Innovation Lab Courses

The Crimson Cup Innovation Lab is a space for both consumers and coffee professionals to learn about what goes into a great cup of coffee – from origins of the beans to roast level, grind, brewing techniques, drink preparation and more. Located in Columbus, Ohio near downtown Columbus and Bexley, this space features areas for coffee evaluation, roasting, training and gathering.

Check back often as many of our courses will rotate throughout the year to offer you new opportunities to elevate your coffee knowledge and skills.


All courses will be at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab –
700 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43205

Handcrafted coffee and hand-brewing systems make great giftsCoffee Brewing Basics
May 12, 10am – 12pm

This class explores the science behind brewing your morning cup. You will learn about storing coffee, grinders, water, proper brewing temperatures, coffee-to-water ratios and pouring techniques – all of the main ingredients that contribute to a great cup of coffee in any setting. This will include brewing demonstrations with V60, Chemex as well as French Press.

CuppersChoiceRoasting Fundamentals
April 10, 6pm – 8pm
Calling all home roasters and craft beverage enthusiasts! Learn the process of roasting coffee. Start with examining green coffee, learning the functions and parts of a roaster and honing the skill of staying on pace with the chemistry responsible for creating the flavors we love by using the roasting curve. Participants will roast their own coffee on both a sample roaster and production roaster. The class will end with a coffee cupping to observe results.

Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge examines Sumatran coffeeCoffee Education: Seed to Cup
June 9, 10am – 12pm 
Enjoy an in-depth review of the amazing, hands-on process that brings coffee from there, to here, to you. Learn the story of coffee from Kaldi and his dancing goats and the start of coffee cultivation to the present day. This experience will include a background on the ways that flavor can be impacted along the way with the ability to taste some of the coffees mentioned during the class.

700 Alum Creek Drive – Columbus, Ohio 43205