Coffee Education at the Innovation Lab

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 each coffee, 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.

Upcoming Consumer Courses

Handcrafted coffee and hand-brewing systems make great gifts

Coffee Brewing Basics
Virtual Class Details Coming Soon!
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.

Espresso at Home
This is for any level enthusiast wanting to get an idea of how your machine works, troubleshooting, and tips to make the best coffee day after day. In this longer course we will cover espresso theory and tasting for extraction in a smaller group. Covering all of the variables that contribute to making great tasting espresso, we include discussion about water, adequate grinders, different espresso machines and the tools to start delving into brewing great tasting espresso at home.

Roasting Fundamentals
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 and will cup coffees to observe results.

Crimson Cup Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge examines Sumatran coffee

Coffee Education: Seed to Cup
Saturday, July 18: 10:00am – Noon
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