Tag: Guatemalan coffee

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 […]

Coffee sourcing 2015 – 8,000 miles through Central America

May 8, 2015 (Published: May 8, 2015)

Coffee buyer Dave Eldridge reports on this year’s coffee buying trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. I love harvest season in Central America! In the third week of February, I departed frigid Columbus, Ohio with Greg Ubert, founder and president of Crimson Cup, for Oaxaca, Mexico, and began our hunt for great coffee. We […]

Brandon Bir Demonstrates Home Brewing Techniques on Good Day Columbus

May 21, 2014 (Published: May 20, 2014)

On its May 20 program, Good Day Columbus invited Coffee Buyer Brandon Bir to talk about coffee rust and coffee sourcing. He also demonstrated home brewing techniques using two different hand-pour systems. After discussing coffee rust and its effect on Central American coffees, Brandon highlighted  coffees from two of the farms he has visited: our […]

Q Grader Jorge De Leon Visits Crimson Cup Coffee House, Weiland’s Market

July 29, 2020 (Published: February 18, 2014)

We were excited to welcome our Guatemalan friend and Q Grader Jorge De Leon Ovalle to Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 15 for a pair of Clintonville coffee tastings. Jorge prepared samples of two Guatemalan coffees at Crimson Cup Coffee House and Weiland’s Market. Coffee Buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir met Jorge last year when […]

Meet Our Cuppers: Dave Eldridge

December 16, 2013 (Published: December 9, 2013)

So what is a cupper, you ask? At Crimson Cup, it’s someone who lives for coffee. Many of our Cuppers have invested long hours – in some cases, years – in learning to objectively assess the quality of coffee. Each of our Cuppers brings a unique palate, set of skills and personality to our mission […]

Shop Small at Crimson Cup Coffee House on Nov. 30th

November 27, 2013 (Published: November 27, 2013)

This November 30th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods in Columbus and across the country. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Crimson Cup Coffee House, 4541 North High Street in Clintonville, will be serving complimentary hand-brewed samples of Guatemalan coffees […]