Innovation Lab

  • Celebrating a Successful 2017

    September 16, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018)
    We’re excited to report that Crimson Cup racked up another year of continuing growth in 2017. We opened two new retail locations, traveled over 45,000 miles to source coffee and tea at origin and won local and national acclaim, including a 2017 Good Food Award. We helped open 20 independently […] Read More
  • Our Smooth New Canned Cold Brew Coffee

    June 10, 2019  
    (Published: Monday, April 8, 2019)
    Ohio caffeine addicts, rejoice: Crimson Cup just introduced a smooth new ready-to-drink coffee! Our Canned Cold Brew features direct trade Guatemala Antigua coffee inspired by a legendary ghost dog. This naturally sweet and chocolatey cold brew is the favorite drink of cuppers at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab, who traveled […] Read More
  • Helping Independent Coffee Shops Thrive with Hands-on Barista & Manager Training

    April 4, 2019  
    (Published: Friday, March 29, 2019)
    Crimson Cup got even more hands on with training in 2018! Our specialty coffee consultants worked with more than 100 baristas and managers to hone their drink preparation and management skills. Training took place at local coffee shops and at our Crimson Cup Innovation Lab in Columbus – the only […] Read More
  • Sharing the Wealth with Farmers and Communities in 2018

    April 4, 2019  
    (Published: Monday, March 11, 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
  • 2019 Coffee Education Classes for Columbus Coffee Lovers

    February 1, 2019  
    (Published: Thursday, January 10, 2019)
    Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2019 with a series of classes designed to teach central Ohio coffee lovers to appreciate the finer points of coffee. All classes take place at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab. “Coffee education is a big part of our mission here at Crimson Cup,” said […] Read More
  • The New Rules of Coffee Book Tour Visits Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

    December 3, 2018  
    (Published: Sunday, December 2, 2018)
    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. The event also featured demonstrations of coffee brewing, tasting and […] Read More
  • Welcome to Hometown Coffee And Tea in Olney, Texas

    August 30, 2018  
    (Published: Thursday, August 2, 2018)
    We’re excited to welcome Owners Jake and Holly Bailey and their team at Hometown Coffee And Tea to Crimson Cup! The shop at 117 East Main St. in Olney, Texas held its grand opening on June 26. It is one of at least 18 new independent coffee shops scheduled to […] Read More