Tag: Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

25th Anniversary Milestone 1: Greg Ubert Falls in Love with Specialty Coffee

September 15, 2016 (Published: September 1, 2016)

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the first in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. In August 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh. MS-DOS 5.0 was cutting-edge tech. Fava beans were all the rage. And a young entrepreneur named Greg Ubert […]

Best Small-Business Growth Story of 2015

April 28, 2016 (Published: April 28, 2016)

Many thanks to Metropreneur Columbus, which named Crimson Cup its best small-business growth story of 2015. Here’s what writer Susan Post had to say: “This year it’s not an app or disruptive technology that takes the top spot as the best small business growth story, but local coffee roaster Crimson Cup whose steady growth over […]

Celebrating Columbus’ National Number Ones

April 28, 2016 (Published: April 2, 2016)

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert was among the business and nonprofit leaders honored recently by The Columbus Foundation for being named the best in the United States for their accomplishments over the past year. Individuals and organizations were honored at the annual National Number Ones event held at the Foundation on February 19. […]

We’re the Great Lakes Regional Finalist in the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award

March 19, 2016 (Published: March 19, 2016)

It’s been an exciting week at Crimson Cup! Over the weekend, our Wayfarer Blend brought home the second-place prize from the America’s Best Espresso competition at Coffee Fest New York. Then, we learned we have been selected as the Great Lakes Regional Finalist for the 2016 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by the U.S. […]

Seeking New Coffees, Direct Trade Relationships in Indonesia

January 7, 2016 (Published: December 30, 2015)

Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir recently returned from a sourcing trip to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their goal was to discover new coffees and find ways to support small farmers through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program. “We travel to meet coffee growers and processors to make sure that the coffee we buy is sourced […]

Ohio Made Awards 2016 Ohio Small Business of the Year

December 17, 2015 (Published: December 4, 2015)

We’ve been named Ohio Small Business of the Year in the first ever Ohio Made Awards sponsored by the Ohio Creative Collective! “Since I love Ohio, receiving the Ohio Made OHIO Small Business of the Year award is a huge accomplishment,” said our Founder and President Greg Ubert. “It recognizes Crimson Cup’s growth in the […]

Wayfarer Blend Earns 92 Rating from the Coffee Review

October 1, 2015 (Published: September 25, 2015)

Our Wayfarer Blend coffee recently received an outstanding 92 rating from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review. Reviewers described the handcrafted coffee as, “… a quietly comprehensive cup, with crisp nut and cacao notes and a softening bloom of sweet flowers.” Coffee Review’s blind assessment was, “Rich, round, brisk. Hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, lemon grass, […]