Tag: Friend2Farmer

Crimson Cup Coffee Now Available in Columbus Kroger Stores

January 19, 2017 (Published: January 19, 2017)

We’re excited to announce that Kroger’s Columbus Division has partnered with Crimson Cup to bring select varieties of our locally-roasted coffee to 54 stores throughout the region. Six of our award-winning coffee can now be found among the natural and organic offerings in the coffee aisle, as well as on the local display in select locations. “Crimson […]

Making a Three-Year Commitment to Coffee Farmers in Olopa, Guatemala

January 5, 2017 (Published: January 5, 2017)

We’re excited to announce the signing of a three-year purchase agreement with the Apolo cooperative of coffee farmers in Olopa, Guatemala! Negotiated through our Friend2Farmer direct trade program, the purchase agreement will provide stability and additional funds for the farmers and their local community. Standard coffee industry practice is to purchase coffee annually after tasting […]

Ethiopian Kossa Kebena is a 2017 Good Food Awards Finalist!

November 17, 2016 (Published: November 17, 2016)

Our Ethiopian Kossa Kebena sure does like to compete! We are thrilled to announce that this coffee has been named a finalist in the 2017 Good Food Awards  competition. As Sprudge observed, Crimson Cup is the first and only Ohio roaster in the coffee category. “We’re excited to be recognized once again among the country’s top […]

Meet the Farmer Coffee Tasting: Peru La Merced Mundo Pache with Julio Arevalo Tello

April 27, 2016 (Published: April 27, 2016)

We recently kicked off “Meet the Farmer,” a series of coffee tastings by smallholder coffee farmers and cooperative managers at our Columbus-area coffee houses. “We believe that introducing some of the people who grow and process our coffee will give Columbus coffee aficionados greater insight into coffee’s journey from farm to cup,” said Crimson Cup Founder […]

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 […]

Traveling to Expand Our Relationships with Peruvian Coffee Farmers

August 6, 2015 (Published: August 6, 2015)

In July, Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir, along with Customer Growth Specialist Taylor Harvey, traveled into Peru’s Andes mountains to meet with local coffee farmers. Their goal was to expand relationships with farmers who participate in our Friend2Farmer direct trade program and to discover new coffees. The trio began their trip on Finca […]

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. […]