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  • 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
  • Seeking New Coffees, Direct Trade Relationships in Indonesia

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    Dave examines green coffee. 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 […] Read More
  • Earth Fare Grocery Stories Now Carry Crimson Cup Organic Coffee Beans

    Wednesday, 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 […] Read More
  • New Co-Op Espresso Blend for Clintonville Community Market

    Wednesday, 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 […] Read More
  • Roasting Awesome Coffee

    Friday, 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 […] Read More
  • Beyond Fair Trade

    Friday, 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 […] Read More