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  • 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
  • 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
  • Taking Independent Coffee House Owners and Baristas on a Seed-to-Cup Journey in Honduras

    Friday, May 17, 2019  
    (Updated: June 20, 2019)
    Crimson Cup recently flew owners and staff from five independently owned coffee houses to the Siguatepeque region of Honduras. There, they followed coffee’s journey from seed to cup while learning about the roles of the coffee farmers, workers and processors who prepare coffee served in their shops. “Our goal was […] Read More
  • Kudos to Our Award-winning Independent Coffee Shop Customers

    Monday, May 13, 2019  
    (Updated: June 17, 2019)
    Cup Runneth Over Coffee House Wins 2019 Business of the Year Award Wow! Three Crimson Cup customers recently won prestigious awards in their local communities: The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar in Iowa Falls, Iowa won Best Coffee Shop in Iowa honors in a story by Des Moines CBS Affiliate […] Read More
  • Sharing the Wealth with Farmers and Communities in 2018

    Monday, March 11, 2019  
    (Updated: April 4, 2019)
    Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea thrived in 2018 by upholding our “Coffee + Community” business model. Our sales increased year over year as we: Won winning national awards for coffee quality. Boosted revenue for coffee farmers in our relationship chain Helped 19 new entrepreneurs to open independent coffee shops Gave […] Read More
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

    Monday, January 28, 2019  
    (Updated: July 27, 2020)
    If you’re dreaming 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?” How Much Does It Cost to Open a Coffee Shop? There’s no hard answer on how […] Read More
  • Extending Our Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Olopa, Guatemala

    Friday, January 4, 2019  
    (Updated: February 1, 2019)
    Crimson Cup has agreed to purchase two containers of coffee at a premium price from a small cooperative of farmers in Olopa, Guatemala. Negotiated through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program, the one-year contract is an extension of a three-year agreement signed in 2015 with the Asociacion de Productores de Café […] Read More