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  • Crimson Cup, AVI Foodsystems and Kenyon College Teach Students about Sustainable Coffee Sourcing

    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Our higher education team recently partnered with AVI Foodsystems and Kenyon College to teach students about transparency in the coffee trade. Students in Associate Professor Jennifer Johnson’s Sociology of Food class traced the steps by which their morning cup of java ended up at campus coffee shops. The project culminated […] Read More
  • Celebrating a Successful 2017

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    We’re excited to report that Crimson Cup racked up another year of continuing growth in 2017. We opened two new retail locations, traveled over 45,000 miles to source coffee and tea at origin and won local and national acclaim, including a 2017 Good Food Award. We helped open 20 independently […] Read More
  • Brandon Bir Named One of 10 Best Coffee Pros to Follow on Instagram

    Wednesday, 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 […] Read More
  • Honduras Siguatepeque Joins Our Friend2Farmer Line of Direct Trade Coffees

    Friday, July 7, 2017
    We’re proud to introduce Honduras Siguatepeque, the latest addition to our Friend2Farmer line of direct trade coffees. This fully washed and patio sun-dried coffee is a mixture of Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Pacas and Caturra varietals grown at altitudes of 4,700 to 5,200 feet under a natural shade canopy of indigenous trees. Lightly roasted, it […] Read More
  • Exploring New Coffees, Expanding Relationships in Honduras and Nicaragua

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • How to Choose the Best Wholesale Coffee Beans for Your Coffee Shop

    Thursday, 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 coffee shop owners ask is, “Where should I get my wholesale coffee beans?” Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has been supplying the highest-quality wholesale coffee […] Read More
  • Announcing Our New Keurig-Compatible Single-Serve Coffee Capsules

    Thursday, February 2, 2017
    We’re excited to announce the launch of our new line of single-serve coffee capsules. Designed to work with Keurig K-Cup, Keurig 2.0 and other home brewing systems, the capsules allow you to enjoy coffee-house quality java at home. Founder and President Greg Ubert said the move reflects consumer demand. “Our […] Read More