Tag: fair trade coffee

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

May 31, 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 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 beans to coffee shops, colleges […]

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 […]

Earth Fare Grocery Stories Now Carry Crimson Cup Organic Coffee Beans

June 17, 2015 (Published: June 17, 2015)

We’re excited to welcome Earth Fare natural and organic grocery stores to the Crimson Cup community! Ohio coffee lovers can now buy our handcrafted coffees through four Earth Fare organic and natural grocery stores in the Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton metropolitan areas. “Earth Fare is proud to carry local and artisanal products on our […]

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 […]

Roasting Awesome Coffee

May 10, 2022 (Published: May 10, 2013)

Without roasting, coffee would never have achieved its place among the world’s favorite beverages. Green coffee beans produce a bitter, acidic drink that most people find undrinkable. Roasting helps transform green coffee beans into the beverage we all love. Under controlled heat and time, the beans expand and change in color, taste, aroma and density. […]

Beyond Fair Trade

December 14, 2013 (Published: December 23, 2011)

Grower’s First Foundation Advisor Glenn Parrish asked “Is Fair Good Enough?” in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article that reviewed the success of Fair Trade in lifting indigenous farmers out of poverty. Crimson Cup started carrying Fair Trade organic coffees more than 10 years ago. We really liked the concept of improving the lives […]