Innovation Lab

New Brew Bar Drinks Debut for Spring at Crimson Cup Coffee Houses

May 4, 2017 (Published: April 21, 2017)

Starting Friday, April 21, new drinks including Cascara Tea Soda, Citrus Rose Cocktail, Honey Cardamom Latte, Lavender Mocha and Colombia Inga Aponte Honey Craft Cold Brew will freshen up the menu at Crimson Cup Coffee Houses in Clintonville and Upper Arlington. “Our beverage development team members at the Innovation Lab and coffee houses have outdone […]

All About Coffee: Our Coffee 701 Course

April 26, 2017 (Published: April 20, 2017)

Love coffee? Want to learn more about this tasty and energizing beverage? Then enroll in our Coffee 701 course! Coffee 701 offers an introduction to the history, cultivation and trade of the world’s number-one cash crop, beginning with the legend of an Arab goat-herd and his dancing goats. We’ll share stories gleaned from more than 25,000 miles of travel […]

Brandon Bir Certified as SCA Lead Instructor

March 1, 2017 (Published: February 16, 2017)

Congratulations to Brandon Bir! Our Coffee Sourcing and Education Director has been certified as a Lead Instructor by the Specialty Coffee Association. As a result, he is qualified to become a lead instructor or assistant instructor at SCA events and to teach professional coffee development courses on SCA campuses. “Brandon is one of the most […]

Welcome to Appalachian Bible College Coffee Shop in Mount Hope, West Virginia

January 26, 2017 (Published: January 12, 2017)

A big Crimson Cup welcome to the Coffee Shop at Appalachian Bible College! This new coffee shop is located on the lower level of the Servant Center, below Hanmer Dining Hall on the main campus at 161 College Dr. in Mount Hope, West Virginia. “We’re excited to support Appalachian Bible College in its new venture,” […]

Making a Three-Year Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Olopa, Guatemala

January 5, 2017 (Published: January 5, 2017)

We’re excited to announce the signing of a three-year purchase agreement with the Apolo cooperative of coffee farmers in Olopa, Guatemala! Negotiated through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program, the purchase agreement will provide stability and additional funds for the farmers and their local community. Standard coffee industry practice is to purchase coffee annually after tasting […]

Introducing Our Fall Coffee and Tea Cocktails

November 10, 2016 (Published: October 25, 2016)

With the advent of chilly weather, coffee drinkers are warming up to the comforting flavors of autumn. Fall offerings at our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses include Maple Cinnamon Latte, Pumpkin Coffee Cocktail and Harvest Apple Green Tea Soda. “With so much excitement around fall flavors, we wanted to offer some new ways to enjoy them in […]

Meet the Farmer with David Lopez of El Socorro, Honduras

December 1, 2017 (Published: May 27, 2016)

We were excited to welcome Honduran Coffee Farmer David Lopez to our Crimson Cup Coffee Houses and the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab as part of our “Meet the Farmer” series. David also visited the Ohio State University and Upper Arlington’s Barrington Elementary School, where he accepted a donation of computers and projectors equipped with English-language teaching […]