Coffee+Community

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop in 2024?

January 24, 2024 (Published: January 1, 2024)

If you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop, the first question you probably ask is, “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” The second is, “How can I calculate coffee shop startup costs for a business in my local community?” We’ve got answers! Our team of coffee shop startup consultants has taught […]

On 2023 Honduras Trip, Coffee Shop Owners and Baristas Built a Home

October 30, 2023 (Published: July 9, 2023)

Owners and baristas from coffee shops across the U.S. recently traveled with Crimson Cup to Siguatepeque, Honduras. The service trip was an inspiring and life-changing experience about making a difference in the world through coffee and community. The group supported Serve Hope International, which provides safe homes, clean water, schools and other benefits to the […]

Crimson Cup Innovation Lab Hosts Coffee ColLab 2022

June 1, 2024 (Published: September 2, 2022)

We were thrilled to bring Columbus coffee lovers and coffee pros together for the third Columbus Coffee ColLab at our Crimson Cup Innovation Lab. Columbus Coffee Festival presented the event, which was sponsored by Crimson Cup and our flagship CRIMSON coffeehouse. The educational and entertaining evening featured: Coffee education sessions, Samples of CRIMSON’s fall menu, […]

PENZONE Salon + Spa Gahanna/New Albany Wows Guests with Elevated Beverage Service

October 30, 2023 (Published: April 9, 2022)

When PENZONE Salons + Spas planned the rebirth of its iconic beauty brand in the new PENZONE Salon + Spa Gahanna/New Albany, it partnered with Crimson Cup to wow guests with unique coffee bar drinks. The central area of the new salon at 5751 N. Hamilton Road features a social room with a café and […]

Our Focus on Good Drives Growth in 2021

October 30, 2023 (Published: January 8, 2022)

“Pouring a cup of coffee is about more than just enjoying a delicious drink,” says Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. “It’s about focusing on the good the coffee can create.” This Focus on Good led Crimson Cup to an outstanding 2021. In our 30th anniversary year, we grew by sourcing exceptional coffees, serving […]

Brandon Bir is a 2021 Columbus Monthly Tastemaker

December 21, 2023 (Published: December 24, 2021)

Kudos to Brandon Bir! Columbus Monthly magazine named our Director of Sustainability to its 2021 Tastemakers class of the capital city’s rising culinary stars. The Tastemakers feature in the magazine’s December 2021 issue highlighted the contributions of 10 rising culinary stars to the Columbus food scene. “I feel honored to be part of such an […]

Greg Ubert Talks Coffee + Community on Driving the CBUS Podcast

December 21, 2023 (Published: November 3, 2021)

Heartland Bank CEO Scott McComb and co-host Kailyn Buckley recently interviewed our Founder and President Greg Ubert for their Driving the CBUS podcast. The team talked about Greg’s 30-year history in specialty coffee, his passion for entrepreneurship and his love of Columbus. They also touched on Crimson Cup’s focus on good and our drive to […]