Tag: coffee beans

Brandon Bir Named One of 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram

October 31, 2017 (Published: October 25, 2017)

When Barista Magazine went looking for the best coffee professionals to follow on Instagram, Crimson Cup’s Education and Sustainability Director rose to the top. In “The 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram Right Now,” writer Erin Meister called out Brandon Bir’s “contagious enthusiasm” and the “sheer joy he finds in coffee and life” […]

Exploring New Coffees, Expanding Relationships in Honduras and Nicaragua

June 29, 2017 (Published: June 9, 2017)

Our cuppers recently traveled to Honduras and Nicaragua to discover new coffees and develop relationships with coffee growers. They were accompanied by executives from The Ohio State University Office of Student Life, University Dining Services, as well as by a group of farmers from the Association of Producers of Olopa Coffee (Apolo) co-op in Olopa, Guatemala. […]

How to Choose the Best Wholesale Coffee Beans for Your Coffee Shop

October 19, 2022 (Published: May 11, 2017)

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Congratulations! Owning an independent coffee shop can be both personally and financially rewarding. One of the first questions many prospective coffee shop owners ask is, “Where should I get my wholesale coffee beans?” which is a critical part of the big-picture question “how much does it cost to open […]

Our 2015 Service Learning Trip to El Socorro, Honduras with Ohio State Students

June 1, 2015 (Published: May 29, 2015)

For the third year in a row, we were proud to sponsor a service learning trip to Honduras for students from the Ohio State University. We’ve been working with the remote mountain village of El Socorro de la Penitas since 2011, and the Friend2Farmer coffee produced by local villagers is served on the university campus. […]

Coffee sourcing 2015 – 8,000 miles through Central America

May 8, 2015 (Published: May 8, 2015)

Coffee buyer Dave Eldridge reports on this year’s coffee buying trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. I love harvest season in Central America! In the third week of February, I departed frigid Columbus, Ohio with Greg Ubert, founder and president of Crimson Cup, for Oaxaca, Mexico, and began our hunt for great coffee. We […]

Make Dad’s Day with Hand-Pour Coffee

June 16, 2014 (Published: June 15, 2014)

Nothing says love on Father’s Day like a handmade gift. If Dad’s a java junkie, why not make his day with a handcrafted cup of delicious hand-pour coffee? With some inexpensive home-brewing equipment and a little practice, it’s easier than ever to brew coffee-house-quality java at home. By controlling every variable in the brewing process, […]

New Co-Op Espresso Blend for Clintonville Community Market

May 7, 2014 (Published: May 7, 2014)

Sometimes our customers request a coffee that’s exclusively theirs. And that’s what we’ve created for Clintonville Community Market, a unique member-owned grocery store providing a full selection of organic, local and natural products. Made with fair trade organic coffee beans, the new Co-Op Espresso Blend is a medium roast of beans originating from South America […]