Tag: Friend2Farmer

Brandon Bir Participates in Coffee Equity Panel

October 9, 2021 (Published: October 9, 2021)

On October 21, Director of Sustainability Brandon Bir will take part in a panel discussion presented by the Coffee Equity Lab at The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s innovation center. The panel will discuss “Information and Education Access as a Consumer-Side Change Agent,” at 12 p.m. CDT. Register at this link for the free online series. Other panelists include […]

Crimson Cup Brings Home 6 Medals from Golden Bean North America

October 1, 2018 (Published: September 28, 2018)

Crimson Cup brought home six medals from the fourth annual Golden Bean North America roasting competition. Competing in a field of over 900 entries from 500 roasters, our Wayfarer Blend, our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena, Tired Goat Blend, 1959 Colombia Mokka and Oxapampa Peru Gesha coffees brought home silver medals. Wayfarer Blend also won a bronze medal. […]

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

August 30, 2018 (Published: 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 April 9 through 11 in […]

Celebrating a Successful 2017

April 25, 2019 (Published: 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 owned coffee houses through our […]

Honduras Siguatepeque Joins Our Friend2Farmer Line of Direct Trade Coffees

August 17, 2017 (Published: 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 displays citrus acidity with floral […]

Exploring New Coffees, Expanding Relationships in Honduras and Nicaragua

June 29, 2017 (Published: 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 (Apolo) co-op in Olopa, Guatemala. […]

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

October 19, 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 prospective coffee shop owners ask is, “Where should I get my wholesale coffee beans?” which is a critical part of the big-picture question “how much does it cost to open […]