Coffee+Community

Sharing the Wealth with Farmers and Communities in 2018

Crimson Cup win 6 Golden Bean North America medals

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 … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop?

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?” There’s no hard and fast answer … Read More

Extending Our Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Olopa, Guatemala

Olopa Co-op members visit Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

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 … Read More

Greg Ubert Named Finalist for CEO of the Year

Greg Ubert CEO of the Year

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert has been named a finalist for CEO of the Year in Columbus CEO magazine’s eighth annual CEO of the Year Awards. Greg was recognized as a finalist for the best CEO of a … Read More

The New Rules of Coffee Book Tour Visits Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

The New Rules of Coffee

We were excited to welcome Sprudge Founders Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman to the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab on Sunday, December 2! They chatted about their first book, The New Rules of Coffee,  signed copies and sampled our award-winning coffees. … Read More

Through 10 Cents of Change, We’re Building a Home for a Honduran Coffee Worker

Jesús Lazo Lorenzo

We’re excited to invite Ohio coffee lovers to join us in raising funds to build a house for a Honduran coffee worker and his family through our 10 Cents of Change campaign. “We’re asking coffee lovers to donate a dime … Read More

Helping Ohio Avenue Elementary School Students Plan To Make the World a Better Place

Ohio Avenue Elementary School students

Fifth-grade students at Ohio Avenue Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio have a challenging goal this school year: To Make the Word a Better Place. And, through Project Dream initiative of local nonprofit See Kids Dream, Crimson Cup volunteers are helping … Read More