• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Why We Believe in Independent Coffee Shops

    June 23, 2021  
    (Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012)
    We’re often asked why Crimson Cup supports independently owned coffee shops instead of licensing a string of coffee franchises. After all, we offer everything a franchise does – and more – but without charging franchise fees or royalties. We’d be more profitable, some say, as a franchise. The answer is […] 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