Tag: Dave Eldridge

Improving Coffee Quality in Peru

July 18, 2018 (Published: June 30, 2018)

Since 2012,  our team of cuppers has worked with Peruvian coffee farmers, café owners and baristas to improve the quality of coffee they grow and prepare. Recently, Education and Sustainability Director Brandon Bir and Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge led a team including executives from The Ohio State University to expand relationships and spread knowledge of American […]

Learn About Coffee, Roasting and Hand-Pour Brewing at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab

February 25, 2016 (Published: February 18, 2016)

We’re thrilled to open up our new Innovation Lab to coffee aficionados as well as baristas and coffee shop owners. Columbus coffee lovers can learn more about their favorite drink and improve their java skills in our three introductory courses. The series kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12 with Hand-Poured Coffee Brewing 701. This course explores the […]

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 […]

Honey-Processed Amazonas: a Friend2Farmer® Development Story

October 15, 2014 (Published: October 15, 2014)

This story of how we developed our new Friend2Farmer® Honey-Processed Amazonas Cecanor was crafted by Coffee Buyer Dave Eldridge. In the summer of 2013, I finished a cupping of Peruvian coffee and was ready to call my importer and talk about the samples. I imagined the same conversation that had taken place many times regarding […]

Trekking to Honduras with Ohio State Students

July 30, 2014 (Published: July 14, 2014)

At Crimson Cup, we’re passionate about creating stronger communities – both locally and internationally. One of the ways we do so is by sponsoring cross-cultural exchanges between coffee lovers and coffee growers. Recently, Greg Ubert and Dave Eldridge guided a group of Ohio State University students on a service learning trip to the village of […]