come together, connect with others, and share friendships,” said […] Read More
  • Introducing Crimson Cup Triple Ripple Nonalcoholic Coffee Stout

    June 25, 2021
    We’ve partnered with BrewDog to launch a tasty new brew: Crimson Cup Triple Ripple nonalcoholic coffee stout! Triple Ripple debuts in the June box of BrewDog & Friends, the world’s most sustainable nonalcoholic beer club. “We’re excited to partner with BrewDog in this first-of-its-kind beer club, which delivers delicious nonalcoholic […] Read More
  • The Ripple Effect: How We Impact Communities Around the Globe

    June 23, 2021
    How can a coffee roaster centered in a city of less than a million people impact lives from the Americas to Africa? We call it The Ripple Effect. For over 30 years, Crimson Cup has set our stamp on the specialty coffee industry through a culture of responsibility, sustainability and […] Read More
  • "This is Crimson Cup" Video Explores Our Focus on Good

    June 20, 2021
    In our new video, “This Is Crimson Cup,” we explore what what it means to Focus on Good in relationships with coffee farmers, independent coffee shop customers and coffee consumers. “Our emphasis starts with an exceptional cup of coffee from bean to brew, but it’s so much more,” said Founder […] Read More
  • Podcast: Greg Ubert Talks 30 Years of Coffee+Community with Business First

    June 17, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2021)
    It’s been over 30 years since a recent Harvard graduate named Greg Ubert fell in love with specialty coffee. In May 1991, the lure of emerging cafe culture inspired Greg to leave a promising career in computer software. Instead, he struck out as a solo coffee roaster, with a tiny […] Read More
  • Brandon Bir Named East Regional Coordinator for the SCA USA Chapter Committee

    June 11, 2021
    Kudos to Director of Sustainability Brandon Bir! He’s a new East Regional Coordinator for the Specialty Coffee Association USA Chapter Committee. Elected to a two-year term, Brandon is one of 12 new members of the 20-member committee. “Brandon is one of the most highly qualified coffee professionals in the country,” […] Read More
  • Visit Hope House at Crimson Coffeehouse

    June 10, 2021
    Drink coffee, do good at Crimson coffeehouse. With your next cup of coffee, you could help give Honduran coffee workers new homes, clean drinking water, better education and stronger communities. Just visit Crimson at 4066 Worth Avenue in Easton Town Center’s newest district. Through June 30, Crimson coffeehouse will donate […] Read More
  • New Video: The Journey of Coffee from Cherry to Cup

    June 10, 2021  
    (Published: Sunday, June 6, 2021)
    As Director of Sustainability for Crimson Cup, Brandon Bir is amazed by the number of people who work to produce each cup of coffee. A licensed Assistant Q Instructor, Brandon has collaborated with farmers and processors in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America. He travels as many as 100,000 […] Read More
  • 5 More Years of Success for The Coffee Attic & Book Cellar

    May 28, 2021
    Since purchasing The Coffee Attic & Book Cellar in May 2016, Owners Kat and Pat Bissell have perfected a unique blend of coffee and culture in downtown Iowa Falls, Iowa. “We provide a cultural hub in which people can come to socialize, appreciate local art, have a bite to eat, […] Read More
  • New Video: The 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success

    May 14, 2021
    To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we put together a new video! “The 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success” offers a quick and easy introduction to the tools and benefits of our 7 Steps to Success program.  “With 30-plus years of specialty coffee experience and award-winning coffee to open your coffee […] Read More
  • Sweet Aroma Coffeehouse & Bakery Brings Our Award-winning Specialty Coffee to Colchester, CT

    May 13, 2021
    At Sweet Aroma Coffeehouse & Bakery, Owners Kim and Mark Sementa are bringing friends and neighbors in Colchester, Connecticut, together with terrific espresso-based coffee drinks and fantastic homemade baked goods. “Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the need for a family-friendly gathering place for our community,” Kim said. “We […] Read More
  • Bringing Back the 90s with Our 30th Anniversary Brew Bar Menu

    May 6, 2021
    To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re bringing back the 90s in a big way! In May, our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses are featuring a limited edition 1991 Blend Coffee and four retro coffee drinks. “Combining our coffee experience with pop culture favorites from our first decade, our new menu is […] Read More
  • Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary with a New 1991 Blend, Coffee Shop Specials and Giveaways

    May 6, 2021  
    (Published: Saturday, May 1, 2021)
    In May 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh, R.E.M.’s “Shiny, Happy People” ruled the airwaves, the Internet went commercial, and Greg Ubert roasted his first coffee beans. For May 2021, our Founder and President kicked off 30thth anniversary celebrations by introducing a new, limited-edition coffee: 1991 Blend. He also teased […] Read More
  • 7 Questions to Ask a Coffee Business Consultant

    April 15, 2021
    Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert and his team are coffee business consultants for hundreds of successful independent coffee shop owners. Whether you’re starting your coffee shop or trying to grow an established coffee business, you’re smart to explore ways for your cafe to reach its full potential. A […] Read More
  • Bradley’s Gourmet Coffees and More in Whitley City, Kentucky Celebrates 7 Years of Success

    March 30, 2021
    For seven years, Bradley’s Gourmet Coffees and More has brought members of the local Whitley City, Kentucky community together for terrific coffee, conversation and sweet treats. “Our motto from the beginning has been, ‘Building our community, one cup at a time,’” said Owner Nina Bradley. “Our customers have learned – […] Read More
  • The Coffee Potter in Long Valley, New Jersey Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with New Coffee Subscription Benefiting Local Charities

    March 30, 2021  
    (Published: Friday, March 26, 2021)
    For the past four years, The Coffee Potter has served as a sanctuary for people in Long Valley, New Jersey to enjoy terrific coffee, food and the company of their neighbors. That was the goal of Owners Geralyn and David Hickey when they opened their new coffee house on March […] Read More
  • Top 5 Reasons to Open an Independent Coffee Shop in 2021

    March 25, 2021
    Dreaming of opening an independent coffee shop? This could be the year to make your dream come true! The 2020 global pandemic created many obstacles for small business owners. Yet, against all odds, Crimson Cup helped 19 new independent coffee shops in eight states open their doors in 2020.   […] Read More
  • Congratulations to our 2020 Class of Independent Coffee Shops

    March 8, 2021
    “After looking at various partners and online schools, I chose Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. They have award-winning coffee and a proven system for success.” – Tammy Salmons, Owner of Adam’s Flying Pig Coffee House (Pictured with husband Ryan and son Adam.) Is there anything more exciting than starting a […] Read More
  • Angie’s Sugar Buzz Bakery in Sandwich, Illinois Adds Our Award-winning Specialty Coffee

    March 3, 2021
    At Angie’s Sugar Buzz Bakery, owner Angie Davis aims to serve the best donuts, cakes, muffins, cookies and other baked goods in Sandwich, Illinois. And now, the best coffee. “I always wanted to do a coffee shop like Central Perk from Friends that would bring our local community together over […] Read More
  • Our Natural Gesha is a 2021 Good Food Award Finalist

    March 3, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2021)
    For those who haven’t heard, we’ve got exciting beans to spill. Our Natural Gesha craft coffee was named a finalist in the 2021 Good Food Awards! One of the top honors in the food industry, the Good Food Awards recognize the country’s best-tasting and most responsibly sourced coffees. “It was […] Read More
  • Award-winning Crimson Cup Coffee Now Available 24/7 on Amazon

    March 1, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2021)
    Our award-winning specialty coffee is now available on Amazon for order 24/7 – with free shipping for home or office delivery. Founder and President Greg Ubert said a strong demand for home coffee delivery presented an opportunity to amplify the impact of our farmer relationships. “We believe coffee connects us […] Read More
  • Crimson Named One of 20 New Central U.S. Coffee Shops for 2021 by Roast Daily Coffee News

    January 14, 2021
    Just months after its October launch, Crimson is earning kudos from coffee insiders! The staff of Roast Daily Coffee News named our new flagship coffeehouse at Easton Town Center among 20 New U.S. Coffee Shops for 2021 in the Central U.S. Crimson was the only Ohio coffeehouse to make the […] Read More
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    July 21, 2021  
    (Published: Monday, January 28, 2019)
    If you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop, two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” and “Do I need a coffee shop business plan?” We know how much it costs and the importance of a business plan because we’ve taught […] Read More